Contents Thank you for buying this Pioneer product. 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.
Contents Stopping playback 35 Using CD TEXT functions 48 Introduction of advanced DVD video Playing MP3 operation 36 Listening MP3 49 Repeating play 36 Stopping playback 50 Pausing DVD video playback 36 Introduction of advanced MP3 operation 50 Frame by frame playback 36 Repeating play 51 Slow motion playback 37 Playing tracks in a random order 51...
Contents Turning the DVD player on or off 63 Initial Settings Selecting a disc 63 Adjusting initial settings 81 Introduction of advanced DVD player Setting the FM tuning step 81 operation 63 Setting the AM tuning step 81 Repeating play 63 Switching the warning tone 82 Pausing disc playback 64 Switching the auxiliary setting 82...
Section Precautions IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS To ensure safe driving Please read all of these instructions regarding WARNING your display and retain them for future refer ! To avoid the risk of accident and the potential ence. violation of applicable laws, this unit is not for 1 Read this manual fully and carefully before use with a video screen that is visible to the operating your display.
Section Before You Start About this unit The illustration below shows the regions and corresponding region numbers. Playable discs DVD, Video CD and CD discs that display the logos shown below can be played back on this player. DVD audio DVD video About this manual This unit features a number of sophisticated...
Section Before You Start ! Keep this manual handy as a reference for works or in other electronic content distri operating procedures and precautions. bution systems, such as pay audio or ! Always keep the volume low enough so you audio on demand applications.
Section Before You Start Condition memory Multi-angle You can switch between multiple viewing an This function memorizes audio language, sub gles of a scene recorded on a DVD as desired. title language, angle number and aspect ratio made during disc playback for up to 30 discs. Note Without any special operations, the final set ting details during playback of a disc are mem...
Section Before You Start When an operation is prohibited Use and care of the remote control When you are watching a DVD and attempt to perform an operation, it may not be performed Installing the battery by the programming on the disc. When this happens, this unit indicates the icon on the Slide the tray out on the back of the remote...
Section Before You Start ! The remote control may not function prop erly in direct sunlight. Important ! Do not store the remote control in high tem peratures or direct sunlight. ! Do not let the remote control fall onto the floor, where it may become jammed under the brake or accelerator pedal.
Section Whats What Head unit 6 ENTERTAINMENT button Press to switch between the background 1 DISPLAY button displays. Press to select different displays. 7 WIDE button 2 PGM button Press to select a desired mode for enlarging Press to operate the preprogrammed func a 4:3 picture to a 16:9 one.
Section Whats What c Joystick Move to do manual seek tuning, fast for ward, reverse and track search controls. Also used for controlling functions. d EQ button Press to select various equalizer curves. e BAND/ESC button Press to select among three FM and one AM bands and cancel the control mode of functions.
Section Whats What 2 3 4 Remote control 6 Remote control operation mode switch Switch the operation mode between AVH, 1 Remote control selection switch DVD and TV modes. Normally, set to AVH. Switch to change the setting of the remote ! AVH For common operation of this control.
Section Whats What a FORWARD (n) button l DISPLAY button Press to perform fast forward playback. Press to select different displays. b STOP (g) button m AUDIO button Press to stop playback. Press to change the audio language during DVD playback. c NEXT (p) button Press to go to the next track (chapter).
Section Whats What DVD mode operation ! When selecting the country group by click ing joystick and then moving it left or right. If you switch the mode to DVD, the joystick (This function can be operated only when and 010 operations are changed for DVD connecting a TV tuner (e.g.
VIDEO (refer to page 84). The source names are displayed and select ! External unit refers to a Pioneer product (such able ones are highlighted. as one available in the future) that, although ! DVD Built in DVD player...
Section Basic Operations Loading a disc Turning the unit off % Insert a disc into the disc loading slot. % When using the touch panel keys, Playback will automatically start. touch the source icon and then touch OFF. # If DVD AUTO PLAY is turned off, touch the # When the source icon is not displayed, you source icon and then touch DVD to select DVD can display it by touching the screen.
Section Basic Operations Touch panel key basic # When selecting F. SOURCE, when the selected source is an audio source, nothing is displayed operation on rear display. # When you watch DVD (built in DVD player) on Activating the touch panel keys both the front and the rear display, audio is not output from REAR MONITOR OUT.
