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Panasonic SC-HT900 Operating Instructions Manual

Dvd home theater system sc-ht900 operating manual.

 
TUNING
POWER
Í/I
DIGITAL IN
C.S.M
PROGRESSIVE
SELECTOR
V.R.S
M.R.S
DISC
PHONES
The illustration shows SC-HT900.
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product,
please read these instructions completely.
Please keep this manual for future reference.
Region number supported by this player
Region numbers are allocated to DVD players and software
according to where they are sold.
[For\U.S.A.,\Canada,\and\units\with\PX\printed\on\the\outer\packaging]
≥The region number of this player is "1".
≥The player will play DVD-Video
marked with labels containing
"1" or "ALL".
[For\Latin\America]
≥The region number of this player is "4".
≥The player will play DVD-Video
marked with labels containing
"4" or "ALL".
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GCP
PC PX
AV SYSTEM
TV
VCR
DIGITAL
TV/VIDEO
AUX
TUNER/BAND DVD/CD
DISC
1
2
3
PAGE
DISC 1
DISC 2
DISC 3
GROUP
4
5
6
DISC 4
DISC 5
SEQUENTIAL
7
8
9
REPEAT
FL DISPLAY
S10/ENTER
PLAY MODE
CANCEL
0
SKIP
SLOW/SEARCH
CH
TOP MENU
MENU
DIRECT
PLAY LIST
NAVIGATOR
ENTER
DISPLAY
RETURN
TV VOL s
TV VOL r
VOLUME
SUBWOOFER
S.POSITION
C.FOCUS
MIX 2CH
LEVEL
SFC
S.SRND
PL
SLEEP
AV AFFECT
ZOOM
SETUP
C.S.M
P.MEMORY
AUDIO
MUTING
TEST
DR COMP
DELAY TIME
SHIFT
CH SELECT
QUICK REPLAY
SUBTITLE
DVD Home Theater Sound System
VOLUME
OPEN/CLOSE
DOWN
UP
TUNE MODE
FM MODE
MEMORY
DISC EXCHANGE
DISC SKIP
1
2
3
4
5
Example:
1
1
2
ALL
Example:
1
4
2
ALL
SC-HT700/SC-HT690
AUDIO / VIDEO
[For\U.S.A.]
4
[For\U.S.A.\only]
The warranty can be found on page 43.
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Operating Instructions
SC-HT900
Model No.
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As an
NERGY
TAR
Partner, Panasonic
has determined that this product meets the
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S
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NERGY
TAR
guidelines for energy
efficiency.
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Summary of Contents

  • Page 1

    DISC SKIP V.R.S M.R.S DISC PHONES The illustration shows SC-HT900. Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read these instructions completely. Please keep this manual for future reference. Region number supported by this player Region numbers are allocated to DVD players and software according to where they are sold.

  • Page 2: Class

    Dear customer Thank you for purchasing this product. For optimum performance and safety, please read these instructions carefully. [HT900] : indicates features applicable to SC-HT900 only. [HT700] : SC-HT700 only. [HT690] : SC-HT690 only. System Main unit Front speakers Center speaker...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Use numbers indicated in parentheses when asking for replacement parts. (Only for U.S.A.) To order accessories contact 1-800-332-5368 or web site (http:// www.panasonic.com). (For other areas) To order accessories, call the dealer from whom you have made your purchase. ∏ 1 Remote control ∏...

  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Read these operating instructions carefully before using the unit. Follow the safety instructions on the unit and the applicable safety instructions listed below. Keep these operating instructions handy for future reference. Read these instructions. Keep these instructions. Heed all warnings.

  • Page 5: Disc Information

    IEC62107) another begins, may not play smoothly. [CD] ∫ DVD-R discs Including CD text Panasonic DVD-R recorded and finalized on a Panasonic DVD video recorder are played as DVD-Video on this unit. [WMA] [MP3] ∫ CD-R and CD-RW discs [JPEG]...

  • Page 6: And Surround Speakers

    Simple setup [HT900] STEP Assembly and connection of front and surround speakers 4 Speaker units 4 Stands 4 Bases Speaker cables ≥2k4-m (13-foot) cables ≥2k10-m (33-foot) cables 8 Silver screws ≥You can attach the speakers directly to their bases (if you want to put them on shelves, for example). [Note] ≥Never short-circuit positive (i) and negative (j) speaker wires.

