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RCA 7L400MDV User Manual

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User's Guide
Changing Entertainment. Again.


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  • Page 1 Mobile DVD/VCP Player User's Guide Changing Entertainment. Again. 7L400MDV...
  • Page 2: Product Registration

    Important Information This symbol indicates that this product CAUTION CAUTION incorporates double insulation between THIS PRODUCT UTILIZES A RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK hazardous mains voltage and user LASER. USE OF CONTROLS OR DO NOT OPEN accessible parts. When servicing use only ADJUSTMENTS OR identical replacement parts.
  • Page 3 Important Information FCC Statement: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits of a Class B 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.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Chapter 1: Connections and Setup Chapter 2: Playing Videocassettes and Discs (continued) Installing the Player in the Car ........3 Using the A-B Repeat Feature ......17 Using the Player in a Hotel, Office, or Home .... 3 Changing Surround Sound .........
  • Page 5: Chapter 1: Connections And Setup

    Chapter 1: Connections & Setup Installing the Player in the Car Rest the player in the center of a rear seat. Insert the center seat’s (lap) safety belt through the player’s retainer holes. Important Note: Secure the player with the lap seat belt as tight as possible so that the player does not move around.
  • Page 6: Connecting To A Tv

    Chapter 1: Connections & Setup OUTPUT INPUT PHONES EXTERNAL PANEL EJECT DC POWER PHONES 12 V DC TV ( back panel ) AUDIO VIDEO L / MONO C A B LE/ ANTENNA Connecting to a TV in a Hotel, Office or Home Connect audio cables (white and red) to the Audio Input Jacks on the back of the TV (sometimes labeled AUDIO L/MONO and R) and to the AUDIO OUTPUT jacks (L AUDIO R) on the DVD/VCP player.
  • Page 7: The Back Of The Mobile Dvd/Vcp Player

    Chapter 1: Connections & Setup Tape slot OUTPUT INPUT PHONES EXTERNAL PANEL EJECT DC POWER PHONES 12 V DC The Back of the Mobile DVD/VCP player Tape slot Insert videocassette tapes into this slot. PHONES Connect headphones to listen to the sound. Note: When either or both of the headphones are in use, there will be no sound coming from the speakers.
  • Page 8: Buttons And Controls Of The Dvd/Vcp Player

    Chapter 1: Connections & Setup EJECT Ejects the videocassette tape from the tape slot. DC POWER Connect the AC adapter of the DC power cord to this jack from the car’s cigarette lighter socket to give the unit power. INPUT VIDEO Receives video from another component, such as a camcorder or an internet access device, so you can see it on the DVD/VCP player’s LCD screen.
  • Page 9: Put Batteries In The Remote

    Chapter 1: Connections & Setup OK When a menu is on the screen, selects the item that is highlighted. PLAY ( ) Begins play of a videocassette or disc. POWER Turns the DVD/VCP player on or off. PREV ( ) Goes to the previous chapter on a DVD disc, track on a CD or song on an MP3. Rewinds a video cassette tape.
  • Page 10: The Remote Control

    Chapter 1: Connections & Setup The Remote Control (buttons listed in alphabetical order) POWER SURROUND (Fast Forward) Scans forward on a disc (DVD mode only). STATUS (Fast Reverse) Scans backward on a disc (DVD mode only). ANGLE (Previous) Goes to the previous chapter on a DVD disc, track on a CD or song on an MP3.
  • Page 11 Chapter 1: Connections & Setup FFWD ( ) Fast forwards a video cassette tape (VCP mode only). MUTE Reduces sound to an inaudible level. PAUSE ( ) Switches between play and pause (DVD mode only). PAUSE ( ) Pauses a video cassette tape (VCP mode only). REPEAT Changes the REPEAT options by pressing repeatedly.
  • Page 12: Chapter 2: Playing Videocassettes And Discs Playing Videocassettes

