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  • Brand: JVC
  • Product: Home cinema set
  • Model/name: TH-S5
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TH-S8
LVT1148-003C
[B]
TH-S5
TH-S51
DVD DIGITAL CINEMA SYSTEM
INSTRUCTIONS
Consists of XV-THS8, SP-PWS8,
SP-THS9F, SP-THS9C and SP-THS9S
Consists of XV-THS5, SP-PWS5, SP-THS5F,
SP-THS5C and SP-THS5S
Consists of XV-THS51, SP-PWS51,
SP-THM303F, SP-THM303C and
SP-THM303S
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G-1
Warnings, Cautions and Others
IMPORTANT for the U.K.
DO NOT cut off the mains plug from this equipment. If the
plug fitted is not suitable for the power points in your home or
the cable is too short to reach a power point, then obtain an
appropriate safety approved extension lead or consult your
dealer.
BE SURE to replace the fuse only with an identical approved
type, as originally fitted.
If nonetheless the mains plug is cut off ensure to remove the
fuse and dispose of the plug immediately, to avoid a possible
shock hazard by inadvertent connection to the mains supply.
If this product is not supplied fitted with a mains plug then
follow the instructions given below:
IMPORTANT.
DO NOT make any connection to the terminal which is
marked with the letter E or by the safety earth symbol or
coloured green or green-and-yellow.
The wires in the mains lead on this product are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
Blue: Neutral
Brown: Live
As these colours may not correspond with the coloured
markings identifying the terminals in your plug proceed as
follows:
The wire which is coloured blue must be connected to the
terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured black.
The wire which is coloured brown must be connected to the
terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured red.
IF IN DOUBT - CONSULT A COMPETENT ELECTRICIAN.
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.
CAUTION — F button!
(XV-THS8/XV-THS5/XV-THS51)
Disconnect the mains plug to shut the power off completely
(the STANDBY lamp goes off).
The F 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.
CAUTION (SP-PWS8/SP-PWS5/SP-PWS51)
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.
CAUTION
• Do not block the ventilation openings or holes.
(If the ventilation openings or holes are blocked by a
newspaper or cloth, etc., the heat may not be able to get out.)
• Do not place any naked flame sources, such as lighted
candles, on the apparatus.
• When discarding batteries, environmental problems must be
considered and local rules or laws governing the disposal of
these batteries must be followed strictly.
• Do not expose this apparatus to rain, moisture, dripping or
splashing and that no objects filled with liquids, such as
vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
IMPORTANT FOR LASER PRODUCTS
1. CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
2. CAUTION: Do not open the top cover. There are no user
serviceable parts inside the unit; leave all servicing to qualified
service personnel.
3. CAUTION: Visible and invisible laser radiation when open and
interlock failed or defeated. Avoid direct exposure to beam.
4. REPRODUCTION OF LABEL: CAUTION LABEL,
PLACED INSIDE THE UNIT.
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Warnings, Cautions and Others
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Caution: Proper Ventilation
To avoid risk of electric shock and fire and to protect from damage, place the apparatus on a level surface. The minimal clearances are
shown below:
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
“SOME DOS AND DON’TS ON THE SAFE USE OF EQUIPMENT”
This equipment has been designed and manufactured to meet international safety standards but, like any electrical equipment, care must be
taken if you are to obtain the best results and safety is to be assured.
Do read the operating instructions before you attempt to use the equipment.
Do ensure that all electrical connections (including the mains plug, extension leads and interconnections between pieces of equipment) are
properly made and in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Switch off and withdraw the mains plug when making or changing
connections.
Do consult your dealer if you are ever in doubt about the installation, operation or safety of your equipment.
Do be careful with glass panels or doors on equipment.
DON’T continue to operate the equipment if you are in any doubt about it working normally, or if it is damaged in any way — switch off,
withdraw the mains plug and consult your dealer.
DON’T remove any fixed cover as this may expose dangerous voltages.
DON’T leave equipment switched on when it is unattended unless it is specifically stated that it is designed for unattended operation or has
a standby mode.
Switch off using the switch on the equipment and make sure that your family know how to do this.
Special arrangements may need to be made for infirm or handicapped people.
DON’T use equipment such as personal stereos or radios so that you are distracted from the requirements of traffic safety. It is illegal to
watch television whilst driving.
DON’T listen to headphones at high volume as such use can permanently damage your hearing.
DON’T obstruct the ventilation of the equipment, for example with curtains or soft furnishings.
Overheating will cause damage and shorten the life of the equipment.
DON’T use makeshift stands and NEVER fix legs with wood screws — to ensure complete safety always fit the manufacturer’s approved
stand or legs with the fixings provided according to the instructions.
DON’T allow electrical equipment to be exposed to rain or moisture.
ABOVE ALL
— NEVER let anyone, especially children, push anything into holes, slots or any other opening in the case — this could result in a fatal
electrical shock.;
— NEVER guess or take chances with electrical equipment of any kind — it is better to be safe than sorry!
E43486-340B
8 cm
Wall or
obstructions
XV-THS8/
XV-THS5/
XV-THS51
3 cm 3 cm
15 cm
XV-THS8/XV-THS5/XV-THS51
10 cm
Front
No
obstructions
Wall or obstructions
SP-PWS8/
SP-PWS5/
SP-PWS51
20 cm
15 cm 15 cm
Wall or
obstructions SP-PWS8/SP-PWS5/
SP-PWS51
15 cm
Front
No
obstructions
Wall or obstructions
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Table of contents
Introduction .....................................2
Notes on handling .................................................................2
Supplied accessories ............................................................2
About discs .....................................3
Playable disc types ...............................................................3
Description of parts and controls ...5
Connections ....................................8
Connecting the FM and AM (MW) antennas .........................8
Assembling the front and surround speakers .......................9
Connecting the satellite (front, center, surround) speakers ...10
Speaker layout ....................................................................12
Connecting a TV ..................................................................12
Connecting the powered subwoofer ....................................13
Connecting to an analog component ...................................13
Connecting to a digital component .....................................13
Connecting the power cord .................................................13
Operating external components with
the remote control ........................14
Operating the TV .................................................................14
Operating the VCR ..............................................................15
Basic operations ...........................16
Turning the system on/off ...................................................16
Selecting the source to play ................................................17
Adjusting the volume [VOLUME] ........................................17
Listening with headphones (not supplied) ..........................17
Turning off the sound temporarily [MUTING] .....................17
Adjusting the brightness of the indications [DIMMER] .......17
Sleep Timer [SLEEP] ...........................................................18
Adjusting the output level of the subwoofer and center/
surround speakers [SUBWFR, CENTER, SURR L/R] ...........18
Adjusting the treble sound [TREBLE] ..................................18
Changing the scan mode ....................................................18
Optimizing the speaker settings [Smart Surround Setup] ...19
Playback ........................................20
Basic playback ....................................................................20
One Touch Replay ...............................................................22
Fast-forward/fast-reverse search ........................................22
Skip to the beginning of a desired selection .......................22
Locating a desired title/group using number buttons .........23
Playing back a bonus group ................................................23
Advanced operations ....................24
Using the surround mode ...................................................24
Using the on-screen bar .....................................................25
Playing from a specified position on a disc .........................27
Using the file control display ..............................................28
Resume Playback ...............................................................29
Selecting a view angle .........................................................29
Selecting the subtitle ..........................................................29
Selecting the audio .............................................................30
Special picture playback .....................................................30
Program Playback ...............................................................32
Random Playback ...............................................................33
Repeat Playback .................................................................33
Tray lock .............................................................................34
Sound and other settings ....................................................35
Setting DVD preferences ..............36
Using the setup menus .......................................................36
Menu description ................................................................36
Tuner operations ...........................40
Manual tuning .....................................................................40
Preset tuning ......................................................................40
Selecting the FM reception mode ........................................41
Reducing the noise of AM (MW) broadcast ........................41
Using the RDS (Radio Data System) when receiving FM
stations ...............................................................................41
References ....................................44
Maintenance .......................................................................44
Troubleshooting ..................................................................44
Specifications .....................................................................45
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Introduction
7 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.
• 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 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 the
discs. Recording of copyrighted material may infringe copyright
laws.
Note about copyguard system
The discs 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.
7 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 (MW) loop antenna (1)
• Power cord (1)
• System cord (1)
• Speaker cords (TH-S8 and TH-S5 only)
For satellite (front left/right) and center speakers (3)
For satellite speakers (surround left/right) (2)
• Screws (TH-S8 only)
M5 x 25 mm:
For satellite speakers (8)
Notes on handling
Paste
Sticker
Label sticker Supplied accessories
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About discs
This system has been designed to play back the following discs:
DVD VIDEO, DVD AUDIO, Video CD (VCD), Super Video CD
(SVCD), Audio CD (CD), CD-R and CD-RW.
• This system accommodates the PAL system, and also can play
discs recorded with NTSC system. Note that an NTSC video
signal on a disc is converted to the PAL60 signal and output.
• This system can also play MP3, WMA, JPEG and MPEG4 files
recorded on CD-Rs and CD-RWs. (A pg. 20)
• This system can also play finalized DVD-R/-RWs recorded in
DVD VIDEO format. However, some discs may not be played
because of their disc characteristics or recording conditions.
Discs you can play:
DVD Logo is a trademark of DVD Format/Logo Licensing
Corporation.
Region code of DVD VIDEO
DVD VIDEO players and DVD VIDEO discs have their own
Region Code numbers. This system can play back DVD VIDEO
discs whose Region Code numbers include the system’s Region
Code, which is indicated on the rear panel.
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-ROM, DVD-RAM, SACD, CD-ROM, CD-I (CD-I Ready),
Photo CD, etc.
Playing back these discs will generate noise and damage the
speakers.
• On some DVD VIDEOs, DVD AUDIOs, VCDs 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 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 CD-Rs or CD-RWs if MP3, WMA,
JPEG or MPEG4 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,
WMA, JPEG or MPEG4 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 or WMA disc may be skipped or may
not be played back normally.
• Some files on a JPEG or MPEG4 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.
Playable disc types
DVD VIDEO CD
DVD AUDIO CD-R
VCD CD-RW
SVCD
ALL 2 5
2 5
3
4
2
Example of playable DVD:
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About discs
4
Notes on MP3/WMA/JPEG/MPEG4 discs
• MP3/WMA/JPEG/MPEG4 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/WMA/JPEG/MPEG4 disc, select ISO
9660 Level 1 or Level 2 for the disc format.
• This system supports “multi-session” discs (up to 20 sessions).
• This system cannot play “packet write” discs.
• The system can only play MP3/WMA/JPEG/MPEG4 files with
the following file extensions;
MP3: “.MP3”, “.Mp3”, “.mP3” and “.mp3”
WMA: “.wma”, “.WMA” and any uppercase and lowercase
combination (such as “.Wma”)
JPEG: “.jpg”, “.jpeg”, “.JPG”, “.JPEG” and any uppercase and
lowercase combination (such as “.Jpg”)
MPEG4: “.asf”, “.ASF” and any uppercase and lowercase
combination (such as “.Asf”)
• If different type of files (audio (MP3/WMA), still picture
(JPEG), and video (MPEG4) files) are recorded on a disc, set the
FILE TYPE setting in the PICTURE menu to the appropriate
setting for the data to be read. (A pg. 37)
• The system recognizes up to 150 tracks (files) per group, 99
groups per disc, and the total number of the tracks (files) that the
system can play is 1000. For example, if you set FILE TYPE to
AUDIO (A pg. 37) and play a disc that contains 500 MP3 tracks,
200 JPEG files, and 600 WMA tracks, the system can play 500
MP3 tracks and the first 500 of 600 WMA tracks.
• Some MP3/WMA/JPEG/MPEG4 discs may not be played back
normally because of their disc characteristics or recording
conditions.
Notes on MP3/WMA discs only
• The system supports MP3 files recorded with a bit rate of 32 –
320 kbps and a sampling frequency of 16 kHz, 22.05 kHz,
24 kHz*, 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, or 48 kHz.