Section Basic Operations Operating the menu Note If you do not operate the function within about 30 seconds, the display is automatically returned to the playback display. Operating the menu by using the joystick You can also perform most of the menu items by using the joystick.
Section Basic Operations When the ignition switch is turned OFF while the LCD panel is opened, the LCD panel will close after six seconds. When the ignition switch is turned ON again (or turned to ACC), the LCD panel will be opened automatically.
Section Basic Operations Adjusting the picture JUST (just) The picture is enlarged slightly at the center and adjustment the amount of enlargement increases horizontally You can adjust BRIGHT (brightness), to the ends, enabling you to enjoy a 4:3 picture CONTRAST (contrast), COLOR (color) and without sensing any disparity even on a wide HUE (hue) for each source and back up cam screen.
Section Basic Operations # With some back up camera, the picture ad Note justment may not be able to use. The icons indicating the current ambient bright ness used for adjusting BRIGHT and CONTRAST Touch c or d to adjust the selected may differ from DIMMER slightly.
Section Basic Operations Removing the front panel Press DETACH to remove the front panel. Press DETACH and the right side of the front panel is removed from the head unit. Grip the right side of the front panel and pull it gently outward. Take care not to grip it tightly or to drop it.
Section Tuner Listening to the radio 7 LOC indicator Shows when local seek tuning is on. Touch the source icon and then touch TUNER to select the tuner. # When the source icon is not displayed, you can display it by touching the screen. Touch the screen to display the touch panel keys.
Section Tuner Introduction of advanced % When you find a frequency that you want to store in memory keep touching a tuner operation preset tuning key P 1P 6 until the preset number stops flashing. The number you have touched will flash in the preset number indicator and then remain lit.
Section Tuner Touch c or d to set the sensitivity. There are four levels of sensitivity for FM and two levels for AM: FM: LEVEL 1LEVEL 2LEVEL 3LEVEL 4 AM: LEVEL 1LEVEL 2 The LEVEL 4 setting allows reception of only the strongest stations, while lower settings let you receive progressively weaker stations.
Section Playing DVD audio discs Listening a DVD audio Touch the source icon and then touch DVD to select the DVD player. # When the source icon is not displayed, you can display it by touching the screen. # If no disc is loaded in this unit, you cannot se lect DVD (DVD player).
Section Playing DVD audio discs Skipping back or forward Notes to another group ! You can display the repeat range selected cur rently by touching DISP. % To skip back or forward to another ! If you do not use the touch panel keys for 30 group, touch a or b.
Section Playing DVD audio discs Introduction of advanced Touch A.MENU and FUNCTION and then touch REPEAT. DVD audio operation Touch any of the following touch panel keys to select the repeat range. ! DISC Play throughout the current disc ! GROUP Repeat just the current group ! TRACK Repeat just the current track Note...
Section Playing DVD audio discs When you find the desired track touch Touch PAGE or PAGE + to switch still b to turn scan play off. pictures. Touching PAGE + goes to the next still picture. Touching PAGE returns to the previous still Note picture.
Section Playing DVD audio discs Slow motion playback Touch 09 to input the desired num- ber. This lets you slow down playback speed. ! To select 3, touch 3. ! This function can be operated only on the ! To select 10, touch 1 and 0 in order. moving picture parts of DVD audio disc.
Section Playing DVD audio discs Changing audio language % Touch SUB.T during playback. Each time you touch SUB.T switches between during playback (Multi-audio) subtitle language. DVDs can provide audio playback with differ ent languages and different systems (Dolby Di Notes gital, DTS etc.).
Section Playing DVD audio discs mark indicates the number of angles from which scenes were shot. ! Touching ANGLE during fast forward/fast re verse, pause or slow motion playback returns you to normal playback. Using the dynamic range control The dynamic range refers to the difference be tween the largest and softest sounds.
Section Playing DVD video discs Watching a DVD video 8 Audio language indicator Shows what audio language has been se lected. Touch the source icon and then touch DVD to select the DVD player. # When the source icon is not displayed, you can display it by touching the screen.
Section Playing DVD video discs Skipping back or forward # Fast forward/fast reverse may not be possible at certain locations on some discs. If this hap to another title pens, normal playback automatically resumes. % To skip back or forward to another title, touch a or b.