  • Page 7: Locating

    Locating FRONT FRONT SURROUND SURROUND Setup example Main unit ≥The front and surround speakers are the same. Use those you have connected the short cords to as front speakers and those you have connected the long cords to as surround speakers. ≥Place the front, center, and surround speakers at approximately the same distance from the seating position.

  • Page 8: Subwoofer, The Subwoofer

    [HT900] STEP Connecting speakers with the subwoofer Attach the speaker-cable stickers to make connection easier. SUBWOOFER 4-m (13-foot) cable Sheet of speaker-cable stickers ∫ Preventing the speakers from falling over Screw 4 Black screws Clip 4 Clips [Note] Consult a qualified building contractor when attaching the speakers to wall.

  • Page 9

    (Video will not be displayed correctly if connected to an incompatible television.) ≥Press [PROGRESSIVE] on the main unit so “PROG.” appears on the display (➡ page 14). ≥All televisions manufactured by Panasonic and that have 480P input connectors are compatible. Consult the manufacturer if you have another brand of television.

  • Page 10: Ac Power Supply Cord

    STEP Connecting the subwoofer, antennas, and AC power supply cord AM loop System cable antenna Connect the AC power supply cord after all other connections are complete. FM indoor antenna Adhesive tape Fix the other end of the antenna where reception is best. Click! OPTICAL AUDIO...

  • Page 11: Other Speaker Setup Options

    Other speaker setup options Attaching to a wall [HT900] [HT700] [HT690] (Center speaker only) [Note] The wall or pillar on which the speakers are to be attached should be capable of supporting 10 kg (22 Ib.) per screw. Remove the stand. ([HT900] only) BEFORE REMOVING THE STAND ≥Take the speaker cable out of the stand’s hole if it is threaded...

  • Page 12

    STEP QUICK SETUP AV SYSTEM DIGITAL TV/VIDEO DISC DISC 1 PAGE GROUP DISC 4 SEQUENTIAL REPEAT FL DISPLAY PLAY MODE CANCEL SKIP TOP MENU DIRECT NAVIGATOR 4–7 ENTER DISPLAY TV VOL s VOLUME SUBWOOFER S.POSITION LEVEL SLEEP AV EFFECT C.S.M P.MEMORY TEST 3, 7...

  • Page 13: Control Reference Guide

    C AV system standby/on button [Í, AV SYSTEM] ..32 D Source select buttons Face towards this unit to change the source. Press [TV] or [VCR] first to operate a Panasonic television or video cassette recorder (➡ pages 32, 33). [HT900] AUX, DIGITAL input button [AUX, DIGITAL]...

  • Page 14: Discs—basic Play

    Discs—Basic play TUNING PROGRESSIVE SELECTOR V.R.S M.R.S PROGRESSIVE Disc indicators AV SYSTEM Í DIGITAL TV/VIDEO TUNER/BAND DVD/CD DISC DISC DISC 1 DISC 2 PAGE GROUP DISC 4 DISC 5 SEQUENTIAL SEQUENTIAL REPEAT FL DISPLAY PLAY MODE CANCEL SKIP SLOW/SEARCH ∫ TOP MENU TOP MENU DIRECT...

  • Page 15: Replaying A Scene—quick Replay

    Sequential play [VCD] [CD] [WMA] [MP3] The unit usually plays the disc in the play position and then stops. Turn sequential play on to play all loaded discs, except for DVDs and JPEG discs. While stopped Press [SEQUENTIAL]. Each time you press the button: SEQ on()SEQ off [Note\ ≥HighMAT menus and video CD playback control are disabled.

  • Page 16: Starting Play From A Selected Item, Selecting Still Pictures—page Skip

    Discs—Basic play AV SYSTEM DIGITAL TV/VIDEO TUNER/BAND DVD/CD DISC PAGE DISC 1 DISC 2 GROUP PAGE DISC 4 DISC 5 SEQUENTIAL REPEAT FL DISPLAY PLAY MODE CANCEL SKIP SKIP SLOW/SEARCH TOP MENU DIRECT NAVIGATOR 342 1 ENTER ENTER DISPLAY TV VOL s VOLUME SUBWOOFER S.POSITION...

