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DV-525 Operating Instructions DVD PLAYER
2 CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR PURCHASE OF THIS FINE PIONEER PRODUCT. Pioneer is on the leading edge of DVD research for consumer products and this unit incorporates the latest technological developments. We are sure you will be fully satisfied with the DVD player. Thank you for your support. THE POWER SWITCH IS SECONDARY CONNECTED AND THEREFORE DOES NOT SEPARATE THE UNIT FROM MAINS POWER IN THE STANDBY POSITION. WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. IMPORTANT NOTICE [For U.S. and Canadian models] The serial number for this equipment is located on the rear panel. Please write this serial number on your enclosed warranty card and keep it in a secure area. This is for your security. CAUTION: This product satisfies FCC regulations when shielded cables and connectors are used to connect the unit to other equipment. To prevent electromagnetic interference with electric appliances such as radios and televisions, use shielded cables and connectors for connections. [For Canadian model] CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT USE THIS (POLARIZED) PLUG WITH AN EXTENSION CORD, RECEPTACLE OR OTHER OUTLET UNLESS THE BLADES CAN BE FULLY INSERTED TO PREVENT BLADE EXPOSURE. ATTENTION: POUR PREVENIR LES CHOCS ELECTRIQUES NE PAS UTILISER CETTE FICHE POLARISEE AVEC UN PROLONGATEUR, UNE PRISE DE COURANT OU UNE AUTRE SORTIE DE COURANT, SAUF SI LES LAMES PEUVENT ETRE INSEREES A FOND SANS EN LAISSER AUCUNE PARTIE A DECOUVERT. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: – Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. – Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. – Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. – Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. [For Canadian model] This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations. CAUTION • Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure. • The use of optical instruments with this product will increase eye hazard. [Pour le modèle Canadien] Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada. Information to User Alteration or modifications carried out without appropriate authorization may invalidate the user's right to operate the equipment.
3 Please read through these operating instructions so you will know how to operate your model properly. After you have finished reading the instructions, put them away in a safe place for future reference. • This player is not suitable for commercial use. Thelightningflashwitharrowheadsymbol,within anequilateraltriangle,isintendedtoalerttheuser tothepresenceofuninsulated"dangerousvoltage" within the product's enclosure that may be of sufficientmagnitudetoconstituteariskofelectric shock to persons. RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CAUTION IMPORTANT CAUTION: TO PREVENT THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. Theexclamationpointwithinanequilateraltriangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance. READ INSTRUCTIONS — All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the product is operated. RETAIN INSTRUCTIONS — The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference. HEEDWARNINGS—Allwarningsontheproduct and in the operating instructions should be adhered to. FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS — All operating and use instructions should be followed. CLEANING — Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. The product should be cleaned only with a polishing cloth or a soft dry cloth.Nevercleanwithfurniturewax,benzine, insecticides or other volatile liquids since they may corrode the cabinet. ATTACHMENTS — Do not use attachments not recommended by the product manufacturer as they may cause hazards. WATER AND MOISTURE — Do not use this product near water — for example, near a bathtub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub; in a wet basement; or near a swimming pool; and the like. ACCESSORIES — Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The product may fall, causing serious injury to a child or adult, and serious damage to the product. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table recommended by the manufacturer, or sold with the product. Any mounting of the product should follow the manufacturer’s instructions, and should use a mounting accessory recommended by the manufacturer. CART — A product and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces may cause the product and cart combination to overturn. VENTILATION — Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable operation of the product and to protectitfromoverheating,andtheseopenings mustnotbeblockedorcovered.Theopenings shouldneverbeblockedbyplacingtheproduct on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface. This product should not be placed in a built-in installation such as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is provided or the manufacturer’s instructions have been adhered to. POWER SOURCES — This product should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to your home, consult your product dealer or local power company. LOCATION – The appliance should be installed in a stable location. NONUSE PERIODS – The power cord of the applianceshouldbeunpluggedfromtheoutlet when left unused for a long period of time. GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION • If this product is equipped with a polarized alternating current line plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other), it will fit into the outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should stillfailtofit,contactyourelectriciantoreplace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug. • If this product is equipped with a three-wire grounding type plug, a plug having a third (grounding) pin, it will only fit into a grounding type power outlet. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug into the outlet, contact your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the grounding type plug. POWER-CORD PROTECTION — Power-supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them, paying particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the product. OUTDOOR ANTENNA GROUNDING — If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to the product, be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges. Article 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, provides informationwithregardtopropergroundingof the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode. See Figure A. LIGHTNING — For added protection for this product during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent damage to the product due to lightning and power-line surges. POWER LINES — An outside antenna system shouldnotbelocatedinthevicinityofoverhead power lines or other electric light or power circuits, or where it can fall into such power lines or circuits. When installing an outside antennasystem,extremecareshouldbetaken to keep from touching such power lines or circuits as contact with them might be fatal. OVERLOADING — Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock. OBJECT AND LIQUID ENTRY — Never push objects of any kind into this product through openingsastheymaytouchdangerousvoltage points or short-out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the product. SERVICING — Do not attempt to service this product yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage orotherhazards.Referallservicingtoqualified service personnel. DAMAGE REQUIRING SERVICE — Unplug this productfromthewalloutletandreferservicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions: • When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged. • If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the product. • If the product has been exposed to rain or water. • If the product does not operate normally by following the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions as an improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work byaqualifiedtechniciantorestoretheproduct to its normal operation. • If the product has been dropped or damaged in any way. • Whentheproductexhibitsadistinctchangein performance — this indicates a need for service. REPLACEMENT PARTS — When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards. SAFETY CHECK — Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product, ask the servicetechniciantoperformsafetychecksto determine that the product is in proper operating condition. WALL OR CEILING MOUNTING — The product should not be mounted to a wall or ceiling. HEAT — The product should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other products (including amplifiers) that produce heat. IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS POWER SERVICE GROUNDING ELECTRODE SYSTEM (NEC ART 250, PART H) GROUND CLAMPS GROUNDING CONDUCTORS (NEC SECTION 810-21) ANTENNA DISCHARGE UNIT (NEC SECTION 810-20) GROUND CLAMP Fig. A NEC — NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE ANTENNA LEAD IN WIRE ELECTRIC SERVICE EQUIPMENT ENGLISH
4 Compatible with a wide range of DVD digital audio output formats DVDs are recorded in one of four types of digital audio formats (as of October 1998). The digital audio output jacks of this player output Dolby Digital*, DTS**, MPEG, and linear PCM digital bitstreams. This player has a function that converts Dolby Digital and MPEG audio formats into the linear PCM format. This allows playback of DVDs recorded in Dolby Digital and MPEG without the need for a decoder. Easy setup and adjustment using on-screen menus Press SETUP on the remote control to open the Setup screen and you’ll find setting up the system easy to do with on-screen menus conveniently organized and arranged. Below are just a few examples. Select the digital output formats compatible with your system in the Audio 1 menu (page 21). Select the type of TV screen you are using and the preferred screen format you’d like to use when watching DVDs in the Video menu (page 22). Select a parental lock level (user restriction level) to prevent children from viewing undesirable material in the General menu (page 42). Features of This Player Compatible with DVD, Video CD and CD formats DVD, Video CD and CD discs that display the logos shown below can be played back on PIONEER DVD players. For more information on discs compatible with this player, refer to the table below. 12 cm (5in.)/ single-sided 12 cm (5in.)/ double-sided 8 cm (3 in.)/ single-sided 8 cm (3 in.)/ double-sided 1 layer 2 layer 1 layer 2 layer 1 layer 2 layer 1 layer 2 layer DVD VIDEO DVD VIDEO Types of playable discs and their marks Diameter/ Playable sides Playback time Digital audio Digital video (MPEG 2) 133 min. 242 min. 266 min. 484 min. VIDEO CD CD Digital audio Digital video (MPEG 2) DVD VIDEO* VIDEO CD CD 41 min. 75 min. 82 min. 150 min. VIDEO CD single CD single Digital audio Digital video (MPEG 1) Max. 74 minutes Digital audio Digital video (MPEG 1) Max. 20 minutes Digital audio Max. 74 minutes 12 cm (5 in.)/ single-sided 8 cm (3 in.)/ single-sided 12 cm (5 in.)/ single-sided 8 cm (3 in.)/ single-sided Digital audio Max. 20 minutes * Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby”, “AC–3” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Confidential Unpublished Works, © 1992- 1997 Dolby Laboratories, Inc. All rights reserved. ** “DTS” and “DTS Digital” are trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc. This mark indicates this may not be possible with certain discs. The disc format logos shown above are found on disc labels or on disc jackets. • To prevent malfunction, do not use an 8 cm (3 in.) adaptor (for CDs). • Discs other than the ones indicated above cannot be played on this unit. • DVDs that have incompatible region numbers, DVD- Audio, DVD-ROM, and CD-ROM cannot be played on this unit. The region number of the player can be found on the rear panel. Dolby Digital Out – Dolby Digital DTS Out – Off 96kHz PCM Out – 96kHz 3 48kHz MPEG Out – MPEG 3 PCM Audio1 General Language Video 2 SETUP Move Exit TV Screen Picture Quality - Audio1 General Language Video 2 Move Exit 16:9(Wide) 4:3(Pan&Scan) 4:3(Letter Box) SETUP Parental Lock: Level Change Audio1 General Language Video 2 Move Exit Select 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 5 Return Level SETUP ENTER RETURN 1
5 Energy-saving design This unit is designed to use minimal electricity when this player is in standby mode. Regarding the amount of power consumed in standby mode, refer to “Specifications” on page 57. 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. Wide range of DVD viewing options Multiple Languages (page 29) You can select the language on when watching movies or other media that have multiple language and/or audio soundtracks recorded on them. Multi-Language Subtitles (page 28) You can select a subtitle language or turn subtitles off when watching movies or other media with subtitles available. Multi-Angle (page 36) You can view scenes from different camera angles when watching movies or other media with multiple angle playback available. This mark indicates this may not be possible with certain discs. Audio : 1 English Dolby Digital 5.1CH Audio : 2 Spanish HELLO HOLA HELLO! HOLA! Subtitle :1 English Subtitle :2 Spanish ANGLE @ @: 3/4 ANGLE @ @: 2/4
6 How to Proceed in This Manual DVD is an incredible format that presents the highest quality digital audio and video available today. The amount of information that can be recorded onto a DVD disc is remarkable, allowing it to offer numerous functions and features available with no other format. Because using the DVD player and DVDs may be confusing at first, following the order below should help you get through the important stages of getting set up so you can start using your player as soon as possible. Get familiar with the player. Refer to the section “Before Using” on page 8 to confirm that all the accessories were included with the player. If you are new to DVD, it might be beneficial for you to go through the “Names and Functions” section starting on page 10 to get familiar with the parts and buttons on the main unit and remote control as they will be referred to throughout this manual. There is also a list of terms that can be found on page 54 if you are having trouble understanding some of the terminology associated with DVD. Make the necessary connections. No entertainment system seems to be set up exactly the same way. The “Making Connections” section starting on page 15 shows how video and audio connections may be made to suit your home entertainment system. Set up the necessary player menus. Before you can begin to enjoy the benefits of the DVD format, you should set up the player to output the video and audio information that corresponds to your system. The section “Setting Up the Player” starting on page 19 explains how to use the Setup screen menus as well as how to make the necessary initial adjustments. The Setup screen menus are used in a number of functions. Learning the procedure for operating the menus will make using this player much easier and more enjoyable. Play a disc. When all the connections and setups have been made, you are ready to play a DVD, Video CD, or CD with the player. The section “Getting Started Using Your DVD Player” starting on page 24 outlines the basic player operations. Enjoy the many features available. Once you are comfortable using the basic player functions, you are ready to take advantage of the various options DVD and this player have to offer. The section “Advanced Functions” starting on page 33 describes how to use the features available on many DVDs. Differences in Disc Composition DVD DVDs are divided into units referred to as titles, and titles are divided into chapters. A DVD which contains a movie may have only one title with many or no chapter divisions. Karaoke DVDs may have many titles, assigning a title to each song on the disc. Menu screens do not belong to any title. DVD player functions generally apply to titles on a disc or chapters within a selected title. The player functions available may also vary from title to title, depending on the disc. When discs have a unique title division, it should be noted that search and program functions may be affected. Video CD/CD Video CDs and CDs are divided into units referred to as tracks (Video CD tracks may also be referred to as scenes). One song generally corresponds to one track. Some tracks are further divided into units referred to as indexes. Video CDs with PBC (Playback Control) also contain menus recorded on the disc which enable easy access to the contents of the disc. When played back on a DVD player, both Video CDs and CDs are considered to be a single title, regardless of the number of tracks. Title 1 Title 2 Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 2 DVD Chapter 1 Video CD Track 1 Track 2 Track 3 Track 4 CD Track 2 Track 4 Track 3 Track 1 Track 5