• If the tag information (album name, artist, and track title, etc.) is
recorded on a disc, it appears in the file control display on the TV
screen. (A pg. 28)
• 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 (96*) kbps.
• Some tracks may be skipped or may not be played back
normally.
* For WMA only
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.
• Some files on a JPEG disc may be played back distortedly.
Notes on MPEG4 disc only
• The system supports the types of simple profile as MPEG4 files
(MPEG4 SP).
• The system supports MPEG4 files recorded with the maximum
bit rate of 384 kbps and an audio codec of G.726. (To play the
MPEG4 file, it is required that G.726 formatted audio data is
contained in that file.)
• The maximum size of the played picture is at a 352 x 288 pixel
resolution (CIF).
• Some files may be skipped or may not be played normally.
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.
“CONSUMERS SHOULD NOTE THAT NOT ALL HIGH
DEFINITION TELEVISION SETS ARE FULLY COMPATIBLE
WITH THIS PRODUCT AND MAY CAUSE ARTIFACTS TO BE
DISPLAYED IN THE PICTURE. IN CASE OF 525 OR 625
PROGRESSIVE SCAN PICTURE PROBLEMS, IT IS
RECOMMENDED THAT THE USER SWITCH THE
CONNECTION TO THE ‘STANDARD DEFINITION’ OUTPUT.
IF THERE ARE QUESTIONS REGARDING OUR TV SET
COMPATIBILITY WITH THIS MODEL 525p AND 625p DVD
PLAYER, PLEASE CONTACT OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE
CENTER.”
USE OF THIS PRODUCT IN ANY MANNER THAT COMPLIES
WITH THE MPEG-4 VISUAL STANDARD IS PROHIBITED,
EXCEPT FOR USE BY A CONSUMER ENGAGING IN
PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES.
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Description of parts and controls
The illustrations of the center unit and the subwoofer used in this manual are of TH-S8 unless otherwise noted.
Front panel (center unit)
Rear panel (center unit)
VOLUME
STANDBY
PHONES
Display window
pg. 24 pg. 40 pg. 21 pg. 25
pg. 18
pg. 21
pg. 23
pg. 31 pg. 40
pg. 40
pg. 41 pg. 33
pg. 20
pg. 20
pg. 20
pg. 17
Disc tray (inside): pg. 20
pg. 16
Remote sensor: pg. 7
pg. 20
pg. 17 pg. 17
pg. 16
pg. 21 pg. 21
pg. 41, 43
pg. 21 pg. 21
FM 75
AM LOOP
COAXIAL
AM EXT
AV COMPU
LINK-
PR
PB
Y
AV
AC IN
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
ANTENNA
DIGITAL
IN
OPTICAL
AUX IN
RIGHT
LEFT
pg. 13
pg. 13
pg. 13
pg. 8
For future use
pg. 13 pg. 12
pg. 12
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Description of parts and controls
6
Powered subwoofer
SP-PWS8/SP-PWS5/SP-PWS51
NOTE
• For safety reasons, always ensure that there is sufficient space behind
the powered subwoofer.
Front Rear
POWER ON lamp:
pg. 16
pg. 10
Power cord:
pg. 13
pg. 13
Do not block the
ventilation openings.
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Description of parts and controls
7
Remote control Putting batteries in the remote control
If the range or effectiveness of the remote control decreases,
replace both batteries.
CAUTION
• Do not expose batteries to heat or flame.
Operating the system from the remote
control
Aim the remote control directly to the front panel of the center unit.
• Do not hide the remote sensor.
OPEN/CLOSE
TV/VIDEO
DVD
TOP MENU
REC
MENU
PTY
SEARCH
RDS
DISPLAY
ON
SCREEN
AUDIO
MUTING
FM/AM
SUBTITLE
TV
AUX
SURR.
TV VOL CHANNEL AUDIO VOL
TUNING TA/NEWS/INFO
F AUDIO
VCR
TV SOUND
FL DISP.
AUDIO
VCR
TV
TUNING
FM MODE
MEMORY
ENTER
TITLE/GROUP
ANGLE
VFP
ZOOM
PAGE
REPEAT
SETUP
SLEEP
S.WFR
TV RETURN
A-B RPT
SETTING
SMART
S.SETUP
CENTER
PLAY MODE
RETURN
DIMMER
100+
CANCEL
SCAN MODE
TREBLE
L-SURR.-R
PTY PTY
RDS
DISPLAY
TITLE/GROUP
ANGLE
VFP
ZOOM
PAGE
REPEAT
SETUP
SLEEP
TV RETURN
A-B RPT
SETTING
SMART
S.SETUP
PLAY MODE
RETURN
DIMMER
100+
CANCEL
SCAN MODE
TREBLE
NOTE
• To use the buttons
under the cover, slide
down the cover.
pg. 14
pg. 14
pg. 17
pg. 14
pg. 14
pg. 20,
40
pg. 27
pg. 20, 43
pg. 20, 41
pg. 18, 36
pg. 15,
22
pg. 23
pg. 29
pg. 29
pg. 31
pg. 36
pg. 33
pg. 35
pg. 17
pg. 21
pg. 25
pg. 19
pg. 18
pg. 16
pg. 15
pg. 17
pg. 17
pg. 14 – 43
pg. 22, 40
pg. 22, 42
pg. 27, 42
pg. 25, 41
Number
buttons:
pg. 22
pg. 32, 33
pg. 18, 31
pg. 31
pg. 18
pg. 18
pg. 27
pg. 18
pg. 18
pg. 32
pg. 30
pg. 20
pg. 34
R6P (SUM-3)/AA (15F)
type dry-cell batteries
(supplied)
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Connections
7 AM (MW) loop antenna
Setting up supplied AM (MW) loop antenna
Connecting AM (MW) loop antenna
• Turn the loop antenna until you have the best reception during
AM (MW) broadcast program reception.
NOTE
• Make sure the antenna conductors do not touch any other terminals,
connecting cords and power cords. This could cause poor reception.
If reception is poor
7 FM antenna
If reception is poor
NOTE
• We recommend that you use coaxial cable for the FM antenna as it is
well-shielded against interference.
Connecting the FM and
AM (MW) antennas
If the antenna cord is covered with the insulation
coat, twist and pull the insulation coat off and
remove.
1
Center unit
2
3
Antenna cord
Outdoor single vinyl-covered wire antenna
(not supplied)
AM (MW) loop
antenna
Center unit
Extend the supplied FM antenna
horizontally.
Center unit
FM antenna (supplied)
Outdoor FM antenna
(not supplied)
Outdoor FM antenna cord
(not supplied)
Center unit
Standard type (75 C
coaxial) connector
Do not connect the power cord until all other connections have been made.
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Connections
9
The following procedure explains the front speaker assembly. The
assembly of both the front and surround speakers are done in the
same manner.
NOTE
• The stands and the base plates are commonly used for both front and
surround speakers assembly.
Before assembling —
• Prepare a Phillips screwdriver (not supplied).
• Take care not to drop the base plate while assembling; otherwise,
it may cause damage to the floor or injury.
1
• You can route the speaker cords through one on the three
grooves on the base plate depending on the speaker layout.
• Depending on the installing condition, you can assemble the
front and surround speakers without the stands. In such a
case, attach the speaker directly to the base plate instead of
the stand.
2
3
Completion
Assembling the front and
surround speakers
Base plate (×4)
Stand (×4)
Front speaker
(×2)
Surround speaker
(×2)
Stand
Speaker cord
(supplied)
Base plate
Bottom
Black
Red
Silver
Screw M5 x 25 mm (supplied)
Copper
Speaker
Stand
Black
White
Screw M5 x 25 mm
(supplied)
with stand without stand
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Connections
10
CAUTION
• When you connect speakers other than the supplied ones, use
speakers of the same speaker impedance (SPEAKER IMPEDANCE)
indicated near the speaker terminals on the rear of the powered
subwoofer.
• DO NOT connect more than one speaker to one speaker terminal.
Connecting the satellite (front, center, surround)
speakers
• Connect the silver cords to the black (r) terminals.
• Connect the copper cords to the (q) terminals referring to the table below:
Speaker cord (supplied)
FRONT SPEAKERS (LEFT) White
FRONT SPEAKERS (RIGHT) Red
CENTER SPEAKER Green
SURROUND SPEAKERS (LEFT) Blue
SURROUND SPEAKERS (RIGHT) Gray
Before connecting the
speaker cords;
Twist and pull the insulation coat
off and remove.
Powered subwoofer
SP-PWS8
Surround speakers
SP-THS9S
Center speaker
SP-THS9C
Copper
Black
Silver
Red
Front speakers
SP-THS9F
4 m 10 m
4 m
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Note that the illustration below is for TH-S5.
CAUTION
• When you connect speakers other than the supplied ones, use
speakers of the same speaker impedance (SPEAKER IMPEDANCE)
indicated near the speaker terminals on the rear of the powered
subwoofer.
• DO NOT connect more than one speaker to one speaker terminal.
• When installing the satellite speakers 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.
• Connect the silver cords to the black (r) terminals.
• Connect the copper cords to the (q) terminals
referring to the table below:
Speaker cord (supplied)
FRONT SPEAKERS (LEFT) White
FRONT SPEAKERS (RIGHT) Red
CENTER SPEAKER Green
SURROUND SPEAKERS (LEFT) Blue
SURROUND SPEAKERS (RIGHT) Gray
Before connecting the speaker cords;
Twist and pull the insulation coat off and remove.
Powered subwoofer
(TH-S5: SP-PWS5
TH-S51: SP-PWS51)
Front speakers
(TH-S5: SP-THS5F*1
TH-S51: SP-THM303F*2)
Surround speakers
(TH-S5: SP-THS5S*1
TH-S51: SP-THM303S*2)
4 m
10 m
4 m
Center speaker
(TH-S5: SP-THS5C*1
TH-S51: SP-THM303C*2 )
*1
For TH-S5 *2
For TH-S51, the satellite speakers are equipped with their speaker cords attached
directly to their speaker unit instead of having speaker terminals on their cabinet.
Copper
Red
Black
Silver
Front/Center
speakers
Surround
speakers
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NOTE
• Although the satellite speakers and the powered subwoofer are
magnetically shielded, the TV screen may appear mottled. In this
case, keep enough distance between the speakers and the TV.
• The speakers are magnetically shielded to avoid color distortions on
TVs. However, if not installed properly, they may cause color
distortions. So, pay attention to the following when installing the
speakers.
– When placing the speakers near a TV set, turn off the TV’s main
power switch or unplug it before installing the speakers. Then wait
at least 30 minutes before turning on the TV’s main power switch
again.
Some TVs may still be affected even though you have followed the
above. If this happens, move the speakers away from the TV.
• Place the satellite speakers on a flat and level surface.
• 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.
• 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. 37)
7 To connect a TV equipped with the component video
input jacks
NOTE
• If your TV supports progressive video input, you can enjoy a high
quality picture by setting the progressive scan mode to active.
(A pg. 18)
• 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. 17)
7 To connect a TV with the SCART connector
* Some TV’s SCART connectors output audio signal. In such a
case, you can enjoy the TV sound through this system.
NOTE
• No sound signal comes out from “AV” (SCART) connector.
• Select the appropriate scan mode according to your TV. See
“Changing the scan mode” (A pg. 18).
Speaker layout
Front right
speaker
Center speaker
Powered
subwoofer
Surround left
speaker
Surround right
speaker
Front left
speaker
Connecting a TV
PR
PB
Y
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
Center unit
To component
video input
TV
Component video cord (not supplied)
AV
Center unit
TV
SCART cable (not supplied)
To SCART
connector*
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You can enjoy the sound of an analog component.
NOTE
• If you connect a sound-enhancing device such as a graphic equalizer
between the source components and this system, the sound output
through this system may be distorted.