  • Page 17: Discs—convenient Functions

    Discs—Convenient functions AV SYSTEM DIGITAL TV/VIDEO TUNER/BAND DVD/CD DISC DISC 1 DISC 2 DISC 3 PAGE GROUP GROUP DISC 4 DISC 5 SEQUENTIAL REPEAT FL DISPLAY S10/ENTER PLAY MODE CANCEL REPEAT SKIP SLOW/SEARCH TOP MENU MENU DIRECT PLAY LIST NAVIGATOR 342 1 ENTER ENTER...

  • Page 18

    Discs—Convenient functions AV SYSTEM DIGITAL TV/VIDEO TUNER/BAND DVD/CD DISC DISC DISC 1 DISC 2 PAGE GROUP DISC 4 DISC 5 SEQUENTIAL REPEAT FL DISPLAY PLAY MODE CANCEL PLAY MODE CANCEL SKIP SLOW/SEARCH ∫ TOP MENU DIRECT NAVIGATOR 342 1 ENTER ENTER DISPLAY TV VOL s...

  • Page 19

    [DVD-A] [DVD-V] [VCD] [CD] [WMA] [MP3] Common procedures for all group, program and random play While stopped Press [PLAY MODE]. Each time you press the button: [DVD-A] [DVD-V] [WMA] [MP3] All group ([DVD-A])>Program> Random>off (Normal play) ^-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------} [VCD] [CD] (PGM)>1-DISC (RND)>ALL-DISC (RND)>off (Normal play) ^------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------} [DVD-A] If you select bonus groups, you will have to enter a password...

  • Page 20

    Discs—Convenient functions AV SYSTEM DIGITAL TV/VIDEO TUNER/BAND DVD/CD DISC DISC 1 PAGE GROUP DISC 4 SEQUENTIAL REPEAT FL DISPLAY PLAY MODE CANCEL CANCEL SKIP TOP MENU DIRECT NAVIGATOR 342 1 ENTER ENTER DISPLAY DISPLAY TV VOL s VOLUME SUBWOOFER S.POSITION C.FOCUS LEVEL SLEEP...

  • Page 21: Playing The Programs Or Play Lists On Dvd-ram, Selecting A Program To Play—direct Navigator

    Playing the programs or play lists on DVD-RAM AV SYSTEM DIGITAL TV/VIDEO TUNER/BAND DVD/CD DISC DISC 1 DISC 2 DISC 3 PAGE GROUP DISC 4 DISC 5 SEQUENTIAL REPEAT FL DISPLAY S10/ENTER PLAY MODE CANCEL SKIP SLOW/SEARCH TOP MENU MENU DIRECT DIRECT PLAY LIST...

  • Page 22: Wma/mp3, Cd Text And Jpeg Navigation Menus

    WMA/MP3, CD text and JPEG navigation menus AV SYSTEM DIGITAL TV/VIDEO TUNER/BAND DVD/CD DISC DISC 1 PAGE GROUP DISC 4 SEQUENTIAL REPEAT FL DISPLAY PLAY MODE CANCEL SKIP TOP MENU TOP MENU DIRECT NAVIGATOR 342 1 ENTER ENTER DISPLAY DISPLAY TV VOL s VOLUME SUBWOOFER...

  • Page 23: Playing Highmat Discs

    To use the tree screen to find a group While the menu is displayed [WMA] [MP3] Press [1] while a track is highlighted to display a tree screen. [JPEG] Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select “Tree” and press [ENTER]. Example [MP3] MENU Tree...

  • Page 24: Using On-screen Menu Icons

    Using On-Screen Menu Icons AV SYSTEM DIGITAL TV/VIDEO TUNER/BAND DVD/CD DISC DISC 1 DISC 2 PAGE GROUP DISC 4 DISC 5 SEQUENTIAL REPEAT FL DISPLAY PLAY MODE CANCEL SKIP TOP MENU DIRECT NAVIGATOR 342 1 ENTER ENTER DISPLAY DISPLAY TV VOL s VOLUME SUBWOOFER S.POSITION...

  • Page 25

    Unless otherwise indicated, select items with [2, 1] and change with [3, 4]. Disc information Digital 1 ENG 1 : 46 : 50 1 ENG 3/2.1 ch Vocal 128kbps 12 18 44.1kHz PG: Program number [RAM] PL: Play list number [RAM] Group number [DVD-A] [WMA] [MP3] [JPEG] Title number [DVD-V]...

