5.1 Upconvert Home Theater System | NS-H2002-U
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
Congratulations on your purchase of a high-quality Insignia product. Your NS-H2002-U
be authorized by Macrovision Corporation and is intended for home and other limited
represents the state of the art in home theater design and is designed for reliable and
viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation. Reverse
engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
Consumers should note that not all high deﬁnition television sets are fully compatible
with this product and may cause artifacts to be displayed in the picture. In case of 525 or
625 progressive scan picture problems, we recommend that you switch the
connection to the "standard deﬁnition" output. If there are questions regarding your
Electric shock warning
TV set compatibility with this model 525p and 625p DVD player, contact our customer
U.S. Patent Nos. 4,631,603; 4,819,098; 4,907,093; 5,315,448; and 6,516,132
Warning: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove the cover or back. There
are no user-serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualiﬁed service personnel.
This lightning ﬂash with arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage
within your home theater's enclosure that may be of suﬃcient magnitude to
constitute a risk of electric shock to persons. The exclamation point within an
equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature
accompanying your home theater.
CAUTION: To prevent ﬁre or electric shock hazard, do not expose this home
1. STANDBY/ON - press to turn your home theater on or to standby mode.
theater to rain or moisture.
2. Standby Indicator - Power On/Oﬀ Mode: no light; Standby Mode: red LED.
WARNING: Your home theater should not be exposed to water (dripping or splashing)
and no objects ﬁlled with liquids, such as vases, should be placed on your home
3. Disc Tray - place a DVD or CD, label side up, into this tray.
4. Infrared receiver - receives the signal from the remote control.
5. VFD Display Area - displays status messages.
CAUTION: Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with these
6. PHONES - plug standard headphones into this jack.
7. USB jack - plug external USB devices into this jack.
Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable
operation of your home theater and to protect it from over-heating.
8. VOLUME - adjusts the volume. Turn clockwise to increase the volume and counter-
The openings should never be blocked by placing your home theater on a bed, sofa, rug,
clockwise to decrease the volume.
or other similar surface. This home theater should not be placed in a built-in installation
such as a bookcase or rack unless correct ventilation is provided or these instructions have
mode; Stop - Stops playing.
been adhered to.
1) Starts playback in DVD mode; 2) Pauses playback in DVD mode.
DVD or CD mode - 1) Press to skip to previous chapter or track; 2) Press and
WARNING: This home theater uses a laser system.
hold the button to search backward; Tuner mode - tunes the channel number down.
To ensure correct use of this home theater, read this user guide carefully and retain it for
DVD or CD mode - 1) Press to skip to next chapter or track; 2) Press and hold
future reference. Should your home theater require maintenance, contact an authorized
the button to search forward; Tuner mode - tunes the channel number up.
13. EX BASS - switches EX BASS to Soft Bass, Balance Bass, and Powerful Bass.
Changing controls, making adjustments, or carrying out procedures other than those
speciﬁed herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
14. SOURCE - switches between AV mode, tuner mode, and DVD mode.
To prevent direct exposure to the laser beam, do not try to open the enclosure. There is
visible laser radiation when open.
Do not stare into the beam.
Laser Type: Dual semiconductor laser GaAIAs
Wavelength: 650nm and 780nm
Output Power: 7mW
Beam Divergence: 60 degree
CAUTION: Visible and invisible laser radiation is present when your home theater
is open and interlocks are defeated.
CAUTION: It is recommend that most appliances be placed on a dedicated circuit—a
single outlet circuit powering that appliance only and has no additional outlets or branch
circuits. Check the speciﬁcation section of this guide for power requirements.
Do not overload wall outlets. Overloaded wall outlets, loose or damaged wall outlets,
extension cords, frayed power cords, or damaged or cracked wire insulation are dangerous.
1. Power Cord - plug into an electrical outlet.
Any of these conditions could result in electric shock or ﬁre.
Periodically examine your home theater cord, and if its appearance indicates damage or
2. Digital coaxial output - connect an external device that has a digital audio input
deterioration, unplug it, discontinue use of your home theater, and have the cord replaced
with an exact replacement part by an authorized service provider.
3. Component video and progressive outputs - connect a television that has
Protect the power cord from physical or mechanical abuse, such as being twisted, kinked,
component video input . Use a component video cable.
pinched, closed in a door, or walked upon. Pay particular attention to plugs, wall outlets,
and the point where the cord exits your home theater.