Section Playing DVD video discs Introduction of advanced Touch A.MENU and FUNCTION and then touch REPEAT. DVD video operation Touch any of the following touch panel keys to select the repeat range. ! DISC Play throughout the current disc ! TITLE Repeat just the current title ! CHAPTER Repeat just the current chapter Note...
Section Playing DVD video discs Searching for a desired % Touch r during playback. Each time you touch r, you move ahead one scene, starting playback frame. from a specified time # To return to normal playback, touch f. You can use the search function to search for a desired scene by specifying a title or chapter, Notes and the time search function to specify the...
Section Playing DVD video discs ! With some discs, the icon may be dis ! You can also switch between languages/audio played, indicating that titles, chapters and systems using DVD SETUP MENU. For de time cannot be specified. tails, refer to Setting the audio language on page 77.
Section Playing DVD video discs Changing the viewing angle Touch A.MENU and FUNCTION and then touch NEXT. during playback (Multi-angle) With DVDs featuring multi angle (scenes shot Touch D. R. C. from multiple angles) recordings, you can switch among viewing angles during play Touch a to turn the dynamic range con- back.
Section Playing Video CDs Watching a Video CD # With a Video CD featuring the PBC (playback control) function, a menu is displayed. Switch the remote control operation mode to DVD and then press 010 to select the desired menu item. Playback starts from the selected menu item.
Section Playing Video CDs reverse/fast forward continues even if you re on the disc is memorized enabling playback from lease m or n. To resume playback at a de that point when you play the disc again. sired point, touch f. # To play back the disc again, touch f.
Section Playing Video CDs Introduction of advanced Repeating play Video CD operation There are two repeat play ranges for the Video CD playback: TRACK (track repeat) and DISC (disc repeat). ! During PBC playback of Video CDs, this function cannot be operated. Touch A.MENU and FUNCTION and then touch REPEAT.
Section Playing Video CDs Frame-by-frame playback ! With some discs, images may be unclear dur ing slow motion playback. This lets you move ahead one frame at a time ! Reverse slow motion playback is not possi during playback. ble. % Touch r during playback.
Section Playing Video CDs Note Note You can also perform the same operations using You can also perform the same operations using SEARCH. To display SEARCH, touch A.MENU L/R SELECT. To display L/R SELECT, touch and then touch FUNCTION. A.MENU and FUNCTION and then touch NEXT.
Section Playing CDs Listening a CD Touch the screen to display the touch panel keys. To skip back or forward to another track, touch o or p. Touching p skips to the start of the next track. Touching o once skips to the start of the current track.
Section Playing CDs Introduction of advanced Repeating play CD operation Repeat play lets you hear the same track over again. Touch A.MENU and FUNCTION and then touch REPEAT. Touch either of the following touch panel keys to select the repeat range. ! DISC Repeat the current disc ! TRACK Repeat just the current track Notes...
Section Playing CDs Touch a to turn scan play on. Play a CD that you want to enter the The first 10 seconds of each track is played. title. When you find the desired track touch Touch A.MENU and FUNCTION and then b to turn scan play off.
Section Playing CDs Scrolling titles in the display Touch OK to store the entered title in memory. This unit can display the first 20 letters only of # You can also store the entered title in memory DiscTitle, DiscArtist, TrackTitle and by moving the cursor to right until it disappears.
Section Playing MP3 Listening MP3 # If no disc is loaded in this unit, you cannot se lect DVD (DVD player). Insert a disc in this unit. (Refer to page 17.) Touch the screen to display the touch panel keys. To skip back or forward to another track, touch o or p.
Section Playing MP3 Introduction of advanced Notes MP3 operation ! When playing discs with MP3 files and audio data (CD DA) such as CD EXTRA and MIXED MODE CDs, both types can be played only by switching mode between MP3 and CD DA by touching DA<>MP3 or pressing BAND/ESC.
Section Playing MP3 Repeating play Touch a to turn random play on. Tracks will play in a random order within the For MP3 playback, there are three repeat play previously selected FOLDER or DISC ranges. ranges: FOLDER (folder repeat), TRACK (one # To turn random play off, touch b.