  • Page 26

    Using On-Screen Menu Icons [Display\menu] x1.00 Normal 4:3 Aspect [RAM] [DVD-A] [DVD-V] [VCD] [JPEG] Select how to show images made for 4:3 aspect screens on a 16:9 aspect television. ≥Normal: laterally stretches images made for a 4:3 screen. ≥Auto: expands suitable 4:3 letterbox images to fill more of the screen.

  • Page 27: The Radio

    The radio SELECTOR VOLUME, DOWN, UP TUNING TUNE MODE C.S.M PROGRESSIVE SELECTOR V.R.S M.R.S DISC TUNING TUNE MODE FM MODE AV SYSTEM DIGITAL TV/VIDEO TUNER/BAND DVD/CD DISC DISC 1 DISC 2 DISC 3 PAGE GROUP DISC 4 DISC 5 SEQUENTIAL REPEAT FL DISPLAY S10/ENTER...

  • Page 28: Sound Field, Speaker Level Adjustments

    Sound field AV SYSTEM DIGITAL TV/VIDEO TUNER/BAND DVD/CD DISC DISC 1 DISC 2 PAGE GROUP DISC 4 DISC 5 SEQUENTIAL REPEAT FL DISPLAY PLAY MODE CANCEL SKIP TOP MENU DIRECT NAVIGATOR 342 1 ENTER ENTER DISPLAY TV VOL s VOLUME VOLUME SUBWOOFER S.POSITION...

  • Page 29: Multi Rear Surround (m.r.s)/virtual Rear Surround (v.r.s), Seat Position

    ∫ To adjust speaker level during play 1 Press [CH SELECT] to select the speaker. Lch>Cch>Rch>RSch>LSch>SWch ^-------------------------------------------------------------} SWch: Subwoofer ≥You can only adjust SWch if the disc includes a subwoofer channel. ≥SWch does not appear on the display and is not adjustable when Dolby Pro Logic or Dolby Pro Logic II is turned on.

  • Page 30: Custom Sound Memory—store The Sound Settings, Changing The Delay Time

    Sound field AV SYSTEM DIGITAL TV/VIDEO TUNER/BAND DVD/CD DISC DISC 1 DISC 2 PAGE GROUP DISC 4 DISC 5 SEQUENTIAL REPEAT FL DISPLAY PLAY MODE CANCEL FL DISPLAY SKIP TOP MENU DIRECT NAVIGATOR 342 1 ENTER ENTER DISPLAY DISPLAY TV VOL s VOLUME SUBWOOFER SUBWOOFER...

  • Page 31: Sound Quality, Adjusting The Bass, Double Re-master—enjoying More Natural Sound, Dr Comp—dynamic Range Compression

    Sound quality Adjusting the bass Press [SUBWOOFER LEVEL]. Each time you press the button: SUB W 1>SUB W 2>SUB W 3>SUB W 4 (factory preset) ^--------------------------------------------------------------} Double re-master—Enjoying more natural sound [RAM] [DVD-A] [DVD-V] [CD] Discs recorded with 2-channel LPCM at 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz This feature gives you a more natural sound by adding the higher frequency signals not recorded on the disc.

  • Page 32: Operating Other Equipment

    S-VIDEO PLAY OUT REC IN Operating the television and the video cassette recorder You can use the remote control to operate a Panasonic television or a video cassette recorder. (Some models cannot be operated by this DVD/CD remote control.) TUNER/BAND...

  • Page 33

    This remote control can also operate some other brands of televisions and video cassette recorders. Change the code to operate such equipment and some Panasonic products. While aiming the remote control at the equipment, Press and hold [TV] or [VCR],...

  • Page 34: Changing Settings

    Changing settings This chart shows the settings for this unit. Change the settings to suit your preferences and to suit the unit to the environment in which it is being used. These settings are retained in memory until they are changed, even if the unit is turned off. See page 35 for details on menu operation.