    Chapter 2: Playing Videocassettes and Discs Playing Videocassettes To Load and Play a Videocassette Lift up the LCD screen and position it to your liking. Press the POWER button on the unit or the VCP POWER button on the remote to turn on the unit. Insert a videocassette into the tape slot on the back of the VCP/DVD player.
  • Page 13: Dvd Basics

    Chapter 2: Playing Videocassettes and Discs DVD Basics Regional Coding Both the DVD/VCP player and the discs are coded by region. These regional codes must match in order for the disc to play. If the codes don’t match, the disc won’t play. This unit’s code is region 1. Discs with other regional codes can’t be played in this unit. Using Different Menus Each disc is programmed with different features.
  • Page 14: Loading And Playing Discs

    Chapter 2: Playing Videocassettes and Discs Loading and Playing Discs Before you load a disc, make sure that it is compatible with the player. Note that the following discs CANNOT be used with this player: • Laserdisc • CD-I, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM •...
  • Page 15: Playback Features

    Chapter 2: Playing Videocassettes and Discs Playback Features Playback operations of DVDs and CDs vary among discs. Since this unit plays DVDs according to the disc contents the software producers designed, some playback features may not be available. Refer to the instructions packed with the DVDs for information.
  • Page 16: Using A Disc Menu

    Chapter 2: Playing Videocassettes and Discs Using a Disc Menu A disc is capable of having an on-screen menu that is separate from the DVD’s on-screen status banner. The disc menu might only contain a list of the titles and chapters, or it may allow you to change features such as language and playback settings.
  • Page 17: Using The Status Banner

    Chapter 2: Playing Videocassettes and Discs Using the Status Banner While a disc is playing, press the STATUS button on the player or the remote to bring up the Status Banner. The Status Banner shows the status of DVD features and allows you to change them while the disc is playing. If nothing is selected after a few seconds, the banner disappears.
  • Page 18: Changing The Audio Language

    Chapter 2: Playing Videocassettes and Discs Changing the Audio Language AUDIO 2/3:AC-3 5.1 ENGLISH Use the AUDIO button on the remote to change the Audio Language setting for the current DVD disc. Press the AUDIO button consecutively to access different audio options. As you access an option, the audio language and format change at that time.
  • Page 19: Using The A-B Repeat Feature

    Chapter 2: Playing Videocassettes and Discs Using the A-B Repeat Feature A-B Repeat lets you define a specific segment on the disc that you want to repeat. The A-B Repeat feature works the same for all discs. For example, you might like watching the dogfight in the movie Top Gun. To watch this scene over and over: 1.
  • Page 20: Playing Audio Cds

    Chapter 2: Playing Videocassettes and Discs Playing Audio CDs When playing an audio CD, the Status Banner appears automatically. It displays the current track and the amount of time for that track playing, the total amount of time on the disc and the current time running on the You can also advance to the next chapter by disc.
  • Page 21: Playing Mp3 Discs

    Chapter 2: Playing Videocassettes and Discs Playing MP3 Discs MP3 is a format for storing digital audio. An audio CD-quality song can be compressed into the MP3 format with very little loss of quality, while taking up much less space. CD-R discs that have been encoded in MP3 format can be played on your DVD/VCP player.
  • Page 22: Skipping Songs

    Chapter 2: Playing Videocassettes and Discs Skipping Songs Use the Next ( ) button on the remote to move to the next song. Use the Previous ( ) button to move to the beginning of the currently playing song. Press the button again to move to the previous song.
  • Page 23: Program Play

    Chapter 2: Playing Videocassettes and Discs Program Play To use the program play option, you must create a playlist of songs in the order you want them to play. Note: Once you begin adding songs from a folder to create your playlist, you cannot add songs from a different folder. Choose the PROG-END option from the PLAY MODE menu.
  • Page 24: Chapter 3: Dvd Menus