7 Table of Contents Before Using ........................................ 8 Checking Accessories .....................................8 Preparing the Remote Control .........................8 Names and Functions ....................... 10 Front Panel ....................................................10 Display Window.............................................11 Rear Panel .....................................................12 Remote Control .............................................13 Making Connections ......................... 15 Connecting Your DVD Player .........................15 Audio Connections ........................................16 Video Connections.........................................17 System Control Connections .........................18 Setting Up the Player ....................... 19 Using the Setup Screen Menus ....................19 Changing the Setup Screen Menu Mode ......20 Setting the Digital Audio Output To Be Compatible with Your AV Components ....21 Setting the TV Screen Size ............................22 Adjusting the OSD (On-Screen Display) ........23 Getting Started Using Your DVD Player.................................................. 24 Playing DVDs, Video CDs and CDs ................24 Chapter (Track) Skip Forward/Skip Back ........26 Forward and Reverse Scanning .....................26 Stopping Playback and Switching Power Off ................................................27 Setting the Language Options......... 28 Selecting a Subtitle Language (Multi-Language Subtitles) .......................28 Changing the Audio Language (Multi-Language Function) .......................29 Setting Language and Subtitle Preferences in the Setup Screen Menus .....................30 Advanced Functions ......................... 33 Adjusting the Dynamic Range of the Audio Soundtrack .....................................33 Selecting Picture Quality Appropriate for Program Content......................................33 Still Frame/Slow Play/ Frame Advance Playback .........................34 Searching for a Title, Chapter, Track, or Location on a Disc ...............................35 Viewing from a Desired Camera Angle (Multi-Angle).............................................36 Repeat Play....................................................37 Random Play..................................................38 Playback in a Desired Order (Program Play) ..........................................39 Setting the Parental Lock Level .....................42 Continuing Playback from a Specified Location (Last Memory) ...........44 Memorizing Settings for Often Viewed DVDs (Condition Memory) ..........45 Viewing Disc Information ..............................46 Changing the Background Color of the Screen ...........................................48 Resetting the Player to System Settings.......48 Additional Information ..................... 49 Disc Care .......................................................49 For Proper and Long Use of This Unit ...........50 Language Code List .......................................51 Troubleshooting .............................................53 Terms .............................................................55 Specifications ................................................57
8 Preparing the Remote Control Inserting batteries into the remote control 1 While pushing the tab on the battery compartment cover toward the center of the remote, pull out in the direction indicated by the arrow. 2 Insert batteries. Make sure to match the plus (+) and minus (–) polarity guides on the batteries with the marks inside the battery compartment. 3 Close the cover. Notes • Do not mix old and new batteries. • When replacing batteries, use all new batteries. • When not using the remote control for a long period of time (over 1 month), remove the batteries to avoid possible damage from battery corrosion. If battery leakage occurs, wipe the battery liquid from the battery component, then insert new batteries. Before Using Checking Accessories Please confirm that the following were received with the player. Audio cord Video cord Power cord (except for U.S. and Canadian models) Remote control unit AA/R6P batteries Operating instructions (this manual)
9 30° 30° 23ft (7m) 0 7 8 3 Remote control operation When operating the remote control, point it at the remote sensor (Î) located on the player’s front panel. The remote control can be used up to 23 feet (7 m) from the player and within a 30° angle on each side of the sensor. Notes • Exposing the remote sensor to direct sunlight or strong light may cause faulty operation. • If the CONTROL IN jack on the player’s rear panel is connected to the CONTROL OUT jack of another component, point the remote control at the other component to operate the player. Operation will not be possible when pointed at this player (page 18). BEFORE USING
10 Names and Functions 1 STANDBY/ON switch Press to switch the player on or to put in standby (pages 24 and 27). 2 Display window Displays system information (page 11). 3 Remote sensor Point the remote control toward the remote sensor to operate the player (page 9). 4 0 (open/close) button Press to open and close the disc tray (pages 24 and 27). 5 7 (stop) button Press to stop playback. Pressing once enables playback to resume from a point shortly before the location where it stopped. Pressing twice causes the disc to return to the beginning of the disc if playback starts again (page 27). 6 8 (pause) button Press during playback to pause. Press again to resume playback (page 34). 7 3 (play) button Press to start or resume playback (pages 24 and 27). 8 ¡ ¢ (forward) button Press to advance to chapters/tracks. Press and hold to perform fast-forward scanning (page 26). 9 4 1 (reverse) button Press to go back to previous chapters/tracks. Press and hold to perform reverse playback scanning (page 26). 0 Disc tray When loading a disc, place discs in the disc tray with the label side facing up (pages 24 and 27). DVD PLA Y E R S T A N D B Y / O N ÛN¿.<. Î 0 4 ¢ 1 ¡ 7 8 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Front Panel
11 Display Window 1 TITLE indicator Indicates a title number is being displayed. 2 96 kHz indicator Indicates play of a disc outputting an audio signal with a sampling frequency of 96 kHz. 3 GUI indicator Indicates an on-screen menu operation is being performed (page 19). 4 CHP/TRK indicator Indicates a chapter or track number is being displayed. 5 ANGLE indicator Indicates Multi-Angle playback is in progress (page 36). 6 REMAIN indicator Indicates that the remaining playback time of a title or chapter/track is being displayed. 96 kHz GUI TITLE CHP/TRK REMAIN TOTAL LAST MEMO CONDITION ANGLE DOLBY DIGITAL - 1 2 3 4 6 7 5 8 9 0 7 LAST MEMO indicator Indicates the Last Memory location is recorded in memory for the currently loaded DVD or Video CD (page 44). 8 CONDITION indicator Indicates that Condition Memory settings are memorized for the currently loaded DVD (page 45). 9 DOLBY DIGITAL indicator Indicates Dolby Digital audio playback. 0 TOTAL indicator Indicates that the disc in the player is stopped and DISPLAY has been pressed (page 47). - Counter display Displays the playback mode, type of disc, title and chapter/track numbers, playback time, etc. NAMES AND FUNCTIONS
12 Rear Panel CONTROL VIDEO OUT SELECT COMPONENT VIDEO OUT OPT. DIGITAL OUT AUDIO OUT AC IN VIDEO OUT IN R L S-VIDEO OUT Y PB PR TV SYSTEM AUTO PAL NTSC 1 2 4 3 5 6 7 8 9 1 DIGITAL OUT jacks (coaxial, optical (OPT.)) Use to output the digital audio signal recorded on discs. You can output the digital signal via either coaxial or optical output jack to an AV amplifier or receiver (page 16). 2 CONTROL IN jack Use to connect this player to another component bearing the Pioneer Î mark. This lets you control this unit as though it were a component in a system. Player operations are then performed by pointing the remote control at the component that the player is connect to (page 18). 3 TV SYSTEM switch Use to change the TV signal mode to either PAL or NTSC according to the type of TV and disc to be used. When the switch is in the AUTO position, the player outputs the format on the disc as is (page 18). (The TV SYSTEM switch is not present on U.S. and Canadian models.) 4 VIDEO OUT SELECT switch Use to set which output is used to output the video signals. Select either video/S-video or component video signal output depending on the connections you make (page 17). 5 VIDEO OUT jack Connect to the video input on a TV or monitor or AV amplifier or receiver with video input capability. When using this output, be sure to set VIDEO OUT SELECT to the left position (pages 15 and 17). 6 S-VIDEO OUT jack If your TV or monitor has an S-video input, clear picture reproduction is possible by connecting the player to your TV or monitor via the S-Video jack. When using this output, be sure to set VIDEO OUT SELECT to the left position (page 17). 7 COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks If your projection monitor, projector or similar component has component video inputs, you can produce a higher quality picture on your projection monitor or projector by connecting to the component video outputs on this unit. When using these jacks, be sure to set VIDEO OUT SELECT to the right position (page 17). 8 AUDIO OUT jacks Use to output two-channel audio (analog) to the audio stereo inputs on a TV or stereo amplifier. If you are connecting to a receiver that has both digital and analog input jacks for DVD player connection, it may be beneficial to make both connections (pages 15 and 16). 9 AC IN power cord connection terminal Use to connect the power cord to the wall outlet (page 15). (The AC power cord of the U.S. and Canadian models is built into the player.) (The TV SYSTEM switch and AC IN power cord connection terminal are not present on U.S. and Canadian models)
13 (Buttons indicated with * are used for menu operation.) 1 (standby/on) button Press to switch the player on or to put in standby (pages 24 and 27). 2 AUDIO button Press repeatedly to select one of the audio languages and/or audio formats programmed on a DVD (page 29). For Video CD and CD, each press changes the audio output as follows. 3 SETUP button* Press when the player is in either play or stop mode to open and close the Setup screen (page 19). 4 MENU button* Use to display or close the DVD menu screen (page 25). 5 TOP MENU button* Press to call up the top menu programmed on the DVD. Depending on the DVD, the top menu may be identical to the DVD menu (page 25). 6 PREVIOUS 4/NEXT ¢ During playback, press PREVIOUS 4 to go back to a previous chapter/track and NEXT ¢ to advance to the next chapter/track (page 26). 7 REV 1/FWD ¡ (fast reverse/forward) buttons During playback of DVD and Video CD, press FWD ¡ to perform fast forward scanning. Press REV 1 to perform fast reverse scanning of DVD and Video CD. When a CD is loaded, audio scanning is performed (page 26). 8 PAUSE 8 button Press to pause playback of a disc. Press again to resume playback (page 34). 9 STOP 7 button Press to stop playback. Pressing once enables playback to resume from a point shortly before the location where it was stopped. Pressing twice causes the disc to return to the beginning of the disc when playback starts again (page 27). 0 Number buttons (1-9, 0, +10)* Use to perform direct title and chapter/track searches, and to input numerical values (pages 25, 35, and 39). Remote Control OPEN/CLOSE AUDIO SUBTITLE ANGLE TOP MENU RETURN PREVIOUS NEXT REV PLAY FWD PAUSE PROGRAM REPEAT A-B LAST MEMORY CONDITION MEMORY SEARCH MODE RANDOM STOP STEP/SLOW ENTER SETUP DISPLAY CLEAR MENU 5 5 5 5 4 0 ¢ 1 8 7 e E ¡ 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 +10 C Î @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ + ¡ ™ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 - = ~ ! NAMES AND FUNCTIONS = Stereo = 1/L (Left) = 2/R (Right)
14 - PROGRAM button You can program titles, chapters, or tracks to play back in a desired order. Programs can be a maximum of 24 steps. Additionally, DVD programs for up to 24 discs can be stored in the player’s memory for future use (page 39). = SEARCH MODE button Press to perform a title, chapter/track or elapsed time search (page 35). ~ REPEAT button Press once to repeat playback of current chapter/ track. Press twice to repeat playback of current title (page 37). ! A-B button Press at the beginning and end of the section you want to repeat or to mark a location you want to return to (page 37). @ OPEN/CLOSE 0 button Press to open or close the disc tray (pages 24 and 27). # SUBTITLE button Press repeatedly to select one of the subtitle languages programmed on a DVD or to turn the subtitles off (page 28). $ ANGLE button Some DVDs are recorded with various camera angle playback options. Press ANGLE repeatedly to display different camera angles (page 36). % DISPLAY button Press during playback to display statistical disc information. Press repeatedly to display different information (page 46). ^ RETURN button* Use to go one menu back (current settings are maintained). Use RETURN when you do not want to change the option setting in a menu (pages 19, 25, and 42). & Cursor buttons (2/3/5/∞)* Use to move through the options on menu screens and to change settings (pages 19, 25, 39 and 42). * ENTER button* Use to implement settings selected with the cursor buttons or to set items highlighted in a menu (pages 19 and 25). ( PLAY 3 button Press to start disc playback (pages 24 and 27). ) STEP e/E buttons Press STEP E during playback to view slow playback. In pause mode, press STEP E to advance DVDs and Video CDs frame by frame and STEP e to back up a few frames at a time (page 34). _ CLEAR button Works in conjunction with a number of player functions. Use to cancel repeat and random playback, and to edit programs (pages 37, 38 and 39). + RANDOM button Press to play chapters/tracks in random order (page 38). ¡ CONDITION MEMORY button You can store in memory the settings for up to 15 DVDs. Press CONDITION MEMORY during DVD playback to memorize the settings (page 45). ™ LAST MEMORY button You can resume DVD or Video CD playback from the point you last watched even if the disc is removed from the player. Press LAST MEMORY during playback to set a Last Memory point. When you want to resume playback of that disc, press LAST MEMORY in the stop mode and playback starts from the memorized point. Last Memory locations can be stored for up to 5 DVDs (or 4 DVDs and 1 Video CD)(page 44).