4. FM antenna input connections - FM reception - Connect the FM antenna to the FM
To disconnect power from the outlet, pull out the plug. When installing your home
jack. Move the antenna in various directions until the clearest signal is received.
theater, make sure that the plug is easily accessible.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
CAUTION: Read and observe all warnings and instructions in this user guide and those
marked on your home theater. Retain this guide for future reference.
This home theater has been designed and manufactured to assure personal safety.
Improper use can result in electric shock or ﬁre hazard. The safeguards incorporated
Fully insert the FM antenna/FM cable connector into the FM jack on the rear panel
in this home theater will protect you if you observe the following procedures for
installation, use, and servicing. This home theater does not contain any parts that
and twist the connector in clockwise until it is ﬁxed.
can be repaired by you.
Do not remove the cabinet cover or you may be exposed to dangerous voltage. Refer
AM loop antenna connections
servicing to qualiﬁed service personnel only.
AM reception - Connect the AM loop antenna to the AM jack. Position the loop
Read all safety and operating instructions before operating your home theater.
antenna to receive the clearest sound.
Keep safety, operation, and use instructions for future reference.
Fully insert the stripped portion of the antenna into the terminal as shown above.
Heed all warnings on your home theater and in the operating instructions.
Note: Position the antenna as far away as possible from a TV, VCR, or other radiation
All operation and use instructions should be followed.
Do not use this home theater near water. For example, do not use this home theater
5. HDMI output - For connecting an HDMI TV using the HDMI cable. This type of
near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub, in a wet basement, near a
connection provides the audio / video output by only one cable.
swimming pool, and other areas located near water.
6. Video output (VCR) - connect a VCR or other recording device to this jack. Most DVDs
Clean only with dry cloth. Unplug this home theater from the wall outlet before
cannot be recorded, however you can use this connection to record from the auxiliary
cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners.
inputs such as recording from the satellite receiver.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with these instructions.
7. Audio outputs (VCR) - Connect audio (Left and Right) cables to external recording
Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation, to ensure reliable
devices such as a VCR or cassette recorder.
operation of your home theater, and to protect it from over-heating.
8. Video inputs - connect video cables from the corresponding video out jacks on a TV,
Do not block any ventilation openings. Do not place your home theater on a bed, sofa,
VCR, or satellite receiver to play them through this home theater. These connections
rug or other similar surface. This product should not be placed in a built-in installation
such as a bookcase or rack unless correct ventilation is provided or these instructions
are labelled AV1 and AV2 and are selected by using the SOURCE button on the front
have been adhered to.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
9. Audio inputs - connect audio (Left and Right) cables from a VCR, TV, or satellite receiver
electronic devices (including ampliﬁers) that produce heat.
to play them through this home theater system. These connections are labelled AV1
and AV2 and are selected by using the SOURCE button on the front panel.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized
plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two
10. S - Video output - connect to the S-VIDEO IN jack on the television using an S-Video
blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided
cable. This type of connection provides superior picture quality.
for your safety. If the provided plug does not ﬁt into your outlet, consult an electrician
Note: Your television must be equipped with an S-Video input jack.
for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs,
11. Front speaker - connect the colored end wire to the colored terminal and connect the
receptacles, and the point where they exit from your home theater.
black end wire to the black terminal.
Use only attachments or accessories speciﬁed by Insignia.
12. Center speaker - connect the colored end wire to the colored terminal and connect the
Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table speciﬁed by
black end wire to the black terminal.
Insignia, or sold with this home theater. Use caution when moving the
13. Center speaker - connect the colored end wire to the colored terminal and connect the
cart/home theater combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
black end wire to the black terminal.
Unplug this home theater during lightning storms or when unused
for long periods of time.
14. Surround speakers (rear speakers) - connect the colored end wire to the colored terminal
and connect the black end wire to the black terminal.
Refer all servicing to qualiﬁed service personnel. Servicing is required
when your home theater has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or
15. Active subwoofer out - connect an external powered subwoofer using this jack.
plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into your home
theater, your home theater has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate
normally, or has been dropped.
When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician uses
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
Upon completion of any service or repairs to this home theater, ask
the service technician to perform safety checks to determine that your
home theater is in proper operation condition.
USA and Canada versions comply with ETL requirements.