Section Playing MP3 % Keep touching DISP until the text infor- Note mation begins to scroll to the left. You can also turn on or off pause function using The rest of the text information will appear in PAUSE. To display PAUSE, touch A.MENU and the display.
Section Multi-CD Player Listening a CD Touch any of 0106 to select a disc you want to listen to. If you want to select a disc located at 7 to 12, touch PREV or NEXT to display 0712. # When 0106 and 0712 are not displayed, you can display them by touching DISP.
Section Multi-CD Player Introduction of advanced Touch A.MENU and FUNCTION and then touch REPEAT. multi-CD player operation Touch j to select the repeat range. Touch j repeatedly until the desired repeat range appears in the display. ! MULTI-CD REPEAT Repeat all discs in the multi CD player ! TRACK REPEAT Repeat just the current track...
Section Multi-CD Player Scanning CDs and tracks Using ITS playlists While you are using DISC REPEAT, the begin ITS (instant track selection) lets you make a ning of each track on the selected disc plays playlist of favorite tracks from those in the for about 10 seconds.
Section Multi-CD Player Playback from your ITS playlist Touch b to erase a track from your ITS playlist. ITS play lets you listen to the tracks that you The currently playing selection is erased from have entered into your ITS playlist. When you your ITS playlist and playback of the next track turn on ITS play, tracks from your ITS playlist from your ITS playlist begins.
Section Multi-CD Player Entering disc titles Disc title input lets you input CD titles up to 20 letters long and up to 100 disc titles (with ITS playlist) into the multi CD player. ! With multi CD players sold before the CDX P1250 and CDX P650, up to 10 letters long can be input into multi CD player.
Section Multi-CD Player Using CD TEXT functions Touch PREV or NEXT to switch between the lists of titles. You can use these functions only with a CD TEXT compatible multi CD player. Touch your favorite track title. Some discs have certain information encoded That selection will begin to play.
Section TV tuner Watching the TV tuner Touch BAND to select a band. Touch BAND repeatedly until the desired band is displayed, TV1 or TV2. To perform manual tuning, touch c or d shortly. The channels move up or down step by step. # You can also perform manual tuning by mov ing the joystick left or right.
Section TV tuner Introduction of advanced % When you find a station that you want to store in memory keep touching a preset TV tuner operation tuning key P 1P12 until the preset num- ber stops flashing. The number you have touched will flash in the preset number indicator and then remain lit.
Section TV tuner Note Storing broadcast stations with BSSM may re place broadcast stations you have saved using P 1P12. Selecting the country group ! This function can be operated only when connecting a TV tuner (e.g. GEX P6450TVP) featuring the country setting. Touch A.MENU and FUNCTION and then touch COUNTRY.
Section DVD Player Playing a disc 5 Play time indicator Shows the elapsed playing time of the cur rent chapter/track. 6 Disc list display Shows the list of the disc type or the disc title when using a multi DVD player. 7 Repeat indicator Shows the selected repeat range.
Section DVD Player Turning the DVD player on Introduction of advanced or off DVD player operation ! Only the remote control can operate this function. To perform this function, switch the remote control operation mode to DVD. (Refer to page 14.) % Press REAR.S to turn the DVD player # To turn the DVD player off, press REAR.S again.
Section DVD Player Scanning tracks of a CD Touch j to select the repeat range. During DVD video playback ! You can operate this function only during ! DISC REPEAT Repeat the current disc CD playback. ! CHAPTER REPEAT Repeat just the current chapter Touch A.MENU and FUNCTION and then ! TITLE REPEAT Repeat just the current title...
Section Audio Adjustments Introduction of audio Operating the audio menu adjustments By carrying out the following settings/adjust ments in order, you can create a finely tuned sound field effortlessly. 1 Using the position selector 2 Selecting a cut off frequency 3 Auto TA and EQ (auto time alignment and auto equalizing) 1 Audio display...
Section Audio Adjustments ! The center speaker largely determines the # You can select a center frequency from sound image and getting the balance right among 20 frequencies for each band. You can isnt easy. We recommend reproducing a 2 change the center frequency in 1/3 octave steps, ch.
Section Audio Adjustments Using the position selector Touch A.MENU and AUDIO and then touch FADER/BALANCE. One way to assure a more natural sound is to accurately position the stereo image, putting Touch a or b to adjust front/rear you right in the center of the sound field. The speaker balance.