• When playing a video component such as a VCR;
• To listen to the sound, select “AUX” as the source to play.
(A pg. 17)
• To see the picture, connect the video output jack of the component
to the video input jack of the TV directly, and select the correct
input mode on the TV.
You can enjoy the sound of a digital component.
* DBS = Direct Broadcasting Satellite
NOTE
When playing a video component such as a DBS tuner;
• To listen to the sound, select “AUX DIGITAL” as the source to play.
(A pg. 17)
• To see the picture, connect the video output jack of the component to
the video input jack of the TV directly, and select the correct input
mode on the TV.
Make sure that all other connections have been completed.
CAUTION
• Disconnect the power cord before cleaning or moving the system.
• 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.
Connecting the powered
subwoofer
Connecting to an analog
component
Powered
subwoofer
System cord
(supplied)
Center unit
Align the 5 marks. Align the 5 marks.
AUX IN
RIGHT
LEFT
RCA pin plug cord
(not supplied)
Center unit
VCR
TV
Cassette recorder
To audio output
Connecting to a digital
component
Connecting the power
cord
DIGITAL
IN
OPTICAL
Digital optical cord
(not supplied)
To digital optical
output
DBS* tuner
MD recorder
Center unit
AC IN
Center unit Powered
subwoofer
Power cord
(supplied)
Power cord
Plug into AC outlets.
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Operating external components with the remote control
NOTE
• Manufacturers’ codes are subject to change without notice.
• Set the codes again after replacing the batteries of the remote control.
7 To set the manufacturer’s code
You can operate a JVC TV without setting the manufacturer’s code.
1 Slide the remote control mode selector
to TV.
2 Press and hold F 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 0, then 7.
For a Toshiba TV:
Press 2, then 9.
5 Release F TV.
If there is more than one code listed for corresponding brand,
try each one until you enter the correct one.
7 Operation
Aim the remote control at the TV.
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.
The buttons described below are used on pages 14 and
15.
Operating the TV
TV VIDEO TV
TV VOL CHANNEL
VCR
VCR
TV
REC
ENTER
TV RETURN 100+
Remote control
mode selector
Number
buttons
(play button)
Manufac-
turer Code
Manufactur-
er Code
JVC 01 Nordmende 13, 14, 18, 26 – 28
Akai 02, 05 Okano 09
Blaupunkt 03 Orion 15
Daewoo 10, 31, 32 Panasonic 16, 17
Fenner 04, 31, 32 Philips 10
Fisher 05 Saba 13, 14, 18, 26 – 28
Grundig 06 Sanyo 05
Hitachi 07, 08 Schneider 02, 05
Inno-Hit 09 Sharp 20
Irradio 02, 05 Sony 21 – 25
Magnavox 10 Telefunken 13, 14, 18, 26 – 28
Mitsubishi 11, 33 Thomson
13, 14, 18,
26 – 28, 30
Miver 03 Toshiba 29
Nokia 12, 34
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7 To set the manufacturer’s code
1 Slide the remote control mode selector
to VCR.
2 Press and hold F 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 Panasonic VCR:
Press 2, then 1.
For an Philips VCR:
Press 0, then 5.
5 Release F VCR.
If there is more than one code listed for your brand, try each
one until you enter the correct one.
7 Operation
Aim the remote control at the VCR.
IMPORTANT
Before using the remote control to operate a VCR;
Set the remote control mode selector to VCR.
The following buttons are available:
F VCR: Turns VCR on and off.
3 (play button): Starts playback.
7 : Stops operation.
8 : Pauses playback.
y: 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.
Operating the VCR
Manufac-
turer
Code Manufac-
turer
Code
JVC 01 Nokia 16
Aiwa 02, 20 Nordmende 17 – 19, 31
Bell+Howell 03, 16 Orion 20
Blaupunkt 04 Panasonic 21
CGM 03, 05, 16 Philips 05, 22
Daewoo 34 Phonola 05
Digtal 05 Saba 17 – 19, 23, 31
Fisher 03, 16 Samsung 24, 25
G.E. 06 Sanyo 03, 16
Grundig 07 Sharp 26, 27
Hitachi 08, 09 Siemens 07
Loewe 05, 10, 11 Sony 28 – 30, 35
Magnavox 04, 05 Telefunken 17 – 19, 31, 32
Mitsubishi 12 – 15 Toshiba 33
See page 14 for button locations.
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Basic operations
IMPORTANT
Before using the remote control for the following
operation;
• Set the remote control mode selector to AUDIO.
On the remote control:
Press F AUDIO.
On the center unit:
Press F.
When DVD is selected as the source (A pg. 17), the following
messages will appear on the TV screen.
NOTE
• The STANDBY lamp turns on when the power is turned off and turns
off when the power is turned on.
• 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;
• OPEN/CLOSE on the remote control or 0 on the center unit
• One of the source selecting buttons on the remote control
• 3 on the center unit. You can use the same buttons on the remote
control except after pressing FM/AM.
The buttons on the remote control are used to explain most of the
operations in this manual. You can use the buttons on the center
unit same as on the remote control for operations unless
otherwise noted.
The buttons described below are used on
pages 16 to 19.
DVD
MUTING
FM/AM AUX
AUDIO VOL
F AUDIO
TV SOUND
AUDIO
ENTER
SCAN MODE
SLEEP
S.WFR
SMART
S.SETUP
CENTER
DIMMER
TREBLE
L-SURR.-R
Source
selecting
buttons
Remote control
mode selector
Cursor
(3/2/Y/5)/
ENTER
VOLUME
SD/MMC
STANDBY
PHONES
Turning the system on/off
• “OPEN”/“CLOSE”:
Appears when opening or closing the disc tray.
• “NOW READING”:
Appears when the system is reading the disc information.
• “REGION CODE ERROR!”:
Appears when the Region Code of the DVD VIDEO does not
match the code the system supports. The disc cannot be
played back.
• “NO DISC”:
Appears when no disc is loaded.
• “CANNOT PLAY THIS DISC”:
Appears when unplayable disc is loaded.
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On the remote control:
Press one of the source selecting buttons
(DVD, FM/AM, AUX or TV SOUND).
DVD: To play back a disc (DVD VIDEO, VCD etc.).
(A pg. 20)
FM/AM: To tune in an FM or AM (MW) station. (A pg. 40)
Each time you press the button, the band alternates
between FM and AM (MW).
AUX: To select the source from a component connected to
the AUX IN jacks or DIGITAL IN jack. (A pg. 13)
Each time you press the button, the source alternates
between “AUX” and “AUX DIGITAL”.
TV SOUND: To select the TV (that outputs sound signals)
connected to the AV (SCART) connector. (A pg. 12)
On the center unit:
Press SOURCE repeatedly until the source
name you want appears on the display
window.
NOTE
• When a source except DVD is selected, this system does not output
video signals.
• It may take time to change the source.
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.
On the remote control:
Press AUDIO VOL + or –.
On the center unit:
Turn VOLUME.
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.
While connecting a pair of headphones to the PHONES jack on the
center unit, the system automatically cancels the surround mode
(A pg. 24) currently selected, deactivates the speakers, turn the
subwoofer’s power off, and activates the headphone mode.
“HEADPHONE” appears on the display window.
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 from the headphones.
• Multi-channel signals are down-mixed and output from the
headphones.
• (DVD AUDIO) When the disc prohibits down-mixing, only the
front left and right channels are output from the headphones. In
this case, “L/R ONLY” appears on the display window for a few
seconds.
Press MUTING.
To restore the sound
Perform one on the following:
• Press MUTING again.
• Press AUDIO VOL +/– (or turn VOLUME on the center unit).
Press DIMMER.
Each time you press the button, the brightness level changes.
Selecting the source to
play
Adjusting the volume
[VOLUME]
Listening with headphones
(not supplied)
Turning off the sound
temporarily [MUTING]
Adjusting the brightness
of the indications
[DIMMER]
See page 16 for button locations.
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The system turns off automatically when the specified period of
time has passed.
Press SLEEP.
Each time you press the button, the shut-off time changes.
Example:
To check the remaining time
Press SLEEP once.
To change the remaining time
Press SLEEP repeatedly.
To cancel
Press SLEEP repeatedly until “SLEEP OFF” appears.
• Turning off the power also cancels the Sleep Timer.
Press S.WFR +/– to adjust the subwoofer.
Press CENTER +/– to adjust the center
speaker.
Press SURR.-L +/– to adjust the surround
left speaker.
Press SURR.-R +/– to adjust the surround
right speaker.
NOTE
• You can also make adjustments by using the setup menu shown on the
TV screen. (A pg. 37)
• The adjustments take effect for all sources.
• You cannot make this adjustment when FM or AM is selected as the
source.
Press TREBLE +/–.
NOTE
• The adjustments take effect for all sources.
The system can be accommodated to your TV’s scan mode.
NOTE
• To use the system in PROGRESSIVE mode, it is required that the
center unit is connected to the TV by using a component video cord
(not supplied). (A pg. 12)
7 While DVD is selected as the source and stopped
1 Press and hold SCAN MODE for
2 seconds.
“RGB”, “Y/C”, or “PROGRESSIVE” appears on the display
window.
2 Press Cursor 3/2 to select the desired
mode.
• RGB: Select this when your TV accommodates
the interlaced RGB/composite video
signal.
• Y/C: Select this when your TV accommodates
the interlaced S-video signal.
• PROGRESSIVE: Select this when your TV equipped with
component jacks supports the progressive
video input.
You can get better picture quality in the order —
“PROGRESSIVE” > “RGB” > “Y/C” > Composite.
3 Press ENTER while the selected mode
is displayed.
When “PROGRESSIVE” is selected, the PROGRESSIVE
indicator lights on the display window.
NOTE
• Although the picture may be distorted when you press ENTER, this
is not a malfunction of the system.
• “RGB” is selected at your purchase.
Sleep Timer [SLEEP]
Adjusting the output level
of the subwoofer and
center/surround speakers
[SUBWFR, CENTER,
SURR L/R]
Adjusting the treble
sound [TREBLE]
S L E E P 6 0m i n
minutes
Changing the scan mode
• 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 VIDEO in the progressive scan
mode. In such a case, change the scan mode to “RGB” or “Y/C”.
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.
See page 16 for button locations.
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NOTE
• When you change the positioning of the speakers or listener, or
replace the supplied speakers with other ones, perform Smart
Surround Setup again.
7 While DVD is selected as the source and stopped
1 Take your position where you listen to
the sound.
2 Press and hold SMART S.SETUP.
“SETTING UP” flashes on the display window.
3 Press ENTER, press Cursor Y/5 to
select the distance between the front
speakers and the listening position,
then press ENTER.
4 Press Cursor Y/5 to select START,
then press ENTER.
5 Clap your hands over your head once.
6 Make sure that “COMPLETED !”
appears on the TV screen, then press
SMART S.SETUP.
The system detects your clapping sound through the satellite
speakers, then automatically makes the best settings for each
speaker. “COMPLETED !” appears on the TV screen when
Smart Surround Setup completes.
When “FAILED !” appears on the TV screen
The system could not detect the clapping sound correctly. In such a
case, follow the instructions that appears on the TV screen.
• When the system detects the clapping sound as “FAILED !” three
times, set the distance (DISTANCE) and the output level
(LEVEL) manually (A pg. 37).
To cancel
Press SMART S.SETUP.
NOTE
• You need to set the subwoofer’s output level (LEVEL) manually.
(A pg. 18)
• In step 2, “SW ERROR” appears on the display window if the center
unit and the powered subwoofer are not connected correctly by using
the supplied system cord.
Optimizing the speaker
settings [Smart Surround
Setup]
See page 16 for button locations.
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• The icon such as shows the types of discs the operation is
available for.
IMPORTANT
Before using the remote control for the
following operation;
1 Set the remote control mode selector to
AUDIO.
2 Press DVD.
1 Press OPEN/
CLOSE.
• The system turns on and the
disc tray comes out.
• 0 on the center unit can also be used.