15 Making Connections Connection Guide The illustration on this page shows the basic setup using the audio and video cords included with this player. Use this illustration as a guide to setting up your home system. An explanation of each type of audio and video connection available can be found on the following pages. To determine the best audio and video connection setup for your system, refer to the manuals supplied with the components you are making connections to. In addition to making physical connections to your TV or monitor, it is also necessary to assign the TV screen size in the Setup screen Video menu corresponding to whether you are using a wide screen or standard size TV or monitor (page 22). Notes • When making connections to this unit or when changing connections, check that the unit is in standby by pressing STANDBY/ON, and unplug the power cord from the power outlet. • The analog video output on this player uses copy protect circuitry to prevent the video playback on DVDs from being copied. If you connect the player to a TV via a VCR, or record and play back the contents of a disc with a VCR, the playback picture may not be normal. Connecting Your DVD Player Unlike any other audiovisual media format, DVD offers a wide array of audio and video output options which allows playback to be enjoyed in any number of system configurations from a standard TV with stereo audio input to a home theater system with a projection monitor and full surround sound capabilities. Audio cord (Included) Video cord (Included) (Besides U.S. and Canadian models) Finally, connect to a power outlet (110–127 V, 220–240 V). TV or monitor AUDIO IN R L CONTROL VIDEO OUT SELECT COMPONENT VIDEO OUT OPT. DIGITAL OUT AUDIO OUT AC IN VIDEO OUT IN R L S-VIDEO OUT Y PB PR TV SYSTEM AUTO PAL NTSC VIDEO IN S-VIDEO IN Make video connections from the VIDEO OUT jack on the player to the VIDEO IN jack on the TV or monitor using the video cord included with the player. Set the VIDEO OUT SELECT to the left position. Make audio connections from the AUDIO OUT jacks on the player to the AUDIO IN jacks on the TV or monitor using the stereo audio cord included with the player. Be sure to match the color of the plugs with the color of the jacks (red and white). (U.S. and Canadian models) Finally, connect to a power outlet (120 V). NAMES AND FUNCTIONS / MAKING CONNECTIONS
16 Audio Connections This player features two digital (optical and coaxial) and also analog audio output formats. Digital Audio Connections: You can enjoy the digital audio recorded on DVD discs from both optical digital and coaxial digital output jacks. When making digital audio connections, do not make connections from both the coaxial and optical digital outputs to the same component. When a DVD recorded in Dolby Digital, DTS, or MPEG is loaded, noise will be output if you have made connections via the digital audio jacks to a receiver or amplifier that cannot decode a Dolby Digital, DTS, or MPEG digital bitstream. In this case, be sure to set the Dolby Digital and MPEG output setting to “PCM” and set DTS output to “Off” in the Audio 1 menu on the Setup screen. Use the Audio 1 menu to select the type of digital output most appropriate for the system you are using (page 21). DIGITAL OPTICAL OUT The digital signal is transmitted as light pulses through a fiber-optic cable. • Use to connect to an AV amplifier or receiver with built-in Dolby Digital (AC-3), DTS, or MPEG decoder. • Use a fiber-optic cable (not supplied) to connect the digital optical output on the player to the digital optical input on an AV amplifier or receiver. DIGITAL OUT (Coaxial) The digital signal is transmitted electronically through a coaxial cable. • Use to connect to an AV amplifier or receiver with built-in Dolby Digital, DTS, or MPEG decoder. • Use a coaxial cable (not supplied) to connect the coaxial digital output on the player to the coaxial digital input on an AV amplifier or receiver. Analog Audio Connection: AUDIO OUT • Make analog audio connections to a stereo amplifier or receiver. • Analog audio connections can also be made to a TV or monitor with stereo input jacks. • Use the supplied audio cable to connect the AUDIO OUT on the player to the audio input on the stereo amplifier or receiver. • When making analog audio connections, be sure to match the color of the plugs with the color of the jacks (red and white). DV-525 Stereo amplifier or receiver TV or monitor AV amplifier or receiver with built-in Dolby Digital, DTS, or MPEG decoder AV amplifier or receiver with built-in Dolby Digital (AC-3), DTS, or MPEG decoder DIGITAL IN OPT. DIGITAL OUT DV-525 AUDIO IN R L AUDIO OUT R L DV-525 AUDIO IN R L AUDIO OUT R L DIGITAL IN OPT. DIGITAL OUT DV-525
17 Video Connections This player features S-video, composite video, and component video output possibilities. Check the manual supplied with your TV or monitor to determine the best possible connection for your system. In addition to making physical connections to your TV or monitor, it is also necessary to assign the TV screen size in the Setup screen Video menu corresponding to whether you are using a wide screen or standard size TV or monitor (page 22). S-VIDEO OUT • Make S-video connections to a TV or monitor with S-video input to produce a high quality video image. • Use an S-video cable (not supplied) to connect the output on the player to S-video input on the TV or monitor. • When making S-video connections, be sure to set the VIDEO OUT SELECT switch on the rear panel of the player to the left to assign S-video output. VIDEO OUT • Make composite video connections to a standard TV or monitor with a video input jack. • Use the supplied video cable to connect the video output jack on the player to the video input on the TV or monitor. • Be sure to match the color of the plug with the color of the jack (yellow). • When making video connections, make sure to set the VIDEO OUT SELECT switch on the rear panel of the player to the left to assign composite video output. COMPONENT VIDEO OUT • Make component video connections to a projection monitor, projector or TV with component inputs to produce a higher quality video image. • Use component video cables or 3 video cords (not supplied) to connect the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks on the player to the component jacks on the monitor. • When making component video connections, make sure to set the VIDEO OUT SELECT switch on the rear panel of the player to the right to assign component video output. VIDEO OUT SELECT COMPONENT VIDEO OUT Y PB PR Y PB PR COMPONENT VIDEO IN Projection monitor, projector or TV DV-525 MAKING CONNECTIONS VIDEO OUT VIDEO IN VIDEO OUT SELECT DV-525 TV or monitor VIDEO OUT SELECT S-VIDEO OUT S-VIDEO IN DV-525 TV or monitor
18 System Control Connections Using a commercially available cord with a mini plug (3.5 mm dia. with no resistance) to connect this player’s CONTROL IN jack to the CONTROL OUT jack of another PIONEER component bearing the Î mark, you can control the player as though it were a component in a system (system control). • If you connect for system control, you cannot operate the player directly. Point the remote control unit at the component (AV amplifier, etc.) connected to the CONTROL OUT jack to operate. • When controlling as a system, be sure to make a connection to the amplifier using an audio or video cord, even when using only digital components. • For details, refer to the operation manuals of the connected components. TV SYSTEM switch (except for U.S. and Canadian models) Video output changes as follows according to the playback disc‘s recorded format. NTSC = PAL, PAL = NTSC conversion is possible on Video CDs. PAL = NTSC conversion is not possible on DVDs. When the TV SYSTEM switch is set to the AUTO position, the disc’s format will be output as is. When a CD or disc is not loaded, the previous video output format will be selected. About MOD. (Modulation) PAL • SHRINK Most models of the newly developed countdown PAL TV system detect 50 Hz (PAL)/60 Hz (NTSC) and automatically switch vertical amplitude, resulting in a display without vertical shrinkage. • If your PAL TV does not have a V-Hold control, you may not be able to view NTSC disc because the picture may roll. If the TV has a V-Hold control, adjust it until the picture stops rolling. On some TVs, the picture may shrink vertically, leaving black bands at the top and bottom of the screen. This is not a malfunction; it is caused by the NTSC = PAL conversion. Type DVD Video CD CD, No disc Format NTSC PAL NTSC PAL Disc Output format Position of TV SYSTEM switch NTSC PAL AUTO NTSC MOD. PAL NTSC PAL PAL NTSC MOD. PAL NTSC NTSC PAL PAL NTSC PAL NTSC or PAL CONTROL IN CONTROL OUT DV-525 Pioneer component with Î mark.