STANDBY/ON - Press to toggle between Operating and Standby mode.
2. 0 - 9 (numeric keys): DVD mode - Press to enter title, chapter, track, and time
search selections. Tuner mode - Press to enter a preset station.
3. TITLE - Press to display the title menu if present on disc.
Stop - Press to stop playing.
5. MENU - DVD mode - Press to enter the Disc Contents menu.
Active Navigation mode - Press to navigate in the indicated
directions for making selections in menus.
Tuner Mode - Press
NOTE: Radio frequency are the numbers, e.g. 87.50, while radio channel is station that
you have set, e.g. channel 1 as 87.50, channel 2 as 97.50.
Stop Eject - opens or closes the disc loading tray in stop or no disc
- Press to skip backward or forward to the previous or next chapter or track.
8. BOOKMARK - Press to open Bookmark menu.
9. RESOLUTION - Press to select HDMI output resolution.
10. ZOOM/CLEAR - 1) Press to select diﬀerent zooming size while playing a video.
2) Press to clear the information you entered in a setup menu.
11. ANGLE - Press to toggle between diﬀerent angles to view (if present on disc).
12. TUNER/AUX - Press to select AV1, AV2, or tuner mode.
13. DVD - Press to select DVD or USB mode.
14. SURROUND - Press to select diﬀerent surround sound eﬀects among
STEREO, PROLOGIC II MOVIE, PROLOGIC II MUSIC, 5 CH, STEREO, STADIUM, COUNTRY,
Note: You can select Surround Sound Eﬀect (DSP) only for STEREO contents
(2 channels). You can not select DSP while playing a DVD with multichannel audio
content like Dolby Digital 5.1.
15. SLEEP - Press to activate a sleep timer for your home theater to go into standby
OPEN/CLOSE - Press to open or close the disc tray.
17. + VOL - - Press to increase or decrease the volume.
18. MUTE - Press to mute and unmute the sound output.
19. INFO - Press to display current information about disc that is playing.
Pause - Press to freeze the picture and stop the sound during playback.
Play - Press to start playing.
22. SETUP/EXIT - Press to enter or exit the System Setup menu.
23. OK - Press to enter or select a value in a menu and setup navigation.
- Press to search backward or forward.
25. SUBTITLE - Press to toggle between diﬀerent subtitles.
26. AUDIO/FM ST - 1) DVD mode - Press to change to a diﬀerent audio stream.
2) Tuner mode - Press to select Mono or Stereo.
27. ROTATE - Press to rotate the picture during playback a JPEG ﬁle.
28. GOTO - Press to display the search menu to search for a speciﬁc title, chapter,
track or time on a disc.
29. PLAYMODE - Press to display Playmode Menu to select a diﬀerent play mode.
30. A-B - Press to setup a point-to-point repeat playback or to clear repeat mode.
31. EX BASS - Press to turn EX BASS to Soft Bass, Balance Bass, or Powerful Bass.
32. TONE - Press to select an EQ modes from FLAT, ROCK, POP, CLASSIC, and JAZZ.
Setting up your DVD Home theater system
Unpacking your DVD Home Theater System
Your box includes the following:
One DVD Home Theater System
This User Guide
One AV Cable
One remote control with two batteries
Quick installation guide
Connecting your DVD Home Theater System
The following setup and installation diagrams show various video and audio
connections to TV and VCR.
CAUTION: Make sure that the AC Voltage matches your local voltage. Connect the
AC cord only after the speakers, antennas, and all optional equipment have been
1 Connect the HDMI TV
If you have a HDMI TV or monitor, you can connect it to this DVD Home Theater System
using an HDMI cable (not included).
1. Use an HDMI cable (not included) to connect the HDMI OUT jack on the Home Theater
System to the HDMI jack on an HDMI compatible TV or monitor.
2. Set the TV's source to HDMI (refer to TV's owner's manual).
What is HDMI?
HDMI (High-Deﬁnition Multimedia Interface) transmits a digital video signal without
the process of converting to an analog signal. You can get sharper digital picture by
connecting your TV to the unit using an HDMI connection cable.
HDMI was developed to provide the technologies of HDCP (High Deﬁnition Contents
Protection). HDCP is used to protect digital content transmitted and received.
Because HDMI is an evolving technology, it is possible that some devices may not
operate property with the DVD Home Theater System.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Deﬁnition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or
registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
Please make sure you have a HDMI TV and set the TV's source to HDMI (Refer to your TV
Connect the HDMI cable to the HDMI output on the appliance.