2 Place a disc.
3 Press 3 (play button).
For MP3/WMA disc
The file control display (A pg. 28) appears on the TV screen.
For JPEG disc
Each file (still pictures) is shown on the TV screen for about 3
seconds (slide-show). When stopping playback, the file control
display (A pg. 28) appears on the TV screen.
For MPEG4 disc
Pressing TOP MENU or MENU shows the file control display
(A pg. 28) on the TV screen during playback.
7 To pause playback
Press 8.
To return to playback, press 3 (play button).
7 To stop
Press 7.
7 On-screen guide icons
During DVD VIDEO 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/
reverse): appears when you perform each operation.
• : the disc cannot accept an operation you have tried to do.
The buttons described below are used on pages 20 to 23.
OPEN/CLOSE
DVD
FL DISP.
AUDIO
ENTER
TITLE/GROUP
100+
Remote control
mode selector
(play button)
Number buttons
Basic playback
When placing an 8 cm
disc
Label side up
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NOTE
• (For JPEG) The system cannot accept operations even though you
press any buttons before the entire picture appears on the TV screen.
• If you do not want the on-screen guide icons to appear, see page 38.
7 Playback information on the display window
DVD VIDEO
Example:
When a DVD VIDEO encoded with Dolby Digital 5.1ch is played
DVD AUDIO
VCD/SVCD/CD
Example:
When a CD is played back
*1
VCD indication appears for VCD/SVCD.
NOTE
• When a VCD or SVCD with PBC function is played, the elapsed
playing time does not appear, but “PBC” appears.
MP3/WMA disc
Example:
When an MP3 disc is played back
JPEG disc
MPEG4 disc
NOTE
• You can change the time information mode (except for MP3/WMA/
JPEG/MPEG4). (A pg. 26)
• You can also check the playback information on the TV screen.
(A pg. 25)
C 1 0 : 0 2 : 3 1
D V D T 1 C 1
Signal and speaker indicators (A pg. 25)
Chapter number
Elapsed playing time
(hour:minute:second)
Surround mode and digital signal format (A pg. 24)
Title number
Pressing FL DISP.
Chapter number
T 1 1 : 2 3 : 4 5
D V D A G 1 T 1
Track number Elapsed playing time
(hour:minute:second)
Group number
Signal and speaker indicators
Pressing FL DISP.
Track number
C D 1 1 0 : 3 1
Track number
Elapsed playing time (minute:second)
Signal and speaker
indicators
*1
T R 1 2 3 1 2 : 3 4
MP 3 G 1 2 T 1 2 3
Track number
Elapsed playing time (minute:second)
(during playback only)
Group number
Track number
Pressing FL DISP.
Signal and speaker
indicators
MP3 indicator*2
*2
WMA indicator lights for WMA disc.
*2
J P G G 1 2 F 1 2 3
Group number File number
G 1 2 T 1 2 3
T R 1 2 3 1 0 : 3 1
A S F
Signal and speaker indicators
Group number Track number
Elapsed playing time (minute:second)
(during playback only)
Track number
Pressing FL DISP.
See page 20 for button locations.
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7 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 37.
You can move back the playback position by 10 seconds
from the current position.
7 During playback
On the remote control:
Press .
NOTE
• This function works in the same title.
• This feature may not work for some discs.
7 During playback
On the remote
control:
Press y or 1.
Each time you press the button, the search speed changes (M2,
M5, M10, M20, M60).
To return to normal speed playback
Press 3 (play button).
Press and hold x or 4.
Continuously pressing x or 4 increases the fast-forward/
reverse search speed (M5 → M20).
NOTE
• The operation with x or 4 above is available for a disc other
than MPEG4 disc.
• When a DVD VIDEO, VCD, SVCD, or MPEG4 disc is played back,
no sound comes out during fast-forward/reverse search.
• When a DVD AUDIO or CD is played back, sound is intermittent and
low during fast-forward/reverse search.
• This feature may not work for some discs.
7 Using x/4 buttons
7 For DVD VIDEO (chapter):
During playback
For VCD/SVCD (track):
During playback without PBC function
For DVD AUDIO/CD/MP3/WMA/JPEG/MPEG4 (track/file):
During playback or while stopped
Press x or 4 repeatedly.
NOTE
• When playing back an MP3/JPEG disc, you can make operations
using the file control display. (A pg. 28)
• This feature may not work for some discs.
7 Using number buttons on the remote control
7 For DVD VIDEO (title, chapter):
While stopped, the title number is selected.
During playback, the chapter number is selected.
For DVD AUDIO (track):
During playback or while stopped
For VCD/SVCD (track):
During playback without PBC function
For CD/MP3/WMA/JPEG/MPEG4 (track/file):
During playback or while stopped
Press number buttons (0-10, +10) to select
the desired number.
• For details on using the number buttons, see “How to use the
number buttons” below.
One Touch Replay
Fast-forward/fast-reverse
search
Skip to the beginning of a
desired selection
How to use the number buttons
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.
Or press +10 four times, then 0.
See page 20 for button locations.
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7 During playback or while
stopped
1 Press TITLE/
GROUP.
“_ _” or “_” is shown in the title/group display area in the
display window.
Example:
During DVD VIDEO playback
2 While the display window shows “_ _”
or “_”, 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.
• For details on using the number buttons, see “How to use the
number buttons” (A pg. 22).
NOTE
• This feature may not work for some discs.
Some DVD AUDIOs have a special group called “bonus
group” whose contents are not open to the public. The
bonus group is always assigned to the last group of a disc.
To play back a bonus group, you have to enter the specific “key
number” (a password). The way of getting the key number depends
on the disc. After getting the key number, you can play back the
bonus group by following the procedure below.
7 While the BONUS indicator lights up on the display window
1 Select the bonus group.
For selecting the group, see “Locating a desired title/group
using number buttons” described above.
The key number entry indication appears.
On the TV
On the display window
2 Press number buttons (0-9) to enter the
key number, then press ENTER.
When you enter the correct key number, playback starts and
the BONUS indicator goes off.
• If you enter the wrong number, reenter the correct number.
To clear the key number entry
Perform whichever one of the following:
• Press 7.
• Open the disc tray.
• Turn off the system.
Locating a desired title/
group using number
buttons
T _ _ 1 : 2 3 : 4 5
Playing back a bonus
group
K E Y _ _ _ _
See page 20 for button locations.
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• The icon such as shows the types of discs the operation is
available for.
IMPORTANT
Before using the remote control for the following
operation;
1 Set the remote control mode selector to
AUDIO.
2 Press DVD.
• There are exceptions in the operation mentioned above. In such a
case, follow each instruction.
7 Auto Surround (AUTO SURR)
Used to reproduce the sound as it is recorded without any
conversion (downmixing or simulation, etc.). For example, a
multichannel source is automatically reproduced in multichannel
audio.
7 Dolby Surround
Dolby Pro Logic II*1
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.
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 .
• Pro Logic II Music (PL II MUSIC)
Suitable for reproduction of any 2 channel stereo music sources.
Dolby Digital*1
Used to reproduce multichannel soundtracks of the software
encoded with Dolby Digital ( ).
7 DTS Digital Surround*2
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 and DVD software.
The buttons described below are used on pages 24 to 35.
AUDIO SUBTITLE SURR.
AUDIO
TOP MENU MENU
ON
SCREEN
ENTER
ZOOM
PAGE
REPEAT A-B RPT
SETTING
PLAY MODE
RETURN
100+
CANCEL
VFP
ANGLE
Cursor
(3/2/Y/5)/
ENTER
Number buttons
(play button) Remote control
mode selector
Using the surround mode
Available Surround modes for each input signal
The B marks show available surround modes.
Mode Surround
off
Auto
Surround
Dolby Surround DTS Digital
Surround
Linear
PCM
Packed
PCM
DSP
SURR OFF AUTO
SURR
PL II
MOVIE*3
PL II
MUSIC*3
Dolby
Digital
DTS LPCM PPCM
Signal
ALL
CH
ST.*3
Dolby Digital
(Multichannel) B B — — B — — — —
Dolby Digital
(2 channel) B B B B — — — — B
DTS Digital
Surround
(Multichannel)
B B — — — B — — —
DTS Digital
Surround
(2 channel)
B B B B — — — — B
Analog (VCR) or
Linear/Packed
PCM
(2 channel)
B B B B — — — — B
Linear/Packed
PCM
(Multichannel)
B B — — — — B B —
*1 Manufactured under
license from Dolby
Laboratories. “Dolby”,
“Pro Logic”, “MLP
Lossless”, and the
double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories.
*2 “DTS” and “DTS
Digital Surround” are
registered trademarks
of Digital Theater
Systems, Inc.
*3 You can select these
modes by pressing
SURR.. (A pg. 25)
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7 All Channel Stereo (DSP)
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.
7 Indicators on the display window
Digital signal format indicators
PPCM: Lights when DVD AUDIO packed PCM signals
comes in.
LPCM: Lights when Linear PCM signal comes in.
GD: 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.
Dolby Surround/DSP mode indicators
GPLII: Lights when Dolby Pro Logic II mode is activated.
DSP: Lights when All Channel Stereo mode is activated.
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.
SW : 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.
Selecting the surround mode
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.
IMPORTANT
Before using the remote control for the following
operation;
• Set the remote control mode selector to AUDIO.
7 When playing back digital multichannel software
(except during SURR OFF mode)
The appropriate multichannel surround mode (Dolby Digital, DTS
Digital Surround or Linear/Packed PCM) is automatically selected.
7 When playing back 2 channel source
You can select either mode of Dolby Pro Logic II (PL II MOVIE/
PL II MUSIC) or the DSP (ALL CH ST.) mode.
Press SURR. repeatedly to select the
desired 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.
For details on each mode, see page 24.
To turn off the surround mode
Press SURR. repeatedly until SURR OFF
appears on the display window.
Storing adjustments — auto memory
When you turn the power off, the system memorizes the current
surround mode. The memorized mode is automatically recalled
when you turn the power on.
NOTE
• When FM or AM is selected as the source, you cannot select any
surround mode.
• Note that the surround mode takes no effect on MPEG4 playback.
• For a down-mixing prohibited DVD AUDIO disc, the system
continues to output multi-channel signals with “MULTI CH” shown
on the display window even if the surround mode is turned off during
playback. On the other hand, the system outputs only the front left and
front right channel signals with “LR ONLY” shown on the display
window when you start playback with the surround mode having been
set to “SURR OFF”.
You can check disc information and you can use some functions
using the on-screen bar.
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 VIDEO playback
• The currently selected item shows green.
Normal stereo sound All Channel Stereo
Using the on-screen bar
OFF
(The on-screen bar disappears)
(back to the beginning)
See page 24 for button locations.
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7 Contents of the on-screen bar during playback
DVD VIDEO
DVD AUDIO
VCD
SVCD
CD
MPEG4*
* 7 – N are not available.
A Shows disc type.
B Shows current transfer rate (Megabits per second).
C Shows current title (for DVD VIDEO) or group (for DVD
AUDIO) number.
D Shows current chapter number (for DVD VIDEO) or track
number (for other type of discs).
E Shows time information. See “Changing the time information”
below.
F 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.
G Select this to change time information (E). See “Changing the
time information” below.
H Select this for Repeat Playback. (A pg. 33)
I Select this for time search function. (A pg. 28)
J Select this for chapter (for DVD VIDEO) or track (for DVD
AUDIO) search function. (A pg. 27)
K Select this to change audio language, channel, or stream.
(A pg. 30)
L Select this to change subtitle language. (A pg. 29)
M Select this to change view angle. (A pg. 29)
N Select this to change the page. (A pg. 31)
O Shows Playback Mode status.
PROGRAM: appears during Program Playback. (A pg. 32)
RANDOM: appears during Random Playback. (A pg. 33)
P Shows Repeat Mode status. (A pg. 33)
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
1 Press ON SCREEN twice.
The on-screen bar appears on the TV screen.
