DVD Player DV-S555 Instruction Manual Thank you for purchasing the ONKYO DVD Player. Please read this manual thoroughly before making connections and plugging in the unit. Following the instructions in this manual will enable you to obtain optimum performance and listening enjoyment from your new DVD Player.
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
Precautions This unit contains a semiconductor laser system and is classified as a “CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT”. So, to use this model properly, read this Instruction Manual carefully. In case of any trouble, please contact the store where you purchased the unit. To prevent being exposed to the laser beam, do not try to open the enclosure.
Precautions 1. Regional Restriction Codes (Region Number) Regional restriction codes are built into DVD Players and DVD- Video media for each sales region. If the regional code of the DVD Player does not match one of the regional codes on the DVD-Video, playback is not possible.
Notes on Discs This section shows you how to handle, clean, and store discs. Playable Discs This DVD Player can playback the following discs. Disc mark DVD videos VIDEO CDs Audio CDs This unit can play CD-R and CD-RW discs recorded in CD Audio or Video CD format, or with MP3 audio files.
Notes on Discs Handling Discs • Do not touch the playback side of the disc. • Do not attach paper or tape to discs. Cleaning Discs • Fingerprints and dust on the disc cause picture and sound deterioration. Wipe the disc from the center outwards with a soft cloth.
Table of Contents Important Safeguards/Precautions/Notes on Discs/Table of Contents ... 2–7 Getting Started Features/Supplied Accessories ... 9 Preparing the Remote Controller ... 9 Index to Parts and Controls ... 10 Connecting to a TV ... 13 Connecting to an Amplifier (To Enjoy the Sound Advantage of the DVD Player) ... 14 Connecting the Power/Turning on the DVD Player ...
The following accessory may be available depending on the area which it was purchased. Conversion plug  (Use this plug if the power cord plug of the DV-S555 does not fit your AC outlet. Shape may vary according to the area where purchased.)
Preparing the Remote Controller Inserting the Batteries 1 Open the battery compartment cover. 2 Insert the two R6 (size AA) batteries. Be sure to match the + and – ends of the batteries with the diagram inside the battery compartment. 3 Close the battery compartment cover.
2 STANDBY/ON button [15, 16, 19, 22, 38, 54] When STANDBY/ON button is pressed to ON while the POWER switch is set to ON, the DV-S555 turns on and the STANDBY indicator turns off. Pressing the button again returns the DV-S555 to the standby state.
This lets you control this unit as though it were a component in a system. 8 AC INLET  Use to connect the power cord to the wall outlet. LAST COND. AC INLET REMOTE CONTROL DVD PLAYER DV-S555 (USA and Canadian models rear panel shown)
Index to Parts and Controls Remote controller (The illustration shows the RC-449DV remote controller.) ON / STANDBY STANDBY ANGLE LAST M COND. M TOP MENU CH - VOL + ENTER VOL - RETURN TV/ VCR PAUSE STOP RANDOM REPEAT REMOTE CONTROLLER RC- 449 DV 1 ON button [15, 16, 19, 22, 38, 55] Press to switch the player on.
To audio/video inputs S video connection cable To S video input Incomplete Insert completely L (White) R (Red) AC INLET DO NOT connect REMOTE the mains lead at CONTROL DVD PLAYER this time. DV-S555 R (Red) L (White) Video (Yellow)
Logic decoder, you can reproduce the Dolby Pro Logic surround sound. Notes • The remote controller supplied with Onkyo amplifier can be used to operate the DVD player. • The function of the upper and lower z connectors are the same.
Connecting the Power/ Turning on the DVD Player Before connecting • The DV-S555 is shipped with the main power (POWER) switch in the on position (_ ON). When the power cord is plugged in for the first time, the DV-S555 will automatically enter the standby state and the STANDBY indicator will light (same condition after step 2 below).
Setting Up the Player The Setup Navigator has been designed to simplify the process of getting the DVD player ready to perform. Designed as a series of on-screen multiple-choice questions, the Setup Navigator automatically sets the audio, video, and language settings according to how the questions are answered.
I Setting the OSD Language (On-Screen Display Language) The [OSD Language] screen establishes the OSD language, or on-screen display language, which refers to the language that is used by the player in menus and on-screen messages. Additionally, the language that is established at this setting will also be used for the default audio and subtitle language.