Section Audio Adjustments +8dB 8dB is displayed as the source vo Touch A.MENU and AUDIO and then lume is increased or decreased. touch Dolby PLB. Touch any of the following touch panel Notes keys to select the desired mode. ! The AM tuner volume level can also be ad ! MOVIE The Movie mode suitable for justed with source level adjustments.
Section Audio Adjustments Touch PANORAMA and then touch d to Touch SP SET. turn the Panorama control on. Touch the speaker to be adjusted. # To turn the Panorama control off, touch c. Touch DIMENSION and then touch c or Touch a or b to select the correct size d to adjust front/surround speaker bal- for the selected speaker.
Section Audio Adjustments Selecting a cut-off frequency Touch SP LEVEL. You can select a frequency, under which Touch the speaker to be adjusted. sounds are reproduced through the subwoo # You cannot select speakers whose size is set fer. If the installed speakers include one whose OFF.
Section Audio Adjustments Touch a or b to adjust the speaker out- ! OFF Turn the time alignment off put level. ! ADJUSTMENT Adjust the time alignment Each time you touch a or b increases or de as desired creases the speaker output level.
Section Audio Adjustments Auto TA and EQ (auto-time Before operating the auto TA and EQ function alignment and auto- ! Carry out auto TA and EQ in as quiet a equalizing) place as possible, with the car engine and The auto time alignment automatically adjusts air conditioning switched off.
Section Audio Adjustments ! Auto TA and EQ changes the audio settings conditioner or heater may prevent correct auto as below: TA and EQ. The fader/balance settings return to the # Press SOURCE to turn the source on if this center position.
Section Audio Adjustments # To cancel auto TA and EQ part way through, touch BACK or ESC. 10 When auto TA and EQ is completed, Complete is displayed. When correct measurement of car interior acoustic characteristics is not possible, an error message is displayed.
Section Setting up the DVD player Introduction of DVD setup Note adjustments If you do not operate the DVD setup function within about 30 seconds, the display is automati cally returned to the playback display. Setting the subtitle language You can set a desired subtitle language. If the selected subtitle language is recorded on the DVD, subtitles are displayed in that language.
Section Setting up the DVD player When you select OTHERS ! Even if you use AUDIO to switch the audio language, this does not affect the settings When you select OTHERS, a language code here. input display is shown. Refer to Language code chart for DVD on page 96 to input the four digit code of the desired language.
Section Setting up the DVD player Touch ASSIST SUB TITLE. ! PANSCAN The picture is cut short at the right and left of the screen Touch a to turn assist subtitles on. # To turn assist subtitles off, touch b. Notes ! When playing discs that do not specify PANSCAN, playback is with LETTER BOX...
DVD, changing the remote control code # If you input an incorrect code number, the type enables you to operate the Pioneer DVD icon is displayed. Touch C and input the cor player by the supplied remote control. There rect code number.
Section Setting up the DVD player Set the remote control selection switch on the left side of the remote control to the appropriate position with a pen tip or other pointed instrument . ! If you select AVH mode, there is no need to take the following procedure.
Section Initial Settings Adjusting initial settings Setting the FM tuning step The FM tuning step employed by seek tuning can be switched between 100 kHz, the preset step, and 50 kHz. Touch A.MENU and INITIAL and then touch FM STEP. Touch either of the following touch panel keys to select the FM tuning step.
Section Initial Settings Switching the warning tone ! LOW Minimize distortion sound If the front panel is not detached from the head unit within five seconds of turning off the ignition, a warning tone will sound. You can Switching the sound turn off the warning tone.
Section Initial Settings Touch DVD AUTO PLAY. Touch a to turn automatic disc play- back on. # To turn automatic disc playback off, touch Switching the dimmer setting for sub-display To prevent the sub display from being too bright at night, the sub display is automati cally dimmed when the cars headlights are turned on.
Section Other Functions Introduction of setup Touch A.MENU and SETUP and then touch AV INPUT. adjustments Touch any of the following touch panel keys to select the video input setting. ! OFF No video component is connected ! VIDEO External video component ! M-DVD DVD player connected with RCA cable # When a DVD player is connected with an AV...