2 Press Cursor 3/2 to highlight .
3 Press ENTER repeatedly to select the
desired information.
Example:
When elapsed playing time of disc is selected.
• 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
4 Press ON SCREEN.
The on-screen bar disappears.
See page 24 for button locations.
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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
DVD VIDEOs generally have their own menus which show
disc contents and you can display them on the TV screen.
You can locate a desired scene by using these menus.
7 Whenever a DVD VIDEO is loaded
1 Press TOP MENU or MENU.
The menu appears on the TV screen.
Normally, a DVD VIDEO which contains more than one title
will have a “top” menu which lists the titles. Press
TOP MENU to show the title menu.
Some DVD VIDEO may also have a different menu which is
shown by pressing MENU.
See the instructions for each DVD VIDEO regarding its
particular menu.
2 Use Cursor 3/2/Y/5 to select a
desired item.
3 Press ENTER.
• With some discs, you can also select items by entering the
corresponding number using number buttons.
Locating a desired scene using a VCD/
SVCD menu with PBC
A VCD 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.
7 During playback with PBC function
1 Press RETURN repeatedly until the
menu appears on the TV screen.
2 Press number buttons (1-10, +10) to
select the number of the desired item.
• For details on using the number buttons, see “How to use the
number buttons” (A pg. 22).
To return to the menu
Press RETURN.
When “NEXT” or “PREVIOUS” is shown on the TV
screen:
• To go to the next page, press x.
• To return to the previous page, press 4.
NOTE
• If you want to play a PBC-compatible VCD/SVCD without using the
PBC function, perform any of the following:
• Start playback by pressing number buttons while stopped.
• Press x 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 VCD/
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/track 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 highlight /
.
3 Press ENTER.
Example:
During DVD VIDEO playback
4 Press number buttons (0-9) to enter the
desired chapter number.
Example:
To select 8: Press 8.
To select 10: Press 1, then 0.
To select 20: Press 2, then 0.
To select 37: Press 3, then 7.
To correct a misentry
Repeat step 4.
5 Press ENTER.
6 Press ON SCREEN.
The on-screen bar disappears.
NOTE
• You can select up to the 99th chapter/track.
Playing from a specified
position on a disc
Example:
Example:
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Locating a desired position by specifying
the time
7 For DVD VIDEO/DVD
AUDIO:
During playback
For VCD/SVCD:
While stopped or during playback without PBC function
For CD:
During playback or while stopped
7 When specifying the elapsed playing time from the
beginning of the disc
Perform the following procedure while stopped.
7 When specifying the elapsed playing time from the
beginning of the current title/track
Perform the following procedure during playback.
1 Press ON SCREEN twice.
The on-screen bar appears on the TV screen.
2 Press Cursor 3/2 to highlight .
3 Press ENTER.
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 cancel a misentry
Press Cursor 2 repeatedly.
5 Press ENTER.
6 Press ON SCREEN.
The on-screen bar disappears.
NOTE
• You can specify time in hours/minutes/seconds for DVD VIDEO/
DVD AUDIO and in minutes/seconds for VCD/SVCD/CD.
You can search and play desired groups and
tracks/files using the file control display on
the TV screen.
The file control display appears automatically during playback
(MP3/WMA) or while stopped.
Press 2 Press 3
Press 4
Press 8
Press 0
Using the file control
display
Current group/total group
number
Current track (file)
Tag information (for MP3/
WMA only)
Playback mode (PROGRAM,
RANDOM, REPEAT)
Elapsed playing time of current
track (for MP3/WMA/MPEG4
only)
Playback status
Current track (file) / total track
(file) number on current group
Current group
Total track (file)
number on disc
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7 For MP3/WMA:
During playback or while stopped
For JPEG/MPEG4:
While stopped
1 Press Cursor 3/2/Y/5 to select the
desired group/track/file.
• For MP3/WMA, playback starts from the selected track.
2 Press 3 (play button) or ENTER.
• Track playback/slide-show starts from the selected track/
file.
• When you press ENTER for JPEG, only the selected file is
played back.
NOTE
• During playback, you can locate the desired track/file by pressing
x/4 or Cursor 5/Y.
• You can also check playback information on the display window.
(A pg. 21)
• Some group, track and file names may not be displayed correctly
depending on recording conditions.
• The order of groups, tracks and files may be displayed differently
from the order displayed on your personal computer.
When Resume Playback is set to
“ON” (A pg. 38) and you stop
playback by the following
operations, the position where playback has been stopped is stored.
(“RESUME” appears on the display window.)
• Turning off the power (A pg. 16)
• Pressing 7 once
• Changing the source (A pg. 17)
To start playback from the stored position
Press 3 (play button) or DVD.
• There may be a case where 3 (play button) does not work after
changing the source.
To clear the stored position
Press 7 again or open the disc tray.
7 During playback of a disc containing multi-view
angles
When using the ANGLE button:
1 Press ANGLE.
Example:
The first view angle is selected out of 3 view angles recorded.
2 Press ANGLE repeatedly or press
Cursor Y/5 to select the desired view
angle.
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 highlight .
3 Press ENTER.
4 Press Cursor Y/5 to select the desired
view angle.
5 Press ENTER.
6 Press ON SCREEN.
The on-screen bar disappears.
NOTE
• During DVD AUDIO playback, this feature is available only for the
video part.
7 During playback of a disc containing
subtitles in several languages
When using the SUBTITLE button:
1 Press SUBTITLE.
Example (DVD VIDEO):
“ENGLISH” is selected out of 3 subtitle languages recorded.
2 Press Cursor Y/5 to select the desired
subtitle.
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.)
NOTE
• To clear the subtitle, press SUBTITLE. Each time you press
SUBTITLE, subtitle appears and disappears alternately.
Resume Playback
Selecting a view angle
Selecting the subtitle
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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 highlight .
3 Press ENTER.
4 Press Cursor Y/5 repeatedly to select
the desired subtitle.
5 Press ENTER.
6 Press ON SCREEN.
The on-screen bar disappears.
NOTE
• To clear the subtitle, press SUBTITLE. Each time you press
SUBTITLE, subtitle appears and disappears alternately.
• Some subtitle or audio languages are abbreviated in the pop-up
window. See “The language codes list” (A pg. 36).
• During DVD AUDIO playback, this feature is available only for the
video part.
7 During playback of a disc
containing audio in several
languages
When using the AUDIO button:
1 Press AUDIO.
Example (DVD VIDEO):
“ENGLISH” is selected out of 3 audio languages recorded.
2 Press AUDIO repeatedly or press
Cursor Y/5 to select the desired audio.
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 highlight .
3 Press ENTER.
4 Press Cursor Y/5 to select the desired
audio.
5 Press ENTER.
6 Press ON SCREEN.
The on-screen bar disappears.
NOTE
• Some subtitle or audio languages are abbreviated in the pop-up
window. See “The language codes list” (A pg. 36).
• “ST”, “L” or “R” is displayed when playing a VCD or SVCD
respectively representing “stereo”, “left sound” and “right sound”.
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
• During DVD AUDIO playback, this feature is available only for the
video part.
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 y.
• Playback in forward slow-motion starts.
For DVD VIDEO/DVD AUDIO only:
• To play back in reverse slow-motion, press 1.
Each time you press the button, the playback speed become
faster.
Example: On the TV
To return to normal playback
Press 3 (play button).
NOTE
• Sound cannot be heard during slow-motion playback.
• During DVD AUDIO playback, this feature is available only for the
video part.
Selecting the audio
Special picture playback
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Selecting browsable still picture recorded
on DVD AUDIO
Most DVD AUDIOs include browsable still pictures
(B.S.P.), which usually appear by turns automatically
during playback according to the playback sequence. You
can change the picture (turn the page) manually when the current
group/track has selectable pictures (pages).
7 During playback and while the B.S.P. indicator lights up on the
display window
When using the PAGE button:
Press PAGE repeatedly to select a desired
still picture.
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 highlight .
3 Press ENTER.
4 Press Cursor 5/Y to select the desired
still picture.
5 Press ENTER.
6 Press ON SCREEN.
The on-screen bar disappears.
Zooming in
7 Duringplaybackor
while paused
1 Press ZOOM.
Each time you press ZOOM, scene magnification changes.
2 While zoomed in, press Cursor 3/2/Y/
5 to move zoom-in area.
To return to normal playback
Press ZOOM repeatedly to select ZOOM OFF.
NOTE
• The number of the magnification steps varies depending on the disc
type.
• During slide-show playback of a JPEG disc, zooming in is not
available. In such a case, press 8 to pause slide-show playback, then
zoom in.
• During DVD AUDIO playback, this feature is available only for the
video part.
• During MPEG4 playback, there may be a case where Cursor (3/2/
Y/5) does not work in step 2 above.
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.
7 During playback
1 Press VFP.
The current VFP settings appear on the TV screen.
Example:
2 Press Cursor 3/2 repeatedly to select
the VFP mode.
• NORMAL:Normally select this.
• CINEMA: Suitable for movies.
When you select “NORMAL” or “CINEMA”, press VFP to
complete the setting.
• USER 1 and USER 2:
You can adjust parameters that affect picture
appearance.
Only when selecting “USER 1” or “USER 2” in step
2, proceed to perform the following operation;
3 Press Cursor Y/5 repeatedly to select
a parameter you want to adjust.
Adjust gradually and confirm picture appearance results are as
preferred.
• GAMMA:
Controls brightness of neutral tints while maintaining
brightness of dark and bright portions.
• BRIGHTNESS:
Controls screen brightness.
• CONTRAST:
Controls screen contrast.
• SATURATION:
Controls screen color depth.
• TINT:
Controls screen tint.
• SHARPNESS:
Controls screen sharpness.
See page 24 for button locations.
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4 Press ENTER.
Example:
5 Press Cursor Y/5 to change the
setting.
6 Press ENTER.
The current VFP settings appear again.
7 Repeat steps 3 to 6 to adjust other
parameters.
8 Press VFP.
NOTE
• Although the setting display disappears in the middle of the
procedure, the setting at that time will be stored.
7 While stopped
1 Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
program window appears on the TV
screen.
2 Follow the instructions that appears on
the TV screen to program the desired
chapters/tracks.
• For details on using the number buttons, see “How to use the
number buttons” (A pg. 22).
• The content’s numbers that you have to specify for
programming varies depending on the disc type:
• DVD VIDEO: Titles and chapters
• VCD, SVCD, CD: Tracks
• DVD AUDIO, MP3, WMA:
Groups and tracks
• Before you program the tracks in bonus group on a DVD
AUDIO, perform the procedure of “Playing back a bonus
group” (A pg. 23) to turn off the BONUS indicator on the
display window.
• You can specify the chapters/tracks whose number is up to
99.
• (For CD, SVCD or VCD) When the total playback time
exceeds 99 minutes 59 seconds, “–:–” will appear on the
display window. But, it is possible to continue
programming.
• (For DVD VIDEO, DVD AUDIO, MP3 or WMA) When
you press ENTER instead of the number buttons in the
Track/Chaper column, “ALL” appears and all the tracks or
chapters on the selected group or title are programmed as a
step.
To clear the programs one by one from the last
entered number
Press CANCEL repeatedly.
To clear all programs
Press 7.
You can also clear the program by turning off the system.
3 Press 3 (play button).
If all of the programmed tracks/files have been played back,
playback stops and the program window appears again. Note
that program setting remains.
To check the program contents
During playback, press 7. Playback stops and the program window
appears.
To quit the Program mode
While stopped, press PLAY MODE repeatedly until both program
window and disappear from the TV screen.
NOTE
• The Resume function cannot be used with Program Playback.
• Program Playback may not work for some discs.
Program Playback
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You can play titles or
tracks on a disc in
random order.
7 While stopped
1 Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
appears on the TV screen.
2 Press 3 (play button).
To quit Random mode
While stopped, press PLAY MODE repeatedly until both program
window and disappear from the TV screen.