19 5 5 5 5 4 ¢ 1 8 7 e E ¡ 3 3,6 2 4,5 1 Using the Setup Screen Menus The procedure on this page describes how to operate the menus on the Setup screen. These menus are used to set and adjust a number of system settings. The various functions that can be adjusted are covered throughout this manual. The procedure on this page provides a basic outline for using the Setup screen menus. When setting up for the first time Some DVDs start playing automatically when loaded in the player. It is therefore recommended to set the Audio 1 menu options (if digital audio connections have been made) and Video menu options before loading a DVD for the first time. If a DVD has been loaded, be sure to press STOP 7 before proceeding. (Example) Dolby Digital Out – Dolby Digital DTS Out – Off 96kHz PCM Out – 96kHz 3 48kHz MPEG Out – MPEG 3 PCM Audio1 General Language Video 2 SETUP Move Exit Dolby Digital Out DTS Out - 96kHz PCM Out – 96kHz 3 48kHz MPEG Out – MPEG 3 PCM Audio1 General Language Video 2 Move Exit Dolby Digital 3 PCM Dolby Digital SETUP Setting Up the Player 1 Press to turn the player on. 2 Press SETUP. The Setup screen appears. 3 Use the cursor buttons (2/3) to select the menu you want. As each menu is selected with the cursor, the settings appear below the menu heading. 4 Press the cursor button (∞) to enter the menu. The top item within the menu becomes highlighted. 5 Use the cursor buttons (5/∞) to select the setting you want to change. The options available for each setting appear to the right when the setting is selected. The current setting appears with the setting indicator lit. 6 Press the cursor button (3) to enter the setting options. • Not all menu options can be changed while a disc is playing. In these cases, the options appear grayed out on the screen and cannot be adjusted. To change these settings, press STOP 7 first before pressing SETUP. • Operating the menu after pressing STOP 7 may cancel the resume function. • Some menu options are not immediately effective if set while a disc is playing. To make these settings effective, stop playback and then start again, or change the settings while the disc is stopped. Dolby Digital Out DTS Out - 96kHz PCM Out – 96kHz 3 48kHz MPEG Out – MPEG 3 PCM Audio1 General Language Video 2 Move Exit Dolby Digital 3 PCM Dolby Digital SETUP (Example) (Example) MAKING CONNECTIONS / SETTING UP THE PLAYER continued
20 Parental Lock - Setup Menu Mode Audio1 General Language Video 2 Move Exit Expert Basic SETUP Changing to the Setup Screen “Expert” Menu Mode The Setup screen menus are divided into two levels, “Basic” and “Expert”, to make this unit more convenient to operate for different levels of users. The “Basic” menu mode contains functions that may be considered necessary for the basic operations of this player. The “Expert” menu mode adds to the “Basic” menu mode additional functions of the player that can be adjusted to further personalize performance of the player. Though it doesn’t require an expert to use the “Expert” menu mode, selecting the “Basic” menu mode may make setting up easier to do. In this manual, functions that are contained in the “Expert ” menu mode are identified by the Expert icon. Make changes to the [Setup Menu Mode] setting in the Setup screen General menu. Settings: Expert Basic* * Factory setting 7 Use the cursor buttons (5/∞) to select a new setting and press ENTER to set the new setting in memory. Press RETURN or the cursor button (2) to exit the options without making any changes. 8 Press RETURN or the cursor button (2) to go back to the main menu bar to select another menu. 9 Press SETUP to close the Setup screen. The Setup screen closes. How to interpret the setting indicator colors in the Setup screen menus When setting up the system, or when making adjustments, it is convenient to know what settings are applicable to the different disc formats. When the settings appear for each menu option, the currently selected setting appears with the setting indicator highlighted in one of three colors: blue, green or yellow. These colors correspond to what formats the menu option effects as shown in the table below. Note If a setting applicable only to DVDs is changed while a Video CD or CD is loaded, a blue DVD icon appears in the upper right hand corner of the screen to indicate that the setting is not applicable to the currently loaded disc. The setting will be effective the next time a DVD is loaded. Color of indicator Disc format(s) Blue DVD only All compatible formats DVD / Video CD Green Yellow 5 5 5 5 4 ¢ 1 8 7 e E ¡ 3 8 7 7,8 9 7
21 Setting the Digital Audio Output To Be Compatible with Your AV Components– DVD This player is capable of digital audio output for Dolby Digital, DTS, MPEG, and signals with a sampling rate of 96 kHZ. Make settings in the Setup screen Audio 1 menu to reflect the capabilities of the components that you have made digital connections to. Note If you have made only stereo line connections (analog) using the supplied audio cord, it is not necessary to make any changes in this menu. Dolby Digital Out This player is capable of outputting the Dolby Digital surround sound audio signal. When the player is connected to an AV component that has a built-in Dolby Digital decoder, select “Dolby Digital”. This player can also convert the Dolby Digital signal to a digital Linear PCM signal, the same digital signal output from a CD. Select “Dolby Digital 3 PCM” when you have made connections to an amplifier or receiver with a Dolby Pro Logic decoder or a Digital Analog Converter (DAC). Settings: Dolby Digital* Dolby Digital 3 PCM *Factory setting DTS Out This player is capable of outputting DTS digital audio for DVDs recorded in DTS. When this player is connected to an AV component that has a built-in DTS decoder, select “DTS”. If your system is not equipped to decode DTS, select “Off”. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with your audio components if you are unsure about compatibility with DTS. Settings: Off* DTS * Factory Setting Notes • If you have made digital audio connections to component(s) not equipped to decode the DTS digital bitstream, be sure to select “Off”. If a DTS signal is output to an AV component without decoding capabilities, the output is digital noise that could potentially cause damage to your speakers. • The digital output of DTS CDs is not affected even when “Off” is selected. If the digital signal of a DTS CD is output to an AV component without decoding capabilities, the output is digital noise that could potentially cause damage to your speakers. 96 kHz PCM Out This player is capable of outputting digital signals with a sampling frequency of 96 kHz. If you have made connections to a component capable of processing this signal rate, select “96 kHz” for the signal to be output as is. As some components are incapable of processing digital signal input with sampling rates of 96 kHz, selecting “96 kHz 3 48 kHz” compresses the signal to a standard signal with a sampling rate of 48 kHz. Settings: 96 kHz 3 48 kHz* 96 kHz * Factory Setting MPEG Out This player is capable of outputting the MPEG digital bitstream. When the player is connected to an AV component that has a built-in MPEG decoder, select the “MPEG” setting. Otherwise, select “MPEG 3 PCM” to convert the digital signal to the PCM signal, the digital signal output from a CD. Settings: MPEG MPEG 3 PCM* * Factory Setting DTS Out - 96kHz PCM Out – 96kHz 3 48kHz MPEG Out – MPEG 3 PCM Audio1 General Language Video 2 Move Exit Dolby Digital 3 PCM Dolby Digital SETUP Dolby Digital Out Dolby Digital Out – DTS Out 96kHz PCM Out - 96kHz>48kHz MPEG Out – MPEG 3 PCM Audio1 General Language Video 2 Move Exit DTS Off Dolby Digital SETUP MPEG Out - PCM Dolby Digital Out – DTS Out – 96kHz PCM Out Audio1 General Language Video 2 Move Exit 96kHz 96kHz 3 48kHz Dolby Digital Off SETUP Dolby Digital Out – DTS Out – Off 96kHz PCM Out – 96kHz 3 48kHz MPEG Out Audio1 General Language Video 2 Move Exit MPEG 3 PCM MPEG Dolby Digital SETUP SETTING UP THE PLAYER
22 Setting the TV Screen Size The width-to-height ratio of conventional TVs is 4:3, while the width-to-height ratio of wide screen and high-definition TVs is 16:9. This width-to-height ratio is called the aspect ratio. When viewing software recorded in different aspect ratios, the image’s height to width ratio can be switched to match the TV or monitor being used. Make changes to the TV screen size in the [TV Screen] setting in the Setup screen Video menu. Settings: 4:3 (Letter Box) 4:3 (Pan & Scan) 16:9 (Wide)* * Factory Setting Notes • Whether the aspect can be switched or not depends on the disc. Please refer to the information written on the disc jacket, etc. • Some discs may not include the screen format selected in the [TV screen] setting. When this occurs, the standard TV screen format available on the disc is automatically selected. Differences in screen sizes and DVD formats The number of screen size formats currently available can be somewhat confusing. If set incorrectly, the video presentation may not appear as it should. The following diagrams and descriptions are intended to help you set your TV screen size in a way that will allow you to fully enjoy the digital video of DVD. The settings in the [TV Screen] setting are perhaps most applicable when the DVD you are watching is programmed in the wide screen format. If you have a standard TV, select either “4:3 Letter Box” or “4:3 Pan & Scan” based on your personal preference. If you have a wide screen TV, select “Wide”. TV Screen Picture Quality - Audio1 General Language Video 2 Move Exit 16:9(Wide) 4:3(Pan&Scan) 4:3(Letter Box) SETUP When viewing a wide screen TV or monitor Standard screen format DVD When viewing a standard screen format DVD on a wide screen TV, black bars may be automatically placed at the side of the screen to adjust to the DVD format. “Wide” setting Wide screen format DVD Please note that there are some wide screen letter box formats that place black bars at the top and bottom of the screen. This is not a malfunction. “Wide” setting “Wide” setting Standard screen format DVD (unnatural stretched effect) If you are viewing a standard screen format DVD on a wide screen TV, the picture may appear ‘stretched’ on the screen. To remedy this condition, change your wide screen TV to display a standard (4:3) screen. Refer to the instructions supplied with your wide screen TV or monitor for more information. DVD screen size format Setting and Appearance Standard screen format DVD If you have a standard TV, the standard screen format will be presented regardless of the setting. When viewing a standard size TV or monitor Wide screen format DVD The Pan & Scan presentation crops both sides of the wide screen presentation to use the full standard TV screen. “Letter Box” setting Wide screen format DVD The Letter box presentation places black bars at the top and bottom portions of the screen to provide the full wide screen presentation of a movie on a standard TV (4:3 aspect ratio). “Pan & Scan” setting Any setting Wide screen format DVD (unnatural squeezed effect) If you are viewing a wide screen format DVD on a standard TV and the [TV Screen] setting is set to “Wide”, the picture may appear ‘squeezed’ on the screen. To remedy this condition, select either “Letter Box” or ”Pan & Scan”. DVD screen size format Setting and Appearance “Wide” setting
23 Adjusting the OSD (On-Screen Display) Setting the on-screen display (OSD) language This setting is used to establish the language that operation indicators and on-screen messages and operations display. Change this setting in the Setup screen Language menu [OSD Language] setting. Settings: English* Français Español * Factory Setting Notes • The languages that can be selected may be different from those shown above. • The [OSD Language] setting is factory set to “English”. If you want English to be displayed, it is not necessary to adjust this setting. Setting the position of the on-screen display Expert When watching conventional software on a wide screen TV, the operation display is at the very top of the screen, and may be difficult to see. When this occurs, selecting “Wide” changes the position of the display and lets you see operation indicators clearly even on a wide screen TV. Otherwise, select “Normal”. Make changes in the [OSD Position] in the Setup screen Video menu in the “Expert” menu mode (page 20). Settings: Wide Normal* * Factory Setting OSD Language English Audio Language - English Subtitle Language - Japanese Auto Language – On Audio1 General Language Video 2 Move Exit English Français Español SETUP TV Screen – Picture Quality – Still Picture – On Screen Display – On OSD Position Angle Indicator- Audio1 General Language Video 2 Move Exit Standard 16:9(Wide) Field Wide Normal SETUP Turning the on-screen display on or off Expert If you would rather not have the operation indicators (Play, Stop, Resume, etc.) and other messages displayed on the screen, it is possible to turn them off in the [On Screen Display] setting in the Setup screen Video menu in the “Expert” menu mode (page 20). Settings: On* Off * Factory Setting OSD Position - Normal Angle Indicator – On TV Screen – Picture Quality – Still Picture – On Screen Display Audio1 General Language Video 2 Move Exit Standard 16:9(Wide) Field On Off SETUP SETTING UP THE PLAYER
24 Playing DVDs, Video CDs and CDs– DVD/Video CD/CD Before you can start to enjoy the digital audio and video on DVDs, be sure that you have made the necessary settings in the Setup screen menus outlined in the previous section to correspond to your home system. Having made these settings, you are now ready to start using the player to enjoy DVDs, Video CDs, and CDs. 1 Press ( STANDBY/ON on the front panel). 2 Press OPEN/CLOSE 0 (0 on the front panel). The disc tray comes out. 3 Load a disc. Load a disc with the label side facing up, using the disc tray guide to align the disc. 4 Press PLAY 3 (3 on the front panel). • The disc tray closes, and playback begins. • Depending on the disc, a menu may be displayed. If a menu is displayed, proceed to step 5. 5 Select the item you want to view. • When a DVD is loaded: Select the item with the cursor buttons 2/3/5/∞ or the number buttons then press ENTER. • When a Video CD is loaded: Use the number buttons to select the item. Notes • Noise is output if you make digital audio connections to a receiver or amplifier that does not have a built-in decoder. Check that the digital audio output format selected in the Audio 1 menu corresponds to the audio components you have made connections to (page 21). • The TV screen size is factory set to present the wide screen format (16:9 aspect ratio). If you have a standard TV screen (4:3 aspect ratio), this setting can be changed to match your TV screen size in the Video menu (page 22). Getting Started Using Your DVD Player 0 4 ¢ 1 ¡ 7 8 3 5 5 5 5 4 ¢ 1 8 7 e E ¡ 3 2 5 1 4 5 ST ANDBY/ON 0 4 ¢ 1 ¡ 7 8 3 2 3 1 4 When an operation is prohibited There are times when you are using the player and attempt to perform an operation, but for some reason it cannot be performed. When this occurs, one of the two following icons appears on the screen. The operation is prohibited by the player. The operation is prohibited by the programming on the disc.