Section Other Functions Touch c or d to select an appropriate Notes setting for polarity. ! You can match the clock to a time signal by Each time you touch c or d switches between touching JUST. the following polarity: If the minute is 0029, the minutes are ! BATTERY When the polarity of the con rounded down.
Section Other Functions Adjusting the LCD panel Using the AUX source slide position An IP BUS RCA Interconnector such as the CD RB20/CD RB10 (sold separately) lets you To adjust the LCD panel slide position, you can connect this unit to auxiliary equipment fea turn the set back on or off.
Section Other Functions touch b will display a letter in the reverse Notes order, such as Z Y X ... C B A order. ! In the following cases, the background display will not change: When no disc is set in this unit. When the AV (video input) is not set to VIDEO (refer to page 84).
Appendix Additional Information Troubleshooting Common Symptom Cause Action (See) Power doesnt turn on. Leads and connectors are incor Confirm once more that all connections are The unit doesnt operate. rectly connected. correct. The fuse is blown. Rectify the reason for the fuse blowing, then replace the fuse.
Appendix Additional Information Symptom Cause Action (See) The icon is displayed, and op The operation is prohibited for the This operation is not possible. eration is not possible. disc. The operation is not compatible This operation is not possible. with the discs organization. The picture stops (pauses) and Reading of data has become impos After pressing g once, start playback once...
When problems occur with disc playback, an error message appears on the display. Refer to the table below to identify the problem, then take the suggested corrective action. If the error persists, contact your dealer or your nearest PIONEER Service Center. Message...
Appendix Additional Information Understanding auto TA and EQ error messages When correct measurement of car interior acoustic characteristics is not possible using the auto TA and EQ, an error message may appear on the display. If an error message appears on the dis play refer to the table below to see what the problem is and the suggested method of correcting the problem.
Appendix Additional Information DVD player and care DVD discs ! Use only normal, round discs. If you insert ! With some DVD video discs, it may not be irregular, non round, shaped discs they possible to use certain functions. may jam in the DVD player or not play prop ! It may not be possible to play back some erly.
Appendix Additional Information ! Playback of discs recorded on a personal ! The max. number of characters which can computer may not be possible depending be displayed for a folder name is 32 charac on the application settings and the environ ters.
! If moisture or foreign matter should get inside this unit, turn off the power immediately and consult your dealer or the nearest authorized PIONEER Service Station. Using this unit in this condition may result in a fire or electric shock, or other failure.
Appendix Additional Information ! The display should be used within the tem ! At low temperatures, the LCD screen may perature ranges shown below. be dark for a while after the power is turned Operating temperature range: 10 to +50 °C ! The LCD screen will be difficult to see if it is Storage temperature range: 20 to +80 °C...
Appendix Additional Information Terms music mode is also available for 2 channel sources in addition to the movie mode. Aspect ratio This is the width to height ratio of a TV screen. A regular display has an aspect ratio of 4:3. This stands for Digital Theater Systems.
Appendix Additional Information The file name can have up to 31 characters (in Multi-audio (Multilingual dialog) cluding the separation mark . and a file ex Some DVDs feature dialog recorded in multi tension). Each folder contains less than 8 ple languages. Dialog in up to 8 languages hierarchies.
Appendix Additional Information software with search functions. You can also enjoy viewing high and standard resolution still images. Region number DVD players and DVD discs feature region numbers indicating the area in which they were purchased. Playback of a DVD is not pos sible unless it features the same region num ber as the DVD player.
Appendix Additional Information Specifications Level ........±10dB (1 dB/step) Speaker setting: General Time alignment ....0 500 cm (2.5 cm/step) Level ........±10dB Power source ......14.4 V DC (10.8 15.1 V al Equalizer: lowable) Band ......3 band Grounding system ....
Index PBC (playback control) ........40 Playback control (PBC) ........98 Angle icon ..........32,.39,.78 Aspect ratio ..........78,.97 Audio language ........32,.38,.77 Region number ...........6,.99 Bonus group ............97 Brightness ............21 Slideshow ............99 Browsable pictures .........97 Subtitle language ........32,.38,.76 Chapter .............97 Title ..............99 Code number ...........78 TV aspect ............78 Color ..............21 Condition memory ..........8...