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.
Repeating the current selection
7 For DVD VIDEO:
During playback
For VCD/SVCD:
During playback without PBC
function or stopped
For DVD AUDIO/CD/MP3/
JPEG/MPEG4:
During playback or stopped
When using the REPEAT button:
Press REPEAT.
Each time you press REPEAT, the Repeat mode changes.
* During playback of a JPEG disc, “REPEAT GROUP” and
“REPEAT ALL” do not appear on the TV screen.
NOTE
• When the Program mode is active with a DVD AUDIO, VCD,
SVCD, or 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.
• For DVD VIDEO and DVD AUDIO, REPEAT ALL may not be
available depending on the disc.
When using the on-screen bar (except for MP3/
WMA/JPEG/MPEG4 disc):
1 Press ON SCREEN twice.
The on-screen bar appears on the TV screen.
2 Press Cursor 3/2 to highlight .
3 Press ENTER.
4 Press Cursor Y/5 repeatedly to select
the Repeat mode.
5 Press ENTER.
6 Press ON SCREEN.
The on-screen bar disappears.
To cancel Repeat Playback
Select “OFF” in step 4.
Random Playback
Repeat Playback
C 1 1 : 3 1 : 0 1
Repeat mode indicator
Display
window
TV screen Meanings
Repeats the current group for
DVD AUDIO/MP3/WMA/
JPEG/MPEG4 disc.
REPEAT
GROUP*
Repeats the current title for
DVD VIDEO.
ALL
Repeats all tracks/files for VCD/
SVCD/CD/MP3/WMA/JPEG/
MEPG4 disc.
REPEAT ALL*
1
, Repeats the current track for
DVD AUDIO/VCD/SVCD/CD/
MP3/WMA/MPEG4 disc.
REPEAT TRACK,
REPEAT STEP
, Repeats the current chapter for
DVD VIDEO.
REPEAT STEP
No
indication
Repeat mode is off.
The system plays back the disc
normally.
See page 24 for button locations.
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Repeating a desired part [A-B Repeat]
You can repeat playback of a
desired part by specifying the
beginning (point A) and
ending (point B).
7 During playback
When using the A-B RPT button:
1 Press A-B RPT 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 RPT 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
Press A-B RPT 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 highlight .
3 Press ENTER.
4 Press Cursor Y/5 repeatedly to select
“A-B”.
5 Press ENTER at the beginning of the
part you want to repeat (point A).
6 Press ENTER at the end of the part you
want to repeat (point B).
A-B Repeat Playback starts.
7 Press ON SCREEN.
The on-screen bar disappears.
To cancel
Select “OFF” in step 4, then press ENTER.
NOTE
• When playing back a DVD VIDEO, A-B Repeat Playback is possible
only within the same title.
• “A-B” cannot be selected during Program and Random Playback.
You can lock the tray and prohibit the unwanted disc ejection.
On the center unit ONLY:
While the system is turned off
• The system turns on and “LOCKED” appears on the display
window.
• If you try to eject the disc, “LOCKED” appears to indicate that
the tray is locked.
To cancel
Carry out the same operation again.
• The system turns on and “UNLOCKED” appears on the display
window.
Tray lock
Press and hold
See page 24 for button locations.
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IMPORTANT
Before using the remote control for the following
operation;
• Set the remote control mode selector to
AUDIO.
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 1 again.
1 Press SETTING.
Example:
2 Press Cursor Y/5 to select the item
you want to set.
• BAL (Balance):
You can adjust the balance between the front left and front
right speakers.
• DEC (Decode):
When you play an external source (AUX DIGITAL is
selected as a source) that was encoded with Dolby Digital or
DTS Digital Surround, the following symptoms may occur;
• No sound comes out at the beginning of playback.
• Noise comes out while searching for or skipping chapters
or tracks.
AUT/PCM (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.
3 Press Cursor 3/2 to make an
adjustment or selection.
Example:
The adjustment is set and the display automatically disappears
a few seconds later.
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
GDIGITAL or C indicator flashes.)
Sound and other settings
B A L : C E N T E R
B A L : R -- 5
See page 24 for button locations.
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Setting DVD preferences
• You can change the language used in the setup menus. See
“Menu description” below.
Basic operation on the setup menus
IMPORTANT
Before using the remote control for the
following operation;
1 Set the remote control mode selector to
AUDIO.
2 Press DVD.
7 While stopped
1 Press SET UP.
2 Follow the instructions that appears on
the TV screen.
:Language menu (LANGUAGE)
7 MENU LANGUAGE
Some DVDs have their own menus in multiple languages.
• Select the initial language*.
7 AUDIO LANGUAGE
Some DVDs have multiple audio languages.
• Select the initial audio language*.
7 SUBTITLE
Some DVDs have multiple subtitle languages.
• Select the initial subtitle language*.
7 ON SCREEN LANGUAGE
• Select the language shown on the TV screen when operating this
system.
* When the language you have selected is not recorded to a disc,
the original language is automatically used as the initial
language.
NOTE
• See the following “The language codes list” for the code of each
language, such as “AA”, etc.
The language codes list
Using the setup menus
Menu description
TOP MENU MENU
PTY
SEARCH
REC
RDS
DISPLAY
ON
SCREEN
ENTER
SETUP
Cursor
(3/2/Y/5)/
ENTER
AA Afar IK Inupiak RN Kirundi
AB Abkhazian IN Indonesian RO Rumanian
AF Afrikaans IS Icelandic RU Russian
AM Ameharic IW Hebrew RW Kinyarwanda
AR Arabic JI Yiddish SA Sanskrit
AS Assamese JW Javanese SD Sindhi
AY Aymara KA Georgian SG Sangho
AZ Azerbaijani KK Kazakh SH Serbo-Croatian
BA Bashkir KL Greenlandic SI Singhalese
BE Byelorussian KM Cambodian SK Slovak
BG Bulgarian KN Kannada SL Slovenian
BH Bihari KO Korean (KOR) SM Samoan
BI Bislama KS Kashmiri SN Shona
BN Bengali, Bangla KU Kurdish SO Somali
BO Tibetan KY Kirghiz SQ Albanian
BR Breton LA Latin SR Serbian
CA Catalan LN Lingala SS Siswati
CO Corsican LO Laothian ST Sesotho
CS Czech LT Lithuanian SU Sundanese
CY Welsh LV Latvian, Lettish SV Swedish
DA Danish MG Malagasy SW Swahili
DZ Bhutani MI Maori TA Tamil
EL Greek MK Macedonian TE Telugu
EO Esperanto ML Malayalam TG Tajik
ET Estonian MN Mongolian TH Thai
EU Basque MO Moldavian TI Tigrinya
FA Persian MR Marathi TK Turkmen
FI Finnish MS Malay (MAY) TL Tagalog
FJ Fiji MT Maltese TN Setswana
FO Faroese MY Burmese TO Tonga
FY Frisian NA Nauru TR Turkish
GA Irish NE Nepali TS Tsonga
GD Scots Gaelic NL Dutch TT Tatar
GL Galician NO Norwegian TW Twi
GN Guarani OC Occitan UK Ukrainian
GU Gujarati OM (Afan) Oromo UR Urdu
HA Hausa OR Oriya UZ Uzbek
HI Hindi PA Panjabi VI Vietnamese
HR Croatian PL Polish VO Volapuk
HU Hungarian PS Pashto, Pushto WO Wolof
HY Armenian PT Portuguese XH Xhosa
IA Interlingua QU Quechua YO Yoruba
IE Interlingue RM Rhaeto-Romance ZU Zulu
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:Picture menu (PICTURE)
7 MONITOR TYPE
You can select the monitor type to match your TV when you play
DVDs recorded in the picture’s height/width ratio of 16:9.
• 16:9 (Wide television conversion)
Select this when the aspect ratio of your TV is 16:9 (wide
TV).
• 4:3 LB (Letter Box conversion)
Select this when the aspect ratio of your TV is 4:3
(conventional TV). While viewing a wide screen picture, the
black bars appear on the top and the bottom of the screen.
• 4:3 PS (Pan Scan conversion)
Select this when the aspect ratio of your TV is 4:3
(conventional TV). While viewing a wide screen picture, the
black bars do not appear, however, the left and right edges of
the pictures will not be shown on the screen.
NOTE
• Even if “4:3 PS” is selected, the screen size may become “4:3 LB”
with some DVDs. This depends on how DVDs are recorded.
7 PICTURE SOURCE
When you set the scan mode to PROGRESSIVE (A pg. 18), you
can obtain optimal picture quality by selecting whether the content
on the disc is processed by field (video source) or by frame (film
source).
Normally set to “AUTO”.
• AUTO
Used to play a disc containing both video and film source
materials.
This system recognizes the source type (video or film) of the
current disc according to the disc information.
• If the playback picture is unclear or noisy, or the oblique
lines of the picture are rough, try to change to other modes.
• FILM
Suitable for playing back a film source disc.
• VIDEO
Suitable for playing back a video source disc.
7 SCREEN SAVER (A pg. 22)
You can activate or deactivate Screen Saver function.
7 FILE TYPE
When several types of files are recorded on a disc, you can select
which files to play. If you have changed FILE TYPE setting, be
sure to turn the power off, then turn the power on to enable the new
setting.
• AUDIO
Select this to play MP3/WMA files.
• STILL PICTURE
Select this to play JPEG files.
• VIDEO
Select this to play MPEG4 files.
:Audio menu (AUDIO)
7 D. RANGE COMPRESSION
(Dynamic range compression)
You can enjoy low level recorded sound clearly at night even at a
low volume when listening to the sound with Dolby Digital.
• AUTO
Select this when you want to enjoy surround sound with its
full dynamic range (no effect applied).
• ON
Select this when you want to fully apply the compression
effect (useful at midnight).
NOTE
• When you play a multichannel Dolby Digital source with the
surround mode is off, the setting of D. RANGE COMPRESSION is
set to ON automatically.
:Speaker setting menu
(SPK. SETTING)
7 Level menu (LEVEL)
CENTER SPEAKER/SURROUND RIGHT SPEAKER/
SURROUND LEFT SPEAKER/SUBWOOFER
While monitoring the test tone, adjust the center and surround
speakers volume as much as that of the front speakers.
TEST TONE*
Outputs the test tone.
RETURN
Returns to the SPK. SETTING menu.
* The test tone comes out of all of the activated speakers in the
following sequence:
s Front left speaker s Center speaker s Front right
speaker s Surround right speaker s Surround left
speaker s (back to the beginning)
NOTE
• Before you turn on the test tone, be sure to select AUTO SURR as the
surround mode. (A pg. 24)
Ex.: 16:9 Ex.: 4:3 LB Ex.: 4:3 PS
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7 Distance menu (DISTANCE)
Example:
In this case, set the distance of each speaker as follows;
• Distance of front speakers: 3.0 m
• Distance of center speaker: 2.7 m
• Distance of surround speakers: 2.4 m
FRONT SPEAKER/CENTER SPEAKER/SURROUND
SPEAKER
Adjust the distance from the listening position to the speakers.
Within the range from 0.3 m to 9.0 m. (by 0.3 m)
RETURN
Returns to the SPK. SETTING menu.
:Other setting menu (OTHERS)
7 RESUME
You can activate or deactivate Resume Playback function.
(A pg. 29)
7 ON SCREEN GUIDE
You can activate or deactivate the on-screen guide icons.
(A pg. 20)
7 Parental lock menu (PARENTAL LOCK)
You can restrict playback of a DVD VIDEO containing violent
scenes that is not suitable for your other family members.
• This setting takes effect only for DVDs containing the Parental
Lock level information — Level 1 (most restrictive) to Level 8
(least restrictive).
COUNTRY CODE
Select this when you set the code for your resident.
(A pg. 39)
SET LEVEL
Select this when you set the level of restriction.
PASSWORD
This item is selected automatically when some changes
are made on Parental Lock setting. Enter a four-digit
number as your password with number buttons 0-9, then
press ENTER.