25 5 5 5 5 4 ¢ 1 8 7 e E ¡ 3 NEXT ¢ PREVIOUS 4 STOP 7 TOP MENU RETURN Cursor buttons Number buttons MENU When a menu screen is displayed Menu screens are displayed for DVDs that have menu screens or Video CDs that include Playback Control (PBC). DVDs often contain extra information that can be accessed in the DVD menu and sometimes makes navigating DVD menu screens as enjoyable as watching the feature presentation. To open or return to the DVD or Video CD menu screen Although this differs depending on the disc, pressing MENU, TOP MENU, or RETURN during DVD playback or RETURN during Video CD playback displays the menu screen. Refer to the DVD or Video CD disc jacket and accompanying documentation for more information. To navigate a menu screen • Although individual DVD titles may differ, when a menu screen is displayed, use the cursor buttons (2/ 3/5/∞) and ENTER on the remote control. The cursor buttons are used to move around the options on the screen and ENTER is used for selection. • Occasionally, the number buttons may also be used to make selections. If this is possible, using number buttons serves to directly select an option on a menu screen. Only number buttons are used to make selections on Video CD menu screens. • When the Video CD has more than one menu, pages can be advanced to or returned to with PREVIOUS 4 or NEXT ¢. To play Video CDs without displaying menu screens Video CDs with Playback Control (PBC) display a menu screen when play is started. It is possible, however, to play back Video CDs without displaying menu screens. When a Video CD with PBC is loaded, press STOP 7, and then the number button of the track you want to play. 1 2 3 4 5 POP TITLE MENU JAZZ COUNTRY R&B CLASSICAL 1 2 3 4 5 POP JAZZ COUNTRY R&B CLASSICAL GETTING STARTED USING YOUR DVD PLAYER Example: When a DVD that has menu screens is loaded Example: When a Video CD that has Playback Control is loaded
26 Advancing to the next chapter (track) Press NEXT ¢ (¡ ¢ on the front panel). • Press to skip forward to the next chapter (track). • When a CD is loaded, you can advance more than one track forward by pressing and holding NEXT ¢ and releasing when the desired track number appears in the display. Skipping back to the previous chapter (track) Press PREVIOUS 4 (4 1 on the front panel). • Press once to skip back to the start of the chapter (track) currently playing. • Press twice to skip back to the start of the previous chapter (track). • When a CD is loaded, you can skip back to the track you want to hear by pressing and holding PREVIOUS 4 and releasing when the desired track number appears in the display. Chapter (Track) Skip Forward/ Skip Back– DVD/Video CD/CD 5 5 5 5 4 ¢ 1 8 7 e E ¡ 3 NEXT ¢ PREVIOUS 4 S T A N D B Y / O N 0 4 ¢ 1 ¡ 7 8 3 ¡ ¢ 4 1 Forward and Reverse Scanning – DVD/Video CD/CD Fast forward scanning Press and hold FWD ¡ (¡ ¢ on the front panel) during playback. • Release FWD ¡ when you reach the desired location. Normal playback resumes. • When the “Scan” indicator on the screen changes from flashing to lit, fast forward scanning will continue even if the button is released. When the desired location has been reached, press PLAY 3. Fast reverse scanning Press and hold REV 1 (4 1 on the front panel) during playback. • Release REV 1 when you reach the desired location. Normal playback resumes. • When the “Scan” indicator on the screen changes from flashing to lit, fast reverse scanning will continue even if the button is released. When the desired location has been reached, press PLAY 3. ST ANDBY/ON 0 4 ¢ 1 ¡ 7 8 3 ¡ ¢ 3 4 1 5 5 5 5 4 ¢ 1 8 7 e E ¡ 3 FWD ¡ PLAY 3 REV 1
27 1 Press STOP 7 (7 on the front panel). Playback stops. 2 Press OPEN/CLOSE 0 (0 on the front panel). The disc tray comes out. 3 Remove the disc. 4 Press ( STANDBY/ON on the front panel). The disc tray goes back in. Resuming playback from where you stopped –– DVD/Video CD With this player, it is possible to resume play of a DVD even when play has been stopped. Press STOP 7 once to enable play to resume from a point shortly before the DVD was stopped when PLAY 3 is pressed again. • Pressing STOP 7 twice to causes the disc to return to the beginning when PLAY 3 is pressed again. • When STOP 7 is pressed, “RESUME” appears in the display for as long as resume playback is possible. If the function is canceled, “RESUME” disappears and the disc format appears in the display. Note Resume play is only possible when the disc is loaded and STOP 7 has not be pressed twice in succession (“RESUME” appears in the display). If you want to continue viewing a DVD at a later time or date, it is recommended to use the Last Memory function described on page 44. Stopping Playback and Switching Power Off – DVD/Video CD/CD ST ANDBY/ON 0 4 ¢ 1 ¡ 7 8 3 2 3 4 1 0 4 ¢ 1 ¡ 7 8 3 GETTING STARTED USING YOUR DVD PLAYER 5 5 5 5 4 ¢ 1 8 7 e E ¡ 3 2 4 1
28 Setting the Language Options DVDs have the capacity to contain a great deal of audio information, which includes the ability to hold up to 8 different language tracks and subtitle information in as many as 32 different languages. This section outlines the variety of audio language and subtitle options available with this player. In this section, you’ll be able to: • Select one of the subtitle languages programmed on a DVD or turn the subtitles off using the remote control (this page). • Select one of the languages programmed on a DVD using the remote control (page 29). • Change the audio output type when using Video CDs and CDs (page 29). • Set preferences for audio and subtitle language (page 30). • Set preferences for the language to be displayed by the DVD menu (page 31). • Set Auto Language to display subtitles only for foreign films (page 32). • Select whether to have the subtitles turned on or off, and even opt to select assist subtitles for viewers who are hard of hearing (page 32). • Select to have subtitles forced to be displayed (page 32). Note DVDs differ in content and do not all contain multiple language or subtitle information. Therefore making settings in this section may have no effect on some DVDs. Selecting a Subtitle Language (Multi-Language Subtitles) – DVD You can select a desired subtitle language with DVDs that have subtitle data in multiple languages recorded on them. Press SUBTITLE repeatedly during playback. Pressing SUBTITLE once displays the currently selected subtitle language. Subsequent presses rotates through the subtitle languages available on the DVD. Notes • The subtitle language cannot be switched if the subtitle language is not recorded, or if only one language is recorded. • Switching the subtitle language may not be possible with some discs. In this case, the mark will be displayed. • To clear subtitles during playback, press SUBTITLE and then press CLEAR, or press SUBTITLE until “Off” appears. • For some discs, subtitle language selection can be made using the menu on the DVD. In this case, press MENU to display the DVD menu screen and then make your selection. HELLO! HOLA! Subtitle :1 English Subtitle :2 Spanish 5 5 5 5 4 ¢ 1 8 7 e E ¡ 3 SUBTITLE
29 SETTING THE LANGUAGE OPTIONS Changing the Audio Language (Multi-Language Function)– DVD Dolby Digital, PCM, and other audio data can be recorded on DVDs in a number of languages or audio tracks, letting you choose the desired language or audio. Press AUDIO repeatedly to select the desired language. Pressing AUDIO once displays the currently selected language. Subsequent presses rotates through the audio languages available on the DVD. Notes • You cannot switch languages if there is only one language recorded on the disc. • Switching the audio language may not be possible with some titles. In this case, the mark is displayed. • For some titles, selection can be made using the DVD menu. In these cases, press MENU to display the DVD menu screen and then make your selection. Audio : 1 English Dolby Digital 5.1CH Audio : 2 Spanish HELLO HOLA Changing Audio Type – Video CD/CD For enjoyment of karaoke or similar format Video CDs and CDs, it is possible to select stereo audio, or either right or left channel mono depending on the requirements of the source. Press AUDIO repeatedly during playback to switch the audio type. Audio output changes from “1/L” (Left channel) to “2/R” (Right channel) to “Stereo”. Note With karaoke and other discs, set the appropriate audio type for singing and accompaniment after referring to information on the disc jacket or accompanying material. 5 5 5 5 4 ¢ 1 8 7 e E ¡ 3 AUDIO Audio : 1/L Audio : 2/R Audio : Stereo
30 Setting Language and Subtitle Preferences in the Setup Screen Menus The Setup screen Language menu contains a number of settings related to the audio and subtitle language preferences. Selecting an audio language preference The audio language that you normally listen to can be selected from the various audio languages on a DVD. Even when the audio language is changed during playback by pressing AUDIO, the language selected at this setting will be selected as the default when the DVD is changed. Make changes to the [Audio Language] setting in the Setup screen Language menu. Settings: English* French Spanish Other (For details on how to select other languages, see ‘When “Other” is selected’ on the following page.) *Factory setting Note The menu settings may be different from those shown above. OSD Language – English Audio Language - English Subtitle Language - Japanese Auto Language - Japanese Audio1 General Language Video 2 Move Exit English French Spanish Other SETUP Selecting a subtitle language preference The subtitle language that you will normally display can be selected from the subtitles programmed on a disc. Even when the subtitle language is changed during playback by pressing SUBTITLE, the language selected at this setting will be selected when the disc is changed. Make changes to the [Subtitle Language] setting in the Setup screen Language menu. Settings: English* French Spanish Other (For details on how to select other languages, see ‘When “Other” is selected’ on the following page.) *Factory setting Note The menu settings may be different from those shown above. OSD Language – English Audio Language – English Auto Language - English Subtitle Language Japanese Audio1 General Language Video 2 Move Exit English French Spanish Other SETUP
31 SETTING THE LANGUAGE OPTIONS ja: Japanese List of Languages When “Other” is selected When you want to select one of the 136 languages as the main audio language, follow the steps below when the following screen appears. A language code list can be found on page 51. 1 Use the cursor buttons to select “Other” and press ENTER. The language selection screen appears. 2 Use the cursor buttons (2/3) to select either “List of Languages” or “Code”. 3 If you select “List of Languages”, use the cursor buttons (5/∞) to select the language. OSD Language – English Auto Language - English Audio Language English Subtitle Language - Japanese Audio1 General Language Video 2 Move Exit ENTER Select English French Spanish Other SETUP +/– Audio Language Audio1 General Language Video 2 SETUP Move Exit ENTER Select Return ja: Japanese List of Languages Code (0~2) 1 0 0 1 RETURN 5 5 5 5 4 ¢ 1 8 7 e E ¡ 3 1,4 1,2,3 If you select “Code”, use the cursor buttons (5/∞) to input the numbers of the input code. Use the cursor buttons (2/3) to change the position of the cursor. You can also use the number buttons to enter the code. 4 Press ENTER to set the new language. To exit the screen without making any changes, press RETURN . Selecting a DVD menu language preference Expert In addition to containing different audio languages, DVD may also contain menu screens in different languages as well. Setting a DVD language preference, sets the selected language as a default when DVDs with menu information in that language are encountered. Selecting “w/ Subtitle Language” automatically assigns the language selected in the [Subtitle Language] setting. Make changes to the [DVD Language] setting in the Setup screen Language menu in the “Expert” menu mode (page 20). Setting: w/ Subtitle Language* English French Spanish Other * Factory setting Notes • The menu settings may look different from the one shown above. • If this function is not effective, the languages that can be selected may also be selected in the DVD menu. Press MENU to open the DVD menu and make your selection accordingly. OSD Language – English Audio Language – English Subtitle Language Japanese DVD Language English Subtitle Off - Selected Subtitle Auto Language - On Subtitle Display - On Audio1 General Language Video 2 Move Exit w/ Subtitle Language English French Spanish Other SETUP Code (0~2) 1 0 0 1
32 Forcing subtitles to be displayed Expert This setting allows you to force subtitles to be displayed with DVDs that do not automatically display them on the screen. Select “With Audio” to display the subtitles in the same language as the currently selected audio language. Select “Selected Subtitle” to display the subtitles in the language set in the [Subtitle Language] setting. Make changes to the [Subtitles Off] setting in the Setup screen Language menu in the “Expert” menu mode (page 20). Settings: With Audio Selected Subtitle* * Factory setting Setting Auto Language to control subtitle and audio language based on program content When the Auto Language function is used, foreign movies are shown with the original audio soundtrack and subtitles in the language selected in the [Subtitle Language] menu option. Domestic films are shown with the original audio soundtrack and no subtitles. Make changes to the [Auto Language] setting in the Setup screen Language menu. Settings: On* Off * Factory setting Note The Auto Language function operates only when this function is set to “On”, and the language set for the [Audio Language] and [Subtitle Language] settings is the same. Selecting subtitles, assist subtitles or no subtitles Expert Use this function to turn the subtitles on or off. Additionally, some DVDs provide assist subtitles that provide additional explanations of scenes in addition to the standard subtitles for viewers who are hard of hearing. Select “Assist Subtitle” to display these subtitles on DVDs where this function is offered. Make changes to the [Subtitle Display] setting in the Setup screen Language menu in the “Expert” menu mode (page 20). Settings: On* Off Assist Subtitle * Factory setting Notes • If there is no subtitle information recorded on the DVD, no subtitles are displayed even if this function is set to “On”. • This setting serves as a default as whether or not to display subtitles. Even if this option is set to “Off”, subtitles can be displayed by pressing SUBTITLE. Similarly, if this option is set to “On”, the subtitles can be turned off by pressing SUBTITLE and then CLEAR. OSD Language – English Audio Language – English Subtitle Language – Spanish DVD Language – English Subtitle Off Selected Subtitle Auto Language – On Subtitle Display - On Audio1 General Language Video 2 Move Exit With Audio Selected Subtitle SETUP OSD Language – English Audio Language – English Subtitle Language – Spanish Auto Language On Audio1 General Language Video 2 Move Exit Off On SETUP OSD Language – English Audio Language – English Subtitle Language – Spanish DVD Language - English Subtitle Off - Selected Subtitle Auto Language – On Subtitle Display On Audio1 General Language Video 2 Move Exit ENTER Enter Off Assist Subtitle On SETUP