Using the Setup Navigator I Setting digital audio connections to an AV amplifier or decoder The [Digital Jack] screen establishes whether digital connections have been made to an AV amplifier, receiver, or external decoder. As there are numerous options available, please refer to the instructions supplied with the component the player is connected to determine what digital audio formats can be decoded.
Getting Started Using Your DVD Player Before you can start to enjoy the digital audio and video on DVDs, be sure that you have either performed the Setup Navigator procedure described in the previous section or made the necessary settings in the Setup screen menus as outlined in the next section to set up the player to correspond to your home system.
Getting Started Using Your DVD Player 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.
Chapter (Track) Skip Forward/Skip Back Advancing to the next chapter (track) Press ¢. Press to skip forward to the next chapter (track). Skipping back to the previous chapter (track) DOWN Press 4. • Press once to skip back to the start of the chapter (track) currently playing.
Getting Started Using Your DVD Player Resuming playback from where you stopped Use the resume feature to restart playback from the point that the disc was stopped last time. This features cannot be used with MP3s and CDs. Press 7 once. STOP The display shows “RESUME”...
Still Frame/Slow Play 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. Viewing a still frame PAUSE Press 8, STEP/SLOW +/–. When viewing a DVD, if the paused picture shakes, select the [Field] setting in the Setup screen Video 1 menu [Still Picture] setting as described in the section on page...
Locating a Specific Title/Folder/Chapter/ Track/Location Searching for a Title, Folder, Chapter, Track, or Location on a Disc This player offers different ways of accessing the information on a DVD, Video CD, CD or MP3. Using SEARCH, you can search for titles or chapters on a DVD, tracks on a Video CD, CD or folders or tracks on a MP3 and even select the point in time to start playback.
Using the MP3 Navigator Use the MP3 Navigator to make searching for the track(s) you want to play easier. You can also use it to add or clear tracks from the program list. Load a CD-ROM containing MP3 tracks. MENU Press MENU to enter the MP3 Navigator screen.
Repeat Play You can repeat an entire title, folder, chapter or track, or just a part. Repeating a Title, Folder, Chapter or Track Repeat play of a chapter/track REPEAT Press REPEAT once during playback of the chapter or track you want to repeat.
Random Play Play titles, chapters, or tracks on a disc in random order. Playing in Random Order Random playback of chapters within RANDOM one title Press RANDOM once, then press ENTER or £. “Random Chapter” appears on the screen, and chapters within the title will be played ENTER back in random order.
Playing in a Favorite Order The titles and chapters within a title on a DVD and similarly MP3, CD and Video CD tracks can be arranged to play in the order you want. With this player, it is possible to make a program as you watch a DVD or Video CD or while listening to an MP3 or a CD .
Programming MP3s A program with a maximum of 24 steps can be memorized. Press PROGRAM to enter the [MP3 PROGRAM Program] screen. If you added tracks to the program list from the ‘Using the MP3 navigator’ on page 41, the tracks are displayed here. Total number of folder and track Folder name MP3 Program...
Playing in a Favorite Order Programming Video CDs, CDs A program with a maximum of 24 steps can be memorized. Press PROGRAM. PROGRAM The program screen appears. When a Video CD or CD is loaded, the cursor appears in the program window. Program Track Track Current:...
I To add a title/chapter/track to a program Press and hold PROGRAM for about 2 seconds. The current title/chapter/track number appears on-screen together with the program step number. If there isn’t already a program then a new one will be created. 07 3 Program 03 Chapter I To confirm the contents of a program:...
Selecting the Camera Angle You can select a camera angle when viewing DVDs with the multi-angle option. Viewing from a Desired Camera Angle (Multi-Angle) Press ANGLE during playback. ANGLE The camera angle changes each time you press the button. Angle : 1/4 »...
Selecting the Audio/ Subtitle Language Changing the Audio Language (Multi-Language Function) 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 AUDIO the desired language.
Continuing Playback from a Specified Location (Last Memory) 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 Settings for Often Viewed DVDs (Condition Memory) 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.”...