• If you have failed to enter your correct password three
times, you cannot select an item other than EXIT. In such a
case, press ENTER to exit the mode, then try the setting
again.
EXIT
Returns to OTHERS menu.
• Be sure to exit the Parental Lock setting mode after
entering your password. Otherwise, the changes you made
won’t be stored.
• If you forget your password, enter “8888” instead of your
password.
NOTE
• When you enter wrong passwords three times, you can only select
EXIT.
Subwoofer
Front left
Center
speaker
Front right
3.0 m
2.7 m
2.4 m
2.1 m
Surround left Surround right
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Country/Area codes list for Parental Lock
AD Andorra ER Eritrea
LA
Lao People’s Democratic
Republic
RW Rwanda
AE United Arab Emirates ES Spain SA Saudi Arabia
AF Afghanistan ET Ethiopia LB Lebanon SB Solomon Islands
AG Antigua and Barbuda FI Finland LC Saint Lucia SC Seychelles
AI Anguilla FJ Fiji LI Liechtenstein SD Sudan
AL Albania FK Falkland Islands (Malvinas) LK Sri Lanka SE Sweden
AM Armenia
FM Micronesia (Fedelated States
of)
LR Liberia SG Singapore
AN Netherlands Antilles LS Lesotho SH Saint Helena
AO Angola FO Faroe Islands LT Lithuania SI Slovenia
AQ Antarctica FR France LU Luxembourg SJ Svalbard and Jan Mayen
AR Argentina FX France, Metropolitan LV Latvia SK Slovakia
AS American Samoa GA Gabon LY Libyan Arab Jamahiriya SL Sierra Leone
AT Austria GB United Kingdom MA Morocco SM San Marino
AU Australia GD Grenada MC Monaco SN Senegal
AW Aruba GE Georgia MD Moldova, Republic of SO Somalia
AZ Azerbaijan GF French Guiana MG Madagascar SR Suriname
BA Bosnia and Herzegovina GH Ghana MH Marshall Islands ST Sao Tome and Principe
BB Barbados GI Gibraltar ML Mali SV El Salvador
BD Bangladesh GL Greenland MM Myanmar SY Syrian Arab Republic
BE Belgium GM Gambia MN Mongolia SZ Swaziland
BF Burkina Faso GN Guinea MO Macau TC Turks and Caicos Islands
BG Bulgaria GP Guadeloupe MP Northern Mariana Islands TD Chad
BH Bahrain GQ Equatorial Guinea MQ Martinique TF French Southern Territories
BI Burundi GR Greece MR Mauritania TG Togo
BJ Benin
GS South Georgia and the South
Sandwich Islands
MS Montserrat TH Thailand Code Language
BM Bermuda MT Malta TJ Tajikistan
BN Brunei Darussalam GT Guatemala MU Mauritius TK Tokelau
BO Bolivia GU Guam MV Maldives TM Turkmenistan
BR Brazil GW Guinea-Bissau MW Malawi TN Tunisia
BS Bahamas GY Guyana MX Mexico TO Tonga
BT Bhutan HK Hong Kong MY Malaysia TP East Timor
BV Bouvet Island
HM
Heard Island and McDonald
Islands
MZ Mozambique TR Turkey
BW Botswana NA Namibia TT Trinidad and Tobago
BY Belarus HN Honduras NC New Caledonia TV Tuvalu
BZ Belize HR Croatia NE Niger TW Taiwan
CA Canada HT Haiti NF Norfolk Island TZ Tanzania, United Republic of
CC Cocos (Keeling) Islands HU Hungary NG Nigeria UA Ukraine
CF Central African Republic ID Indonesia NI Nicaragua UG Uganda
CG Congo IE Ireland NL Netherlands
UM
United States Minor Outlying
Islands
CH Switzerland IL Israel NO Norway
CI Côte d’Ivoire IN India NP Nepal US United States
CK Cook Islands IO British Indian Ocean Territory NR Nauru UY Uruguay
CL Chile IQ Iraq NU Niue UZ Uzbekistan
CM Cameroon IR Iran (Islamic Republic of) NZ New Zealand VA Vatican City State (Holy See)
CN China IS Iceland OM Oman
VC
Saint Vincent and the
Grenadines
CO Colombia IT Italy PA Panama
CR Costa Rica JM Jamaica PE Peru VE Venezuela
CU Cuba JO Jordan PF French Polynesia VG Virgin Islands (British)
CV Cape Verde JP Japan PG Papua New Guinea VI Virgin Islands (U.S.)
CX Christmas Island KE Kenya PH Philippines VN Vietnam
CY Cyprus KG Kyrgyzstan PK Pakistan VU Vanuatu
CZ Czech Republic KH Cambodia PL Poland WF Wallis and Futuna Islands
DE Germany KI Kiribati PM Saint Pierre and Miquelon WS Samoa
DJ Djibouti KM Comoros PN Pitcairn YE Yemen
DK Denmark KN Saint Kitts and Nevis PR Puerto Rico YT Mayotte
DM Dominica
KP
Korea, Democratic People’s
Republic of
PT Portugal YU Yugoslavia
DO Dominican Republic PW Palau ZA South Africa
DZ Algeria KR Korea, Republic of PY Paraguay ZM Zambia
EC Ecuador KW Kuwait QA Qatar ZR Zaire
EE Estonia KY Cayman Islands RE Réunion ZW Zimbabwe
EG Egypt KZ Kazakhstan RO Romania
EH Western Sahara RU Russian Federation
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Tuner operations
IMPORTANT
Before using the remote control for the
following operation;
1 Set the remote control mode selector to
AUDIO.
2 Press FM/AM.
1 Press FM/AM repeatedly to select the
band.
Example:
When the system is tuned in to 810 kHz.
2 Press TUNING 9/( 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.
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 (MW) stations.
7 To preset the stations
1 Tune in the station you want to preset.
• 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. 41).
Example:
When the system is tuned in to 103.5 MHz.
2 Press MEMORY.
While “CH” and “– –” are flashing:
3 Press number button(s) (1-10, +10) to
select a preset number you want.
• For details on using the number buttons, see “How to use the
number buttons” (A pg. 22).
Example:
When the preset channel 1 is selected.
If the setting is cancelled before you finish, start from step 2
again.
While the selected number is flashing:
4 Press MEMORY.
The selected number stops flashing.
The station is assigned to the selected preset number.
If the setting is cancelled before you finish, start from step 2
again.
5 Repeat steps 1 to 4.
• Storing a new station to a used number erases the previously
stored one.
7 To tune in to a preset station
1 Press FM/AM repeatedly to select FM or
AM.
2 Press number button(s) (1-10, +10) to
select a preset number.
• For details on using the number buttons, see “How to use the
number buttons” (A pg. 22).
The buttons described below are used on pages 40 to 43.
Manual tuning
FM/AM
TUNING TA/NEWS/INFO
AUDIO
TUNING
FM MODE
MEMORY
PTY PTY
PTY
SEARCH
RDS
DISPLAY RDS DISPLAY
PTY SEARCH
PTY
Number buttons
Remote control
mode selector
8 1 0 k
Preset tuning
1 0 3 . 5 0M
_ _ 1 0 3 . 5 0M
1 1 0 3 . 5 0M
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When the stereo FM program currently tuned in is noisy, you can
change the FM reception mode to improve the reception.
7 While listening to an FM station
Press FM MODE.
The FM reception mode appears on the display window.
Each time you press the button, the FM reception mode changes.
• 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 (MW) broadcast with a lot of noise
interference, you can change the Beat Cut mode to reduce the
noise.
7 While listening to an AM (MW) station
Press FM MODE.
The current Beat Cut mode appears on the display window.
Each time you press the button, the Beat Cut mode changes.
• Choose “BEAT CUT 1” or “BEAT CUT 2” according to which
gives clearer sound.
RDS allows FM stations to send an additional signal along with
their regular program signals. For example, the stations send their
station names, as well as information about what type of program
they broadcast, such as sports or music, etc.
When tuned in to an FM station which provides the RDS service,
the RDS indicator lights up on the display window.
With the system, you can receive the following types of RDS
signals:
PS (Program Service): Shows commonly known station names.
PTY (Program Type): Shows types of broadcast programs.
RT (Radio Text): Shows text messages the station sends.
Enhanced Other Network: See page 43.
NOTE
• RDS is not available for AM (MW) broadcasts.
• RDS may not operate correctly if the station tuned is not transmitting
RDS signal properly or if the signal strength is weak.
IMPORTANT
Before using the remote control for the
following operation;
1 Set the remote control mode selector to
AUDIO.
2 Press FM/AM.
7 To show the RDS signals information
Press RDS DISPLAY while listening to an
FM station.
Each time you press the button, the indication on the display
window changes.
PS (Program Service):
While searching, “PS” appears and then the station names will be
displayed. “NO PS” appears if no signal is sent.
PTY (Program Type):
While searching, “PTY” appears and then the type of the broadcast
program will be displayed. “NO PTY” appears if no signal is sent.
RT (Radio Text):
While searching, “RT” appears and then text messages the station
sends will be displayed. “NO RT” appears if no signal is sent.
Frequency:
Station frequency (non-RDS service).
About characters shown on the display window
When PS, PTY, or RT signals appear on the display window, some
special characters and marks may not be displayed correctly.
NOTE
• If searching finishes at once, “PS”, “PTY”, and “RT” will not appear
on the display window.
Selecting the FM
reception mode
Reducing the noise of AM
(MW) broadcast
Using the RDS (Radio
Data System) when
receiving FM stations
1 0 3 . 5 0 M
RDS indicator
See page 40 for button locations.
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Searching for a program by PTY codes
One of the advantages of the RDS service is that you can locate a
particular kind of program from the preset channels (A pg. 40) by
specifying the PTY codes.
7 To search for a program using the PTY codes
NOTE
Before you start operation;
• The PTY Search is only applicable to preset stations.
• To stop searching any time during the process, press PTY SEARCH
while searching.
• There is a time limit in doing the following steps. If the setting is
canceled before you finish, start from step 1 again.
1 Press PTY SEARCH while listening to
an FM station.
“PTY SELECT” flashes on the display window.
While “PTY SELECT” is flashing:
2 Press PTY 9 or PTY ( until the PTY
code you want appears on the display
window.
• For details, see “Description of the PTY codes”.
While the PTY code selected in step 2 is still on the display
window:
3 Press PTY SEARCH again.
While searching, “SEARCH” and the selected PTY code
alternate on the display window.
The system searches 30 preset FM stations, stops when it finds
the one you have selected, and tunes in that station.
To continue searching after the first stop
Press PTY SEARCH again while the indications on the display
window are flashing.
If no program is found, “NOT FOUND” appears on the display
window.
Description of the PTY codes
NOTE
• Classification of the PTY codes for some FM stations may be
different from the above list.
News: News.
Affairs: Topical program expanding or enlarging upon the
news — debate, or analysis.
Info: Programs the purpose of which is to impart advice
in the widest sense.
Sport: Programs concerned with any aspect of sports.
Educate: Educational programs.
Drama: All radio plays and serials.
Culture: Programs concerning any aspect of national or
regional culture, including language, theater, etc.
Science: Programs about natural sciences and technology.
Varied: Used for mainly speech-based programs such as
quizzes, panel games and personality interviews.
Pop M: Commercial music of current popular appeal.
Rock M: Rock music.
Easy M: Current contemporary music considered to be
“easy-listening”.
Light M: Instrumental music, and vocal or choral works.
Classics: Performances of major orchestral works,
symphonies, chamber music, etc.
Other M: Music not fitting into any of the other categories.
Weather: Weather reports and forecasts.
Finance: Stock Market reports, commerce, trading etc.
Children: Programs targeted at a young audience.
Social: Programs about sociology, history, geography,
psychology and society.
Religion: Religious programs.
Phone In: Involving members of the public expressing their
views either by phone or at a public forum.
Travel: Travel information.