  • Page 35

    AV SYSTEM DIGITAL TV/VIDEO TUNER/BAND DVD/CD DISC DISC 1 DISC 2 DISC 3 PAGE GROUP DISC 4 DISC 5 SEQUENTIAL REPEAT FL DISPLAY S10/ENTER PLAY MODE CANCEL CANCEL SKIP SLOW/SEARCH TOP MENU MENU DIRECT PLAY LIST NAVIGATOR 342 1 ENTER ENTER DISPLAY RETURN...

  • Page 36: Optional Antenna Connections

    Changing settings Language code list Abkhazian: 6566 Chinese: Afar: 6565 Corsican: Afrikaans: 6570 Croatian: Albanian: 8381 Czech: Ameharic: 6577 Danish: Arabic: 6582 Dutch: Armenian: 7289 English: Assamese: 6583 Esperanto: Aymara: 6588 Estonian: Azerbaijani: 6590 Faroese: Bashkir: 6665 Fiji: Basque: 6985 Finnish: Bengali;...

  • Page 37: Glossary

    Glossary Decoder A decoder restores the coded audio signals on DVDs to normal. This is called decoding. Dolby Digital This is a method of coding digital signals developed by Dolby Laboratories. Apart from stereo (2-channel) audio, these signals can also be multi-channel audio. A large amount of audio information can be recorded on one disc using this method.

  • Page 38: Specifications

    Specifications AMPLIFIER SECTION [HT900] RMS Output Power: Dolby Digital Mode, 10 % Total Harmonic Distortion 1 kHz Front CH 1 kHz Surround CH 1 kHz Center CH 100 Hz Subwoofer CH Total RMS Dolby Digital Mode Power FTC Output Power: Dolby Digital Mode, 1 % Total Harmonic Distortion 120 Hz–20 kHz Front CH 120 Hz–20 kHz Surround CH...

  • Page 39

    SPEAKER SECTION [HT900] [Front/Surround\speakers\SB-FS900] Type 2 Way, 2 Speaker, Bass-ref. Speaker unit Full range 6.5 cm (2 Super tweeter Input power Output sound pressure level Crossover frequency Frequency range 85 Hz–25 kHz (j16 dB) 90 Hz–22 kHz (j10 dB) Dimensions (WtHtD) (with stand) Mass (with stand) [HT900] [Center\speaker\SB-PC701] Type...

  • Page 40

    In the U.S.A., contact the Panasonic Customer Call Center at 1-800-211-7262, or e-mail consumerproducts@panasonic.com, or the website (http://www.panasonic.com). In Canada, contact Panasonic Canada Inc. Customer Care Centre at 1-800-561-5505, or visit the website (www. panasonic.ca), or an authorized Servicentre closest to you.

  • Page 41

    Sound ≥Check the connections. No sound. ≥Turn the volume up. Distorted sound. ≥Turn muting off. ≥Switch off the unit, determine and correct the cause, then switch the unit on. Causes include: –Shorting (bare wires touching) of positive and negative speaker wires. –Using speakers with an impedance lower than that rated for this unit.

  • Page 42

    In the U.S.A., contact the Panasonic Customer Call Center at 1-800-211-7262, or e-mail consumerproducts@panasonic.com, or the website (http://www.panasonic.com). In Canada, contact Panasonic Canada Inc. Customer Care Centre at 1-800-561-5505, or visit the website (www.panasonic.ca), or an authorized Servicentre closest to you.

  • Page 43: Limited Warranty (u.s.a.)

    Carry-In or Mail-In Service For Carry-In or Mail-In Service in the United States call 1-800-211-PANA (1-800-211-7262) or visit Panasonic web site: http://www.panasonic.com For assistance in Puerto Rico call Panasonic Sales Company (787)-750-4300 or fax (787)-768-2910. Limited Warranty Limits And Exclusions This warranty ONLY COVERS failures due to defects in materials or workmanship, and DOES NOT COVER normal wear and tear or cosmetic damage.

  • Page 44

    Division of Matsushita Electric of Puerto Rico, Inc. (“PSC”) Ave. 65 de Infantería, Km. 9.5 San Gabriel Industrial Park, Carolina, Puerto Rico 00985 Panasonic Marketing Europe G.M.B.H. Wiesbaden N. (a Division of Panasonic Marketing G.M.B.H.) Military Sales Department 6200 Wiesbaden-Biebrich, Hagenauerstr. 43 Germany [For\Canada] Panasonic Canada Inc.

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