Once connected, press the RESOLUTION key on the remote control to select the
resolution (480P, 720P, 1080i, 1080P) for the HDMI output. The resolution can only
be changed according to the TV's and Monitor's resolution capabilities.
If there is noise or lines on the screen, check the HDMI cable.
If you do not want to connect your TV with an HDMI cable, refer to the TV
Connections shown below.
2 Connect the video
For a good picture quality, use the RCA video cable.
to change the radio frequency.
to change the radio channel.
For a higher quality picture, purchase an S-Video cable, or for the best picture quality,
purchase a component video cable.
Note: When in AV1 or AV2 mode, only composite video sources have a video output
signal. Connect only the RCA video cable to your television set.
3 Connect the audio
4 Connect the speakers
Two rear speakers
Note: This DVD home theater system is designed to reproduce optimum sound
quality when the supplied speakers are used. If you want to connect speakers
One center speaker
other than the ones supplied, they should be 6 ohms impedance for the speakers
AM and FM Antennas
and 3 ohms impedance for the subwoofer.
Two front speakers
Make sure that you use the correct polarity when connecting the speakers (colored
wire connects to the matched color terminal clip).
To prevent damage to circuits, never short-circuit the speaker output terminals.
To connect the speakers:
Press the speaker terminal clip down and insert the wire, then release the clip.
Connect all speakers in the same manner.
Do not remove an excessive amount of insulation from the wire cables to avoid the
stripped portions from touching each other. The optimal length for the stripped part
should be around 1/3 inch (or 1 cm).
Do not push the stripped part too far into the speaker connectors.
Positioning the speakers
( right )
( left )
( left )
( left surround )
( right surround )
( left surround )
Where you place the speakers plays an important role in the reproduction of
surround sound eﬀect.
Pay particular attention when designing the speaker layout. For the best surround eﬀects,
all speakers should be installed.
A typical room layout has the left, center, and right speakers placed across the front , the
left surround and right surround speakers placed along the sides towards the rear as
shown in the above left picture.
Position the center speaker above or below the video screen or TV. Install a subwoofer
(for powerful bass sounds) anywhere in the room.
The speaker to listener dimensions (DIM) shown in the above right picture is used
for correct setup of the surround system. For more information, see " Setting up the
Do not connect more than one speaker to any one pair of +/- speaker terminals.
Do not connect speakers with an impedance lower than the speakers supplied.
Installing your DVD home theater system
Install your home theater on a stable ﬂat surface. There must be suﬃcient room in
front of your home theater for the disc tray to open. Position your home theater so
that it can have a direct line of signal to the remote control.
Do not expose your home theater to extremes of temperature or humidity.
Avoid placing your home theater on a hot surface such as on top of other hot running
equipment. Make sure that there is adequate ventilation to your home theater.
Caution: Do not install this home theater in a conﬁned space such as a bookcase.
Note: Connect the AC cord only after the speakers, antenna, and all optional
equipment have been connected. Never make or change any connections with
power turned on.
Picture freezing, sound skipping, or repeating can occur if the disc inside the player
When a disc becomes dirty, clean it with a cleaning cloth. Wipe the disc from the
Do not wipe in a circular motion. Circular scratches can cause picture distortion or
render the disc unplayable.
Caution: Do not use solvents, commercially available cleaners, or antistatic spray
intended for analog discs.
Turning on your DVD home theater system
To start your home theater the ﬁrst time:
1. Plug in your home theater. The standby indicator on the front panel lights up.
2. Press STANDBY/ON (on your home theater or on the remote control). After a few
seconds the display shows NO DISC.
3. Turn on your television and select the AV input that your home theater is connected
4. Press Eject (on your home theater or on the remote control). The disc tray opens.
5. Place a DVD in the disc tray, then press Eject. The player reads the disc and starts
playback. Before the movie starts to play, a menu appears.
6. Select PLAY MOVIE and press OK. The movie starts.
7. Although you can watch a movie immediately, to get the best results from your home
theater, press STOP.
8. Complete the following system setup options. This sets up all the functions on your
home theater. You only need to do this when you ﬁrst set up your home theater.