    Chapter 3: DVD Menus Using the DVD Setup Menu The DVD Setup Menu is the DVD/VCP player’s main menu. It contains features and options that let you customize your DVD/VCP player. TV Display SETUP MENU -- MAIN PAGE The Display menu controls how the picture appears on the screen by adjusting the aspect NORMAL / PS TV DISPLAY NORMAL / LB...
  • Page 25 Chapter 3: DVD Menus NORMAL/PS – Choose this setting if you want the movie to fill the entire screen. This might mean that parts of the picture (the left and right edges) won’t be seen. Most discs produced in a widescreen format can’t be cropped in this fashion. This means the black bars will appear at the top and the bottom of the screen.
  • Page 26: Osd (On-Screen Display) Language

    Chapter 3: DVD Menus OSD (On-Screen Display) Language Use this feature to change the language for the player’s on-screen menu system. The default is English. Press DVD SETUP (the SETUP MENU appears). Press the down arrow button until OSD LANG is highlighted (the on-screen display languages appear). 3.
  • Page 27: Disc Navigation

    Chapter 3: DVD Menus Disc Navigation The Disc Navigation screen appears automatically when you insert an MP3 into the player. The default is set to on. To turn the Disc Navigation screen off: Press DVD SETUP (the SETUP MENU appears). Press the down arrow button until DISC NAVIGATION is highlighted (the options appear).
  • Page 28: Chapter 4: Other Information Troubleshooting

    Chapter 4: Other Information Troubleshooting If you are experiencing product operation problems, please review the troubleshooting section before you call for service. Refer to the Limited Warranty for information on how to obtain repair service. No power • Try the POWER button on the unit. •...
  • Page 29 Chapter 4: Other Information No sound or distorted sound. • Make sure your mobile DVD/VCP player is connected properly. Make sure all cables are securely inserted into the appropriate jacks. • If you connected an audio or audio/video component, make sure you chose the correct input setting on the receiver and unit. Can’t advance through a movie •...
  • Page 30 Chapter 4: Other Information VCP Problems No power • Check to make sure all power cord connections are tight and plugged into an operating power source. Rewind does not operate • Check to make sure the tape is not already rewound. •...
  • Page 31: Care And Maintenance

    Chapter 4: Other Information Care and Maintenance Cleaning the Player CAUTION: Turn OFF your Mobile DVD/VCP player before cleaning. You can clean the player as required, using a soft lint-free cloth. Be sure to occasionally dust the ventilation slots in the cabinet to help assure adequate ventilation.
  • Page 32: Formation Of Condensation

    Chapter 4: Other Information Formation of Condensation • Due to sharp changes in temperature and humidity, condensation may form if warm air comes in contact with any cold parts inside the player. • When condensation forms inside the player, it may not operate correctly. If this occurs, leave the player at room temperature until the inside of the player becomes dry and operational.
  • Page 33: Limited Warranty

    Chapter 4: Other Information Limited Warranty What your warranty covers: • Defects in materials or workmanship. For how long after your purchase: • 1 year from date of purchase- Unit exchange, which includes parts and labor. • The warranty for rental units begins with the first rental or 45 days from date of shipment to the rental firm, whichever comes first. What we will do: Exchange the unit with a new or, at our option, refurbished unit.
  • Page 34 Chapter 4: Other Information Option II: For a fee, we will send a replacement unit to our exchange point. The exchange location will notify you of its arrival. Take your unit and evidence of purchase date, such as a bill of sale, to the exchange location and you will be provided the new or refurbished unit.
  • Page 35 Chapter 4: Other Information • Units purchased or serviced outside the U.S.A. • Shipping damage if the unit was not packed and shipped in the manner prescribed by Thomson. • Storage fees may be charged by the exchange point if you fail to pickup the replacement unit in a timely manner. •...
  • Page 37 Visit the RCA web site at Please do not send any products to the Indianapolis address listed in this manual or on the carton. This will only add delays in service for your product. Thomson Inc. 10330 North Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46290 ©2003 Thomson Inc.

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