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 or folders and tracks on a MP3. When viewing DVDs, you can also check the digital bitstream transmission rate.
I Using DIMMER function Press DIMMER to change the display brightness. Each time DIMMER is pressed, the display brightness of the unit changes as shown below. Normal → Dim → Very Dim → Normal current track number/ total number of tracks in folder elapsed time of current track Play 16/20...
Adjusting Audio and Video Settings 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.
I When setting up for the first time It is recommended to set up player using the Setup Navigator (page 16). If you selected [Auto Start Off] when the Setup Navigator appeared, you may still set up the player using the Setup Navigator in the General menu screen.
Adjusting Audio and Video Settings Adjusting the Dynamic Range of the Audio Soundtrack 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.
I 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.
Adjusting Audio and Video Settings 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.
Setting the Video 1 Options I Switching the S-Video Output You can Switch the kind of S-Video signal output from the S- Video outputs. If you connected your TV with an S-Video cord, in rare cases the TV picture may appear stretched. In this case switch the output from [S2] to [S1].
Adjusting Audio and Video Settings Adjusting the Video Quality You can either select a preprogrammed setting designed to match certain program types or make adjustments to match your own preferences and save them in the player’s memory. Make changes to the [Video Adjust] setting in the Setup screen Video 2 menu.
5 Use the cursor buttons (2/3) to adjust the settings. Adjust these while a disc is playing to see the effect of changes immediately. 6 Repeat steps 4 and 5 to make adjustments to other settings. If you would like to save the settings in the player’s memory, be sure to select either , , or  in the [Memory] setting to establish which memory location to save the new settings in.
Adjusting Audio and Video Settings Setting the Video 2 Options I Changing the Background of the Screen You can select a background to appear when the player is in the stop mode. Make changes to the [Background] setting in the Setup screen Video 2 menu.
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.
Adjusting Audio and Video Settings Setting the Language Options I 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.
I Selecting subtitles, assist subtitles or no Expert subtitles 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.
Adjusting Audio and Video Settings Language Code List Language codes are used when setting the audio and subtitle language preferences (page 47, 48). Language Input-code Japanese (ja) 1001 English (en) 0514 French (fr) 0618 German (de) 0405 Italian (it) 0920 Spanish (es) 0519 Chinese (zh)
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.
Adjusting Audio and Video Settings Setting the Parental Lock Level I 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.
Country Code List Country Input-code 0118 ARGENTINA 0121 AUSTRALIA 0120 AUSTRIA 0205 BELGIUM 0218 BRAZIL CANADA 0301 0312 CHILE 0314 CHINA 0411 DENMARK 0609 FINLAND 0618 FRANCE GERMANY 0405 HONG KONG 0811 0914 INDIA 0904 INDONESIA 0920 ITALY 1016 JAPAN 1118 KOREA, REPUBLIC OF MALAYSIA...
Adjusting Audio and Video Settings Memorizing settings (Function Memory) Up to 5 settings can be memorized. SETUP Press SETUP. The Setup screen appears. Use the cursor buttons (2/3) to select the menu you want. Use the cursor buttons (5/∞) to select the setting to be memorized.
(USA and Canadian models only) Learning a pre-programming code You can make RC-449DV remote controller to operate a TV from other brand than Onkyo by storing the pre-programming code of the brand in the RC-449DV. Set the DVD/TV switch to TV.
• Switch off the main power, then switch it on again. If not recovered, disconnect the mains lead, then connect it again. • Contact your nearest ONKYO service center. • Use the disc tray guide to align the disc. • Refer to ‘Notes on Discs’.
Symptoms No sound is reproduced. The screen is stretched or aspect does not change. Some MP3 tracks appear to be missing from a disc. The buttons on the DVD Player operates but the buttons on the remote controller do not operate. Because the unit contains a microcomputer to provide advanced functions, it may malfunction due to external noise or static electricity.
Specifications DVD Player Power supply Power consumption Weight External dimensions Signal system Regional restriction code Laser Frequency range (digital audio) Signal-to-noise ratio (digital audio) Audio dynamic range (digital audio) Harmonic distortion (digital audio) Wow and flutter Operating conditions Outputs Video output S-video output Component video output Audio output (digital output Optical)