33 Advanced Functions This player is compatible with DVD, Video CD, and CD disc formats. Users already familiar with Video CD or CD will already be familiar with some of the functions the player is capable of performing. With DVD, an even greater number of possibilities and functions are available. In this section, you’ll be able to: • Adjust the dynamic range of the audio soundtrack so that quiet sounds can be heard better (this page). • Adjust the picture quality to better match program content (this page). • Pause DVD or Video CD playback, play at extremely slow speeds or view frame by frame (page 34). • Search for titles, chapters, tracks or locations on a disc (page 35). • Change the angle of playback when viewing DVDs with multi-angle programming (page 36). • Repeat an entire title, chapter, or track, or just a specified part (page 37). • Play DVD titles or chapters, or Video CD/CD tracks in random order (page 38). • Program DVD titles or chapters, or Video CD/CD tracks to play back in a specified order (page 39). • Set the parental lock level to prevent children from having access to inappropriate material (page 42). • Continue watching a DVD from where you left off using the Last Memory function (page 44). • Save the system settings for up to 15 DVDs with the Condition Memory function (page 45). • View playing time and other disc information (page 46). • Change the background color (page 48). • Reset the system (page 48). Note DVDs differ in content and do not all contain the same information. Therefore some functions in this section may not work or have no effect on some DVDs. Adjusting the Dynamic Range of the Audio Soundtrack– DVD Audio DRC stands for Audio Dynamic Range Compression. When Audio DRC is on, soft sounds such as dialog can be heard more clearly without making loud sounds even louder. Select from three levels of compression depending on how much effect you want. When Audio DRC is set to “Off”, there is no effect on the audio source. Make changes to the [Audio DRC] setting in the Setup screen Audio 2 menu. Settings: Large (maximum compression of audio source) Medium (moderate compression of audio source) Small (very little compression of audio source) Off* *Factory setting Note Audio DRC is not effective with DTS audio sources. Selecting Picture Quality Appropriate for Program Content Expert – DVD/Video CD This lets you select the ideal picture quality for watching movies, animation and other video media. Make changes to the [Picture Quality] setting in the Setup screen Video menu in the “Expert” menu mode (page 20). Settings: Cinema Provides a sharp, clear black picture for images with high contrast. Animation Provides images with bright clear colors. Standard* Presents the video with no effect added. * Factory setting Audio DRC Audio2 General Language Video 1 Move Exit Large Medium Small Off SETUP TV Screen – 16:9(Wide) Picture Quality Still Picture - On Screen Display - OSD Position – Normal Angle Indicator – On Audio1 General Language Video 2 Move Exit Standard Cinema Animation SETUP SETTING THE LANGUAGE SETTINGS / ADVANCED FUNCTIONS
34 Still Frame/Slow Play/Frame Advance Playback– DVD/Video CD The video images on DVD and Video CD can be viewed as a still frame, played back at slow speeds and even advanced frame by frame. 5 5 5 5 4 ¢ 1 8 7 e E ¡ 3 PLAY 3 2 1 Viewing a still frame Press PAUSE 8. When viewing a DVD, if the paused picture shakes, select the “Field” setting in the Setup screen Video menu [Still Picture] setting as described in the section below. To return to normal playback When viewing a still frame playback, pressing PAUSE 8 or PLAY 3 restores normal playback operation. Selecting the type of paused image to display Expert This function lets you view a clear still-image when DVD playback is paused. Make changes in the [Still Picture] setting in the Setup screen Video menu in the “Expert” menu mode (page 20). Settings: Field (Picture shake will be eliminated during a paused picture.) Frame (Select to obtain higher picture quality.) Auto* (Selects field or frame automatically according to the disc.) * Factory setting Viewing slow playback Press and hold STEP E during playback. • Slow playback is engaged. • During slow playback, the speed of playback can be adjusted from 1/2 normal playback speed to 1/16 normal playback speed in four steps using STEP e and E. 1/16 – 1/8 – 1/4 – 1/2 Press and hold STEP e during DVD playback. • Slow playback in the reverse direction is engaged. • In the reverse direction, the playback speed cannot be adjusted. To return to normal playback When viewing still frames or slow playback, pressing PLAY 3 restores normal playback operation. Frame by frame advance playback: Viewing one frame at a time 1 Press PAUSE 8. 2 Press STEP e or E. STEP E: The picture advances one frame each time the button is pressed. STEP e: The picture backs up a DVD a few frames each time the button is pressed. To return to normal playback When viewing frame by frame playback, pressing PLAY 3 restores normal playback operation. Notes • There is no sound when viewing still frames or slow playback, or when advancing one frame at a time. • Still frame, slow play, or frame advance playback may not be possible with certain titles. In this case, the mark is displayed. OSD Position - Normal Angle Indicator – On TV Screen – Picture Quality - Still Picture On Screen Display - Audio1 General Language Video 2 Move Exit Standard 16:9(Wide) Field Frame Auto SETUP
35 Searching for a Title, Chapter, Track, or Location on a Disc – DVD/Video CD/CD This player offers different ways of accessing the information on a DVD, Video CD, or CD. Using SEARCH MODE, you can search for titles or chapters on a DVD, tracks on a Video CD or CD, and even select the point in time to start playback. 5 5 5 5 4 ¢ 1 8 7 e E ¡ 3 1 3 2 Notes • For some discs, selection can be made using the top menu on the DVD. In this case, press TOP MENU to display the menu screen and then make your selection. • With some DVDs, the search operation may not be possible and may stop shortly after being performed. In this case, the mark is displayed. • Time search is not possible with CDs. • When performing DVD time search, playback may start from a slightly different time than that specified. • Time search is not possible during when the disc is stopped. • Search using time search is not possible during PBC playback of Video CDs. To perform a direct title or chapter/track search using the number buttons • Press the number buttons while the disc is stopped to select a title number. • Press the number buttons while the disc is playing to select a chapter or track. Note Direct search cannot be performed for title, chapter, or track numbers 20 or higher. To search for titles, chapters, or tracks with numbers 20 or higher, use the title or chapter/track search procedures using SEARCH MODE as described on this page. 1 Press SEARCH MODE repeatedly to select the type of search. The type of search changes which each press as follows. 2 Press the number button(s) of the desired title, chapter or track or of the specific time where you would like to begin playback. • To select number 3, press 3. • To select number 10, press 1 and 0 • To select number 87, press 8 and 7. When performing a time search: • To select 21 minutes, 43 seconds, press 2, 1, 4, and 3. • To select 1 hour, 14 minutes, press 7, 4, 0, and 0. 3 Press Play 3. Playback of the selected title, chapter or track starts. When a time search is performed, playback begins at the appointed time. ADVANCED FUNCTIONS 3 Title 3 Chapter/Track Off 2 Time 2
36 Viewing from a Desired Camera Angle (Multi-Angle) – DVD You can select a camera angle when viewing DVDs with the multi-angle option. Press ANGLE during playback. The camera angle changes each time you press the button. Notes • You can use the Multi-Angle function only with discs featuring recordings of images shot from different camera angles. • During Multi-Angle playback, the ANGLE indicator in the display lights. • For some discs, selection can be made using the DVD menu. In this case, press MENU to display the DVD menu screen and then make your selection. To check whether or not a disc is recorded with angles: The jacket of discs that are recorded with angles will be marked with . When locations on discs that are recorded with angles are played back, the indicator can be displayed. To cancel the angle mark, set [Angle Indicator] to “Off” in the Setup screen Video menu described in the section below. Turning the angle indicator on and off Expert When a picture recorded in different angles is played back is displayed on the screen. This setting lets you see clearly whether the playback picture is recorded in multiple angles or not. Turn the angle indicator on or off in the [Angle Indicator] setting in the Setup screen Video menu in the “Expert” menu mode (page 20). Settings: On* ( is displayed) Off (Not Displayed) * Factory setting Note Even when the [Angle Indicator] setting is set to “Off”, the ANGLE indicator in the display panel of the player lights during multi-angle playback. Therefore, it is possible to know when the multi-angle function can be used without having to display the icon on the screen. Off TV Screen – Picture Quality – Still Picture – On Screen Display – On OSD Position – Normal Angle Indicator Audio1 General Language Video 2 Move Exit Standard 16:9(Wide) Field On SETUP 5 5 5 5 4 ¢ 1 8 7 e E ¡ 3 ANGLE ANGLE @ @: 2/4 ANGLE @ @: 3/4 ANGLE @ @: 1/4 ANGLE @ @: 4/4 \ « » |
37 Repeat Play– DVD/Video CD/CD You can repeat an entire title, chapter or track, or just a part. Repeat play of a chapter/track Press REPEAT once during playback of the chapter or track you want to repeat. Repeat play of a title Press REPEAT twice during playback of the title you want to repeat. • With DVDs, the title continues playing until the end, and then playback starts once more from the beginning of that title. • With CDs and Video CDs, a disc is considered a single title, so the entire disc is repeated. To repeat a program Press REPEAT once during program playback to repeat the program. To cancel repeat play Press CLEAR. Playback continues, but the repeat function is canceled. 5 5 5 5 4 ¢ 1 8 7 e E ¡ 3 REPEAT A–B Repeat play of a specified section Press A–B at the beginning and end of the section you want to repeat. • When A–B is pressed a second time, the disc returns to the location where A–B was pressed first and plays the selected section repeatedly. • You can only perform A–B repeat within the same title, chapter, or track. To cancel A–B repeat play Press CLEAR. Playback continues, but the repeat function is canceled. Return to a specified location on a disc 1 Press A–B at the desired location. 2 When you want to return to the specified location, press PLAY 3. To clear the specified location Press CLEAR to cancel repeat play or to clear the specified location that was set using A–B. Notes • With some DVD discs, there may be times when repeat playback is not possible. In these cases, the mark will appear on the screen. • With Video CDs, repeat play is not possible when the menu is displayed (PBC playback). To perform repeat play, start playback without displaying a menu by pressing the track number to be repeated when the disc is stopped, and then press REPEAT. ADVANCED FUNCTIONS
38 Random Play– DVD/Video CD/CD Play titles, chapters, or tracks on a disc in random order. Random playback of chapters within one title – DVD Press RANDOM once, then press ENTER. “Random Chapter” appears on the screen, and chapters within the title will be played back in random order. Random playback of titles Press RANDOM twice, then press ENTER. “Random Title” appears on the screen, and titles will be played back in random order. Random playback of tracks –Video CD/CD Press RANDOM. “Random” appears on the screen, and random playback begins. 5 5 5 5 4 ¢ 1 8 7 e E ¡ 3 RANDOM To change titles, chapters, or tracks during random play • Press NEXT ¢ and the next randomly selected track starts playing. • Press PREVIOUS 4 and playback of the current track starts again from the beginning. To stop random play Press CLEAR. This returns you to normal playback of chapters/tracks in order from the chapter/track currently playing. Notes • With Video CDs, random play is not possible during playback when the menu is displayed (PBC playback). To perform random play, start playback without displaying a menu by pressing a track number button while in the stop mode, and then press RANDOM. • Random play of programmed chapters/tracks is not possible. • In the case of DVDs, random playback may not be possible with some discs. • Repeat playback of random playback is not possible. In these cases, the mark will appear on the screen.