Leisure: Programs about recreational activities.
Jazz: Jazz music.
Country: Songs which originate from, or continue the
musical tradition of the American Southern States.
Nation M: Current popular music of the nation or region in
that country’s language.
Oldies: Music from the so-called “golden age” of popular
music.
Folk M: Music which has its roots in the musical culture of a
particular nation.
Document: Programs concerning factual matters, presented in
an investigative style.
TEST: Broadcasts for testing emergency broadcast
equipment or unit.
Alarm !: Emergency announcement.
None: No program type, undefined program, or difficult to
categorize into particular types.
See page 40 for button locations.
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Switching to broadcast program of your
choice temporarily
Another convenient RDS service is called “Enhanced Other
Network”.
This allows the system to switch temporarily to a broadcast
program of your choice (TA, NEWS, and/or INFO) from a different
station except in the following cases;
• When you are listening to non-RDS stations (all AM – MW
stations, some FM stations and other sources).
• When the system is in standby mode.
NOTE
Before you start operations;
• The Enhanced Other Network function is only applicable to preset
stations.
IMPORTANT
Before using the remote control for the
following operation;
1 Set the remote control mode selector to
AUDIO.
2 Press FM/AM.
Press TA/NEWS/INFO repeatedly until the
program type indicator (TA/NEWS/INFO)
you want appears on the display window.
Each time you press the button, the indicator on the display window
changes.
TA: Traffic Announcement in your area.
NEWS: News.
INFO: Program the purpose of which is to impart advice in the
widest sense.
To stop listening to the program selected by Enhanced
Other Network
Press TA/NEWS/INFO repeatedly again so that the program type
indicator (TA/NEWS/INFO) goes off from the display window. The
system exits from Enhanced Other Network standby mode and goes
back to the previously selected station.
When an emergency broadcast (Alarm ! signal) is sent
from an FM station
The system automatically tunes in to the station and “Alarm !”
appears on the display window while the system receiving the
emergency broadcast.
Note that an emergency broadcast cannot be received in the
following cases;
• When you are listening to non-RDS stations (all AM – MW
stations, some FM stations and other sources).
• When the system is in standby mode.
The TEST signal is used for equipment test — whether it
can receive the Alarm signal correctly
The TEST signal makes the system work in the same way as the
Alarm signal does. If the TEST signal is received, the system
automatically switches to the station broadcasting the TEST signal.
While receiving the TEST signal, “TEST” appears on the display
window.
7 How the Enhanced Other Network function actually
works
Case 1
If there is no station broadcasting the program you have
selected
The system continues tuning in to the current station.
‘
When a station starts broadcasting the program you have selected,
the system automatically switches to the station. The indicator of
received PTY code starts flashing.
‘
When the program is over, the system goes back to the previously
tuned station, but the Enhanced Other Network function still
remains activated.
Case 2
If the FM station you are listening to is broadcasting the
program you have selected
The system continues to receive the station but the indicator of
received PTY code starts flashing.
‘
When the program is over, the indicator of received PTY code stops
flashing and remains lit, but the Enhanced Other Network function
still remains activated.
NOTE
• In Enhanced Other Network standby mode, if you change the source
to play, Enhanced Other Network standby mode is canceled
temporarily.
If you change the source to FM again, the system returns to
Enhanced Other Network standby mode.
• Enhanced Other Network data sent from some stations may not be
compatible with this system.
• Enhanced Other Network does not function for some FM stations
with RDS service.
• While listening to a program tuned in by the Enhanced Other Network
function, the station does not change even if another network station
starts broadcasting a program of the same Enhanced Other Network
data.
• While listening to a program tuned in by the Enhanced Other Network
function, you can only use TA/NEWS/INFO and RDS DISPLAY as
the tuner operation buttons.
1 1 0 3 . 5 0M
The program type indicator
See page 40 for button locations.
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7 Handling Discs
• Remove the disc from its case by holding it at
the edge while pressing the center hole lightly.
• Do not touch the shiny surface of the disc or
bend the disc.
• Put the disc back in its case after use to
prevent warping.
• Be careful not to scratch the surface of the
disc when placing it back in its case.
• Avoid exposure to direct sunlight, temperature
extremes and moisture.
To clean the disc
Wipe the disc with a soft cloth in a straight line
from center to edge.
• DO NOT use any solvent — such as
conventional record cleaner, spray,
thinner or benzine — to clean the disc.
7 Cleaning the system
• Stains on the system should be wiped off with a soft cloth. If the
system is heavily stained, wipe it with a cloth soaked in water-
diluted neutral detergent and wrung well, then wipe clean with a
dry cloth.
• Since the system may deteriorate in quality, become damaged or
get its paint peeled off, be careful about the following.
• DO NOT wipe it with a hard cloth.
• DO NOT wipe it strong.
• DO NOT wipe it with thinner or benzine.
• DO NOT apply any volatile substance such as insecticides to it.
• DO NOT allow any rubber or plastic to remain in contact with
it for a long time.
Maintenance
Troubleshooting
PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE SOLUTION
Power does not come
on.
The power cord and/or system cord is not connected. Connect the power cord and system cord correctly.
(A pg. 13)
The remote control does
not work.
The batteries are exhausted. Replace the batteries. (A pg. 7)
Sunlight is falling directly on the remote sensor. Hide the remote sensor from direct sunlight.
No sound. The system cord and/or speaker cord is not connected. Check the connection. (A pg. 13)
The audio cord is not connected to AUX IN and/or
DIGITAL IN correctly.
Connect the cord correctly. (A pg. 13)
An incorrect source has been selected. Select the correct source. (A pg. 17)
The decode mode is not set correctly. Select the proper decode mode. (A pg. 35)
No picture is displayed
on the TV screen.
The video cord is not connected correctly. Connect the cord correctly. (A pg. 12)
The disc is not playable. Use a playable disc. (A pg. 3)
No picture is displayed
on the TV screen, the
picture is blurred, or the
picture is divided into
two parts.
The scan mode is set to “PROGRESSIVE” though the
center unit is connected to the TV which does not
support the progressive video input such as a
conventional TV.
Change the scan mode to “RGB” or “Y/C”. (A pg. 18)
Video and audio are
distorted.
The disc is scratched or dirty. Replace or clean the disc.
A VCR is connected between the center unit and the
TV.
Connect the center unit and TV directly. (A pg. 12)
The picture does not fit
the TV screen.
The monitor type is not set correctly. Set “MONITOR TYPE” properly. (A pg. 37)
Hard to listen to
broadcast because of
noise.
Antennas are disconnected. Reconnect the antennas correctly and securely.
(A pg. 8)
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7 Center unit (XV-THS8/XV-THS5/XV-THS51)
Audio section
Total Harmonic Distortion 0.02 %
NOTE: This value is measured at System cord CONNECTOR for
reference.
Digital input*1:
DIGITAL IN: –21 dBm to –15 dBm
(OPTICAL) (660 nm E30 nm)
*1Corresponding to Linear PCM, Dolby Digital, and DTS Digital
Surround (with sampling frequency — 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz)
Video section
Video System: PAL
Horizontal Resolution: 500 lines
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 64 dB
(Composite signal when “RGB” is selected)
Video output level
Composite: 1.0 V(p-p)/75 C
S-video-Y: 1.0 V(p-p)/75 C
S-video-C: 0.3 V(p-p)/75 C
Component-Y: 1.0 V(p-p)/75 C
Component-PB/PR: 0.7 V(p-p)/75 C
RGB: 0.7 V(p-p)/75 C
Tuner section
Tuning Range
FM: 87.50 MHz to 108.00 MHz
AM (MW): 522 kHz to 1 629 kHz
General
Power Requirements: AC 230 V , 50 Hz
Power Consumption: 18 W (at operation)
2.0 W (in standby mode)
Dimensions (W M H M D):
435 mm M 57 mm M 319 mm
Mass: 3.0 kg
7 Subwoofer (SP-PWS8/SP-PWS5/SP-PWS51)
Amplifier section
Front/Center/Surround: 80 W per channel, RMS at 6 C
(Center/Surround)/120 W per channel,
RMS at 4 C (Front)
at 1 kHz, with 10 % total harmonic
distortion.
Subwoofer: 120 W, RMS at 4 C at 100 Hz, with
10 % total harmonic distortion.
Speaker section
Speaker unit: 16 cm Bass-reflex, Magnetically
Shielded
Frequency Range: 30 Hz to 200 Hz
General
Power Requirements: AC 230 V , 50 Hz
Power Consumption: 110 W (at operation)
0 W (in standby mode)
Dimensions (W M H M D):
170 mm M 412 mm M 444 mm
Mass: 12.0 kg
7 Satellite Speakers
Front speakers (SP-THS9F)
Speakers: 5.5 cm M 2,
3.0 cm
Bass-reflex, Magnetically Shielded
Power Handling Capacity: 120 W
Impedance: 4 C
Frequency Range: 95 Hz to 40 kHz
Dimensions (W M H M D):
250 mm M 1 103 mm M 250 mm
Mass: 3.67 kg
Surround speakers (SP-THS9S)
Speakers: 5.5 cm M 2
Bass-reflex, Magnetically Shielded
Power Handling Capacity: 80 W
Impedance: 6 C
Frequency Range: 90 Hz to 30 kHz
Dimensions (W M H M D):
250 mm M 1 103 mm M 250 mm
Mass: 3.77 kg
Center speaker (SP-THS9C)
Speakers: 5.5 cm M 2,
3.0 cm
Bass-reflex, Magnetically Shielded
Power Handling Capacity: 80 W
Impedance: 6 C
Frequency Range: 90 Hz to 40 kHz
Dimensions (W M H M D):
209 mm M 85 mm M 92 mm
Mass: 0.87 kg
Specifications
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7 Satellite Speakers
Front speakers (SP-THS5F)
Speakers:
Woofer: 8.0 cm
Tweeter: 1.5 cm
Bass-reflex, Magnetically Shielded
Power Handling Capacity: 120 W
Impedance: 4 C
Frequency Range: 90 Hz to 20 kHz
Dimensions (W M H M D):
106 mm M 139.5 mm M 102 mm
Mass: 0.67 kg
Surround speakers (SP-THS5S)
Speakers: 8.0 cm
Bass-reflex, Magnetically Shielded
Power Handling Capacity: 80 W
Impedance: 6 C
Frequency Range: 90 Hz to 20 kHz
Dimensions (W M H M D):
106 mm M 119.5 mm M 102 mm
Mass: 0.51 kg
Center speaker (SP-THS5C)
Speakers:
Woofer: 8.0 cm
Tweeter: 1.5 cm
Bass-reflex, Magnetically Shielded
Power Handling Capacity: 80 W
Impedance: 6 C
Frequency Range: 90 Hz to 20 kHz
Dimensions (W M H M D):
137.5 mm M 105 mm M 108 mm
Mass: 0.67 kg
7 Satellite Speakers
Front speakers (SP-THM303F)
Speakers: 8.0 cm
Bass-reflex, Magnetically Shielded
Power Handling Capacity: 120 W
Impedance: 4 C
Frequency Range: 90 Hz to 20 kHz
Dimensions (W M H M D):
106 mm M 119.5 mm M 102 mm
Mass: 0.69 kg
Surround speakers (SP-THM303S)
Speakers: 8.0 cm
Bass-reflex, Magnetically Shielded
Power Handling Capacity: 80 W
Impedance: 6 C
Frequency Range: 80 Hz to 20 kHz
Dimensions (W M H M D):
111.5 mm M 139 mm M 106.5 mm
Mass: 0.63 kg
Center speaker (SP-THM303C)
Speakers: 8.0 cm
Bass-reflex, Magnetically Shielded
Power Handling Capacity: 80 W
Impedance: 6 C
Frequency Range: 90 Hz to 20 kHz
Dimensions (W M H M D):
106 mm M 119.5 mm M 102 mm
Mass: 0.69 kg
Designs & specifications are subject to change without notice.
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