To complete basic setup:
1. Press SETUP/EXIT button to enter the System Setup menu.
to navigate to one of these menus:
3. When any menu is highlighted, press
to select diﬀerent settings under the
menu. Available options for each setting appear on the right side of the screen.
or OK to move to the right column.
to select a new setting, then press OK to conﬁrm the changed setting.
6. Repeat steps 3 to 5 to change the other settings.
button to return to the previous menu.
button to return to the main menu.
9. Repeat steps 2 to 8 to change all settings.
10. After you have ﬁnished making the changes, highlight EXIT SETUP, press OK.
-OR- Press SETUP/EXIT again to exit Setup menu.
Setting up the screen saver
Use this setting to turn the screen saver option on or oﬀ. If you turn the screen saver
on, the screen saver image appears when you leave your home theater in Pause or
Stop mode more than ﬁve minutes. This saver can protect the television screen
from being damaged.
Setting up the JPEG TIME
Select the slide show interval between each picture while playing the picture.
5 SEC: Slide show interval of 5 seconds
10 SEC: Slide show interval of 10 seconds
15 SEC: Slide show interval of 15 seconds.
Setting a password and rating level
( right )
Many DVD movie discs contain Motion Picture Association rating codes. This home theater
( right surround )
system recognizes the codes on these DVDs. Your home theater provides a method for you
to prevent children from viewing ﬁlms which you deem are not suitable or ﬁnd objectionable.
To unlock the RATING feature or change the password, press the numeric buttons to input
the existing password (the factory-set password is "1234"), then press OK, you can change
the RATING setting as shown below, or input a new password and press OK.
An open lock icon indicates that the parental lock is NOT active.
A closed lock icon indicates that parental lock is active.
1 G: Recommended as acceptable for all ages.
2 PG: Parental Guidance is suggested.
3 PG-13: Material may not be suitable for children under age 13.
4 R: Parents should restrict children under 17 from viewing this material or let them view
the material only when supervised by a parent or adult guardian.
5 NC-17: Not recommended viewing for children under age 17.
6 ADULT: Should be viewed only by adults due to graphic sexual material, violence,
To set the rating when the password is unlocked:
1. In the System Setup menu, press
to highlight Rating, then press
to highlight a rating level, then press OK.
to highlight Password, then press OK.
4. Use the numeric keys (0-9) to enter a four-digit password. If you make a mistake before
pressing OK, press CLEAR.
5. Enter your four-digit security code again.
DVD discs that are rated above the level you selected will not play unless you enter the
correct four-digit password.
Parental lock is NOT active.
The Parental lock is active.
The parental lock must be active for the rating level to function.
The parental lock must not be active to change the rating level.
If you forget the password, enter 76418 while the player is in NO Disc mode.
Selecting languages for menus
You can select diﬀerent languages for the Setup menu. You can also select
diﬀerent languages for audio, subtitle, and menu recorded on the DVD.
OSD LANG: Select the Setup menu language.
AUDIO LANG: Select the audible language heard during playback.
SUBTITLE LANG: Select the subtitle language displayed on the television screen.
DISC MENU: Select the disc menu language.
Note: If the selected language is not recorded on the disc, the disc's default
language is selected automatically.
Specifying the television type
4:3 PS Select this when your home theater is connected to a normal television.
Widescreen images are shown on the screen, but with some parts automatically cut
4:3 LB Select this when your home theater is connected to a normal television.
Widescreen images are shown on screen, with black belts on the top and bottom.
16:9 Select this when your home theater is connected to a wide-screen television.
The actual playing eﬀect depends on the picture recorded on the disc. Some discs
may not play depending on your selection in this option.
A disc recorded in 4:3 mode will only play in 4:3.
The TV TYPE should correspond to the television screen.
Specifying the video output
Choose the type of video output that matches the video connection between your
home theater and the television.
S-VIDEO: Select this if you have connected your home theater to your television
using the S-Video jack.
COMPONENT: Select this if you have connected your home theater to your television using
the Y, Pb, Pr video jacks and are not using the progressive scan feature.
Specifying HDMI output
This function allows the user to select screen resolution for HDMI output. If you do not
see the video when a resolution is selected, press RESOLUTION to adjust to the resolution
that your TV supports.
The player automatically adjusts itself to the optimal resolution that matches your TV
when the RESOLUTION key is pressed.
If your TV or monitor does not have HDCP, a blue screen without a picture appears when
you play protected DVD discs.
See your TV owner's manual for more information on how to select your TV's Video