39 Playback in a Desired Order (Program Play)– DVD/Video CD/CD The titles and chapters within a title on a DVD and similarly the tracks on a Video CD or CD can be arranged to play in the order you want. Programming DVDs A program with a maximum of 24 steps can be memorized. 1 Press PROGRAM. The Program screen appears. 2 Use the cursor buttons (2/3) to select either Chapter or Title program. 3 Once the program type is selected. Use the cursor button (∞) to enter the program window. When “Program Chapter” is selected, you must also select what title the chapters to be programmed are in. Use the cursor button (5) to highlight “Title” and then use the number buttons to enter the title number to be used. 4 In the program window, use the number buttons to enter the numbers of the titles or chapters in the order you want to program them in. • To program DVD titles/chapters 9, 7, and 18 in order, press 9, 7, +10 and 8. 5 Press ENTER. • Playback starts in the set order. • Press PROGRAM to return to the previous display. The program will not begin until PLAY 3 is pressed. To program a pause in a program Press PAUSE 8 instead of a number button. “8” appears on the screen and the pause can be programmed. A pause cannot be programmed as the first or last position in a program, and two or more pauses cannot be programmed in succession. To delete a number: Use the cursor buttons (5/∞/2/3) to highlight the incorrect number and then press CLEAR. The number is deleted. If the number was before another number, the later numbers are reordered automatically. To insert a number: Use the cursor buttons (5/∞/2/3) to highlight the number to be placed after the new number and then press the number button(s) of the number to be inserted. The new number is inserted before the previously selected number. To stop program play Press STOP 7. Notes • When programming chapters, chapters not programmed may appear on the screen. This is not a malfunction. • Programming may not be possible with certain DVD discs. On these types of discs, the mark will appear on the screen when programming is attempted. • Only chapters within the same title can be programmed during chapter programming. 5 5 5 5 4 ¢ 1 8 7 e E ¡ 3 1 5 2,3 4 ADVANCED FUNCTIONS Program Chapter Program Title Current: Title 2(/20) Program Memory – Off PROGRAM Exit ENTER Play Move –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– Program Chapter Program Title Current: Title Title 7 Chapter 1 1 (Chapter 1~ 18) Program Memory – Off PROGRAM Exit ENTER Play Move –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– Program Chapter Program Title Current: Title 2(/20) Program Memory – Off PROGRAM Exit ENTER Play Move –– 09 –– –– –– –– 07 18 –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– Program Chapter Program Title Current: Title Title 7 Chapter 1 1 (Chapter 1~ 18) Program Memory – Off PROGRAM Exit ENTER Play Move 09 –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– 07 18 –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– ––
40 5 5 5 5 4 ¢ 1 8 7 e E ¡ 3 1 3 2 Programming Video CDs, CDs A program with a maximum of 24 steps can be memorized. 1 Press PROGRAM. The program screen appears. When a Video CD or CD is loaded, the cursor appears in the program window. 2 Use the number buttons to enter the numbers of the tracks in the order you want to program them in. • To program tracks 9, 7, and 18 in order, press 9, 7, +10 and 8. • To edit the program, refer to the procedures on this page. 3 Press ENTER. • Playback starts in the specified track order. • To stop the program play, press STOP 7. Notes • To program a pause, or to add or delete a number, refer to the procedures for programming DVDs on page 39. • You cannot program when playing a Video CD using menu selections (during PBC). Program Track Current: Track Total Time 0.00 1(/10) PROGRAM Exit ENTER Play Move –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– Additional programming options – DVD/Video CD/CD After you have made a program, it is then possible to confirm, add, or clear the contents of the program. To confirm the contents of a program: On a CD or Video CD track program, press PROGRAM to confirm. The program screen displays the current program. On a DVD, select the program type (title or chapter) with the cursor buttons (2/3). The current DVD title or chapter program can then be confirmed on the appropriate program screen. To add to a program: 1 Press PROGRAM. 2 Press a number button to add a new title, chapter, or track at the end of the program. 3 Press PROGRAM to exit the program screen. To delete a program: 1 Press PROGRAM. 2 Select the program with the cursor buttons (2/3), then press CLEAR. 3 Press PROGRAM to exit the program screen. Notes • The complete program will be deleted even if the disc tray is open. • Pressing CLEAR when the disc is stopped will clear all programs.
41 ADVANCED FUNCTIONS To make a program of your favorite parts of a disc as it plays – DVD/Video CD/CD With this player, it is possible to make a program as you watch a DVD or Video CD or while listening to a CD. Press and hold PROGRAM for at least 2 seconds at any point during playback of a title, chapter, or track you want to program, and it will be made into or added to a program without displaying a Program screen. When a title, chapter, or track is successfully added to the program, it is shown momentarily in the display as well as its position in the program. To confirm the contents of a program: Press PROGRAM. Notes • When using this function to program DVDs, the program being created corresponds to the Program screen (chapter or title) that appears when PROGRAM is pressed. Be sure to check that the appropriate program type is selected. • You cannot make a program containing chapters in different titles. To save a program in memory – DVD This player can memorize the programs on up to 24 DVDs. By turning the Program Memory to “On”, the player will save your program and recall it the next time you use the same DVD. When the program memory exceeds 24, programs will be erased in chronological order from the oldest program in memory. 1 Use the cursor button (∞) to highlight [Program Memory] and use the cursor button (3) to select “On”. 2 Press ENTER. The program is saved in memory. Note When a DVD with a program stored in memory is loaded, program playback may start automatically. Program Chapter Program Title Current: Title Title 1 (Chapter 1 ~ 49) Program Memory PROGRAM Exit Move 09 –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– 07 18 –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– On Off 7 Chapter 1 Chapter 07 3 Program 03 To erase a program saved in memory – DVD The player erases programs in chronological order when the maximum number of programs that can be held in memory is exceeded. To prevent the player from erasing older programs that you may still use regularly, or when you don’t want to use a program anymore, it is possible to manually erase programs stored in memory. 1 Load a DVD that has a program stored in memory. 2 Press PROGRAM. The program screen appears. 3 Use the cursor button (∞) to highlight [Program Memory] and use the cursor buttons (3/∞) to select “Off”. 4 Press ENTER. The program is cleared from memory.
42 Setting the Parental Lock Level This player lets you set the Parental Lock if the DVD has a parental lock level recorded on it. With Parental Lock capable discs, you can block access to material you feel is inappropriate for your children. Refer to the DVD disc jacket and the accompanying documentation to see if a particular disc contains a parental lock level. Make changes to the [Parental Lock] setting in the Setup screen General menu. Please note that changes to the Parental Lock level can only be made when the player is stopped. Settings: Level Change (For information, refer to “Setting the Parental Lock level” on the following page.) Password Change (For information, refer to “Changing the Password” on the following page.) When a DVD with a set Parental Lock level is loaded Playback cannot be started until the code number has been correctly input by using the cursor buttons (2/3/5/∞) or the number buttons, and ENTER has been pressed. Parental Lock Setup Menu Mode – Basic Audio1 General Language Video 2 Move Exit Level Change Password Change SETUP +/– Parental Lock: Register Code Number Audio1 General Language Video 2 Move Exit – – – – Return SETUP RETURN Parental Lock: Register Code Number Audio1 General Language Video 2 Move Exit 1 0 1 9 Return +/– SETUP ENTER RETURN Entering the password When you select either “Level Change” or “Password Change”, it is necessary to enter the password (4-digit code number). Use the following steps at any time you are asked to enter or confirm your password. 1 Use the cursor buttons (5/∞) or the number buttons to select a number between 0 and 9. You can also use the number buttons to enter the numbers directly. When entering your password for the first time, or changing it, you will be asked to reenter your password. When using the number buttons to confirm the password, the numbers appear as asterisks, and the cursor advances automatically to the next position. 2 Use the cursor buttons (2/3) to move the cursor to a different position in the password. When all four numbers of the passoword have been entered, ENTER appears on the screen. 3 Press ENTER to set the new password. The password is entered. Note Be sure not to forget your password. If you should forget it, reset the system, and enter a new password. To reset the system, see ‘Resetting the Player to System Settings’ (page 48). Please note that this procedure resets the system, and clears all saved settings, not just the password.
43 ADVANCED FUNCTIONS Changing the password Change your password whenever you feel it is necessary. However, if you forget your existing password, you cannot enter this screen to change it. 1 Select “Password Change” in the [Parental Lock] setting. The screen changes to the password input screen. To enter the password, refer to “Entering the password” on the previous page. If you have not yet set a password, you cannot select this setting. Establish a password by selecting “Level Change” first. 2 Use the cursor buttons (2/3/5/∞) or the number buttons to enter the new password. 3 When the new password has been entered, press ENTER. The new password is set and the screen returns to the General menu screen. To go back to the General menu screen without making any changes, press RETURN . Parental Lock Audio1 General Language Video 2 Move Exit Select Level Change Password Change SETUP ENTER Setup Menu Mode – Basic Parental Lock: Level Change Audio1 General Language Video 2 Move Exit Select 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 5 Return Level SETUP ENTER RETURN Setting the Parental Lock level Change the Parental Lock level to a higher or lower level according to the settings printed on the DVD disc jacket or accompanying documentation. If you use the Condition Memory function to save the settings for a particular disc, the Parental Lock level is saved as well. Because it is saved in memory, Parental Lock levels can be set for individual discs according to their content rather than a set level for all DVDs. 1 Select “Level Change” in the [Parental Lock] setting. The screen changes to the password input screen. If you have not yet set a password, you will be asked to do so at this time. To enter the password, refer to “Entering the password” on this page. 2 Use the cursor buttons (2/3) to adjust the Parental Lock level. The lock icons appear “unlocked” up to the selected level to indicate that access is available. 3 Press ENTER to set the new level. The new Parental Lock level is set and the screen returns to the General menu screen. To go back to the General menu screen without making any changes, press RETURN .
44 Resuming playback from where LAST MEMORY was pressed 1 Load a disc that has a Last Memory point memorized. Some DVDs will start playback automatically when loaded. In this case, press STOP 7 to stop playback. 2 Press LAST MEMORY while in the stop mode. The disc begins playback at the memorized point. • Last Memory mode may not function for some DVDs. • If you register more than five DVDs, details of the latest disc are memorized, while details of the least recent disc (the disc you registered first) is erased. • Even with a disc you have memorized with Last Memory, playback begins at the start of the disc if you press PLAY 3. • This function is for playback of DVDs only. You cannot use it with Video CDs or CDs. To clear the Last Memory location Call up the Last Memory location by pressing LAST MEMORY. Then press CLEAR while “Last Memory” is still being displayed on the screen. The LAST MEMO indicator disappears from the display. 5 5 5 5 4 ¢ 1 8 7 e E ¡ 3 2 Continuing Playback from a Specified Location (Last Memory)– DVD/Video CD The Last Memory function is convenient when you want to continue viewing a disc from the point where you were watching before. Unlike the resume function, the Last Memory function is effective even if the DVD is removed from the player (Last Memory locations saved for Video CDs are effective only if the disc remains loaded in the player). Memorizing a Last Memory location to return to later 1 Press LAST MEMORY during play. The LAST MEMO indicator lights on the player. 2 Press to turn the power to standby, or stop playback with STOP 7. Once memorized, the memorized point will be recalled even if the power is turned off, or if the disc is ejected. Points on up to 5 discs can be memorized, and those points are recalled the next time any of the discs are played back. • A Last Memory point can be memorized for only one Video CD at a time as the function is only effective until the Video CD is removed from the player. 5 5 5 5 4 ¢ 1 8 7 e E ¡ 3 2 1
45 ADVANCED FUNCTIONS When a disc that has memorized settings is loaded “Condition Memory” will appear on the screen, and the previously memorized settings will be selected. Erasing the recorded contents Load a disc that has memorized settings, and press CLEAR while “Condition Memory” is being displayed. The disc’s recorded data will be erased. Notes • Settings are stored in memory for use any time. • You can store settings for up to 15 DVDs in memory. If you memorize settings for more than 15 DVDs, previously memorized settings are erased in chronological order from the least recently memorized. Subsequently, if you load a disc with erased settings, the settings of the most recently played disc are used. • If you make changes to any of the settings memorized in Condition Memory, press CONDITION MEMORY during playback to memorize new settings. • Switching of the multi-language mode etc., is automatic on some discs. Memorizing Settings for Often Viewed DVDs (Condition Memory)– DVD You can store in memory settings for DVDs you often watch. Settings remain in memory even if you remove the disc from the player, or switch power to the player to standby. If you load a disc that has its settings memorized, “COND_MEMO” appears in the display. When you start playing the disc, the memorized settings are automatically recalled. Press CONDITION MEMORY during playback. Settings are memorized for the disc currently playing. The following seven settings are memorized: TV Screen (page 22) OSD Position (page 23) Multi-Language subtitles (page 28) Multi-language (page 29) Picture Quality (page 33) Multi-Angle (page 36) Parental Lock Level (page 42) 5 5 5 5 4 ¢ 1 8 7 e E ¡ 3 CONDITION MEMORY
46 The display changes for each type of disc as follows each time the button is pressed. DVD TITLE information: Top Row: title and chapter number, elapsed time of current title Bottom Row: remaining time in title, total time of title CHAPTER information: Top Row: title and chapter number, elapsed time of current title Bottom Row: remaining time in current chapter, total time of chapter Data transmission rate information: Top Row: title and chapter number, total elapsed time of DVD Bottom Row: bitstream transmission rate level CHAPTER information: Top Row: title and chapter number, elapsed time of current title Bottom Row: time in current chapter, total time of chapter Display off Play Title 2–1 0.24 0.29 –0.05/ Play Chapter 1–1 1.19 2.18 1.19/ Play Tr. Rate : 1–1 1.32 8.9 « « « Play Chapter 1–1 1.19 2.18 –0.59/ « Viewing Disc Information Use DISPLAY to get current information about the disc currently loaded. You can get information about the titles and chapters on a DVD or tracks on a Video CD or CD. When viewing DVDs, you can also check the digital bitstream transmission rate. Press DISPLAY during while a disc is playing. Press DISPLAY repeatedly to change the information being displayed. The disc information is displayed superimposed over the video image on the screen. Note Depending on the format and type of disc being used, not all screens may be displayed. 5 5 5 5 4 ¢ 1 8 7 e E ¡ 3 DISPLAY
47 Press DISPLAY during while a disc is stopped to display DVD title and chapter information or Video CD and CD track information. Press DISPLAY again to turn the display off. Information about the titles and chapters or tracks on a disc is displayed. When the information exceeds the space on the screen, use the cursor buttons (2/3) to move to other screens. Information: DVD Title Chapter Title Chapter DISPLAY Exit 01 02 03 04 06 07 08 09 05 1~ 1 1~ 1 1~ 1 1~ 1 1~ 1 1~ 1 1~ 1 1~ 4 1~ 1 1/1 Information: Compact Disc Total Time Track Time DISPLAY Exit 6.30 3.32 2.58 01 02 1/1 CD and Video CD DVD DVD information When a DVD is loaded, each title and the number of chapters within each title is displayed. CD and Video CD information When a CD or Video CD is loaded, the total time of the disc and the time of each track on the disc is displayed. ADVANCED FUNCTIONS CD Display off Track Information: Top Row: current track number, track time Bottom Row: remaining time of current track, and total time of track Disc information: Top Row: current track number, total number of tracks on CD, total elapsed time of CD Bottom Row: remaining time of CD, total time of CD Play Track 1 0.03 3.32 –3.29/ Play All 1/2 0.15 6.32 –6.15/ « « « Video CD (with PBC disabled) Play All 5/10 20.19 22.57 –2.38/ Play Track 5 20.19 4.40 2.38/ Play Track 5 20.19 4.40 –2.02/ « Display off « Disc information: Top Row: current track number, total number of tracks, total elapsed time of Video CD Bottom Row: remaining time of Video CD, total time of Video CD Track information: Top Row: current track number, total elapsed time of Video CD Bottom Row: track time, total time of track Track information: Top Row: current track number, total elapsed time of Video CD Bottom Row: remaining time of track, total time of track
48 Changing the Background Color of the Screen Expert You can select a blue or black background to appear when the player is in the stop mode. Make changes to the [Background Color] setting in the Setup screen General menu in the “Expert” menu mode (page 20). Settings: Black Blue* *Factory setting Resetting the Player to System Settings To reset the player, press and hold 7 (stop) on the front panel when pressing STANDBY/ON to turn the unit from standby to on . All program memory, saved settings from functions such as Last Memory and Condition Memory are cleared, and all Setup screen menus are returned to factory settings. Parental Lock – Level 8 Background Color Blue Audio1 General Language Video 2 Move Exit Blue Black SETUP Setup Menu Mode – Expert
49 Additional Information NEVER PLAY CRACKED OR WARPED DISCS The disc revolves in the player at high speed when it is played. Never play a cracked, scratched or warped disc. This may damage the player or cause it to malfunction. NEVER USE DISCS WITH SPECIAL SHAPES CD’s with special shapes (heart-shaped CDs, octagonal CDs, etc.) cannot be played on this set. Attempting to do so may damage the set. Do not use such CDs. AFTER USING DISCS, STORE THEM UPRIGHT After playing a disc, always remove it from the player and return it to its jacket. Then store it standing upright away from heat and humidity. • Store discs carefully. If you store discs at an angle, or stacked on top of each other, discs may become warped even when in their jackets. • Do not leave discs in locations such as the seat of a car, which may become excessively hot. CAUTION WHEN USING THE DISC All rights reserved. Unauthorized public performance, broadcasting or copying is a violation of applicable laws. Notes on using optical cables • Do not route cords around sharp angles. When storing, wind the cords so that they have a diameter of at least 15 cm (6 in.). • When connecting, push all the way into the terminal. • Do not use cords with a length of over 3 m. • If moisture or dust has collected on the plug, wipe it with a soft cloth before connecting. Disc Care HOW TO HOLD DISCS When loading or removing discs, try not to touch their playing surfaces. CLEANING Fingerprints or other dirt on the disc may affect sound and picture quality. To clean your discs, use a soft clean cloth to wipe them. If necessary, moisten a soft cloth with diluted neutral detergent to remove heavy dirt or fingerprints. Discs must not be cleaned with record cleaning sprays, or static prevention sprays, etc. Also do not use volatile liquids such as benzine, or thinner, etc. LENS CLEANER The player's pickup lens should not become dirty in normal use, but if for some reason it should malfunction due to soiling, contact your nearest PIONEER authorized service center. Lens cleaners are commercially available, but special care should be exercised in their use since some may cause damage to the lens. Gently wipe from the inside toward the outer edge. Do not wipe in a circular direction (Concentric scratches in the disc groove tend to cause noise.) 15 cm (6 in.) dia. or more ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
50 For Proper and Long Use of This Unit DO NOT MOVE THE UNIT DURING PLAYBACK During playback, the disc rotates at high speed. Do NOT lift or move the unit during playback. Doing so may damage the disc. WHEN MOVING THE UNIT When changing places of installation or packing the unit for moving, be sure to remove the disc and return the disc table to its original position in the player. Then, press STANDBY/ON and switch the power to standby. Check that the “–OFF–” indication on the display goes off, then disconnect the power cord. Moving this unit with the disc loaded may result in damage to this unit. INSTALLATION • Select a stable place to the side of a TV set or stereo system to be connected to the unit. • When using the unit with a stereo system, install the speakers a little bit away from the TV. • Do NOT install the unit on top of a TV or color monitor. Install the unit away from equipment that may be affected by magnetism, such as a cassette deck. • Do NOT place objects on top of the unit. AVOID INSTALLING IN A PLACE THAT IS: • Exposed to direct sunlight • Exposed to humidity or where ventilation is poor • Extremely hot or cold • Exposed to vibration • Exposed to dust • Exposed to oily smoke, steam or heat (for example, a kitchen) DO NOT BLOCK VENTS Do NOT use the player on top of a long-fibered carpet, bed or sofa, and do not cover it with a cloth, etc. This will prevent heat radiation and could result in damage. AVOID HEAT Do NOT place the unit on equipment which generates heat, such as an amplifier. When installing the unit in a rack, place it on the lowest shelf possible (however, not where it is exposed to dust) and separated from the amplifier to avoid the heat generated by the amplifier or other audio equipment. CAUTION: WHEN PLACING THE UNIT IN A STEREO RACK WITH GLASS DOORS Be sure there is ample space between the unit and the glass doors when opening the disc table using the remote control. If the disc table opens against strong resistance, such as a closed glass door, damage to the unit may result. CONDENSATION Moisture may form in the operating section of the player if the player is brought from cool surroundings into a warm room or if the temperature of the room rises suddenly. When this happens, the player’s performance will be impaired. To prevent this, let the player stand in its new surroundings for about an hour before switching it on, or make sure that the room temperature rises gradually. Condensation may also form during the summer if the player is exposed to the breeze from an air conditioner. In such cases, change the location of the player. SWITCH POWER TO STANDBY WHEN NOT USING THE UNIT Depending on the strength of the TV or radio broadcast signal, having the TV or radio on while power to the unit is on may result in stripes on the TV screen or noise. However, this is not a malfunction of this unit or the TV or radio. In such a case, switch the power of the unit to standby. POWER-CORD CAUTION Handle the power cord by the plug. Do not pull out the plug by tugging the cord and never touch the power cord when your hands are wet as this could cause a short circuit or electric shock. Do not place the unit, a piece of furniture, etc., on the power cord, or pinch the cord. Never make a knot in the cord or tie it with other cords. The power cords should be routed in such a way that they are not likely to be stepped on. A damaged power cord can cause a fire or give you an electrical shock. Check the power cord once in a while. When you find it damaged, ask your nearest PIONEER authorized service center or your dealer for a replacement.
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