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Home Theater System

Operating Instructions

Model No.
Operations Guide
Before using this product, perform setup and
connections after carefully reading the Setup
Web Site:
Region number supported by
this unit
Region numbers are allocated to DVD players
and software according to where they are sold.
≥The region number of this unit is "2".
≥The unit will play DVDs marked with labels
containing "2" or "ALL".
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this
product, please read these instructions completely.
Please keep this manual for future reference.
"EB" on the outer packaging indicates the United


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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Operations Guide Before using this product, perform setup and connections after carefully reading the Setup Guide. Web Site: Region number supported by this unit Region numbers are allocated to DVD players and software according to where they are sold.
  • Page 2 Caution for AC Mains Lead (For United Kingdom) CAUTION! (“EB” area code model only) THIS PRODUCT UTILIZES A LASER. USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR For your safety, please read the following text carefully. PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE This appliance is supplied with a moulded three pin mains plug for your safety SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS and convenience.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Dear Customer ..... . . 4 Simple Setup Accessories ......4 STEP 1 Locating .
  • Page 4: Dear Customer

    ≥For Republic of Ireland customers: 01 289 8333 ≥Visit our website for product information ≥E-mail: Direct Sales at Panasonic UK ≥Order accessory and consumable items for your product with ease and confidence by phoning our Customer Care Centre Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:30pm.
  • Page 5: Features

    Safety Precautions Features Placement This Recordable DVD Home Theater System allows you to enjoy high quality video and audio Set the unit up on an even surface away from direct sunlight, high recordings providing you with a complete home temperatures, high humidity, and excessive vibration. These entertainment package.
  • Page 6: Control Reference Guide

    Control reference guide Remote control and subwoofer If [SHIFT] appears after the button name the function will not work unless you use in combination with the [SHIFT] button. Make sure you first press and hold the [SHIFT] button. 1 Standby/on switch [Í] ......23 Press to switch the unit from on to standby mode or vice versa.
  • Page 7: Main Unit And Display

    Main unit and display Y Remote control signal sensor ^ Timer recording button [TIMER REC] Z Standby/on indicator Preset memory button [MEMORY] ....48 When the unit is connected to the AC mains supply, this indicator _ Disc tray open/close button [<...
  • Page 8: Disc Information

    (Before finalizing) ≥4.7 GB, 12 cm ]DVD-V] ≥1.4 GB, 8 cm (After finalizing) ≥We recommend using Panasonic discs as they have been [VCD] Video CD PAL / NTSC confirmed to be compatible with this unit. Other discs may not perform correctly.
  • Page 9: Types Of Disc For The Type Of Connected Tv

    Simple Setup STEP Locating Types of disc for the type of connected Caution When you use the discs recorded either PAL or NTSC, refer to this ≥The main unit and supplied speakers are only to be used as table. indicated in this setup. Failure to do so may lead to damage to the amplifier and/or the speakers, and may result in the risk of TV type Disc...
  • Page 10: Step 2 Front Speaker Assembly

    Insert the pipe. Cable The supplied stands are specially designed for Insert the pipe while slightly attachment to Panasonic SB-PF1000 front speakers. pulling on the speaker cable. Only use as indicated in this setup. Attach the stand to the front speaker.
  • Page 11 Adjust the speaker height. ≥Check the screws you tightened in procedures 1 and 2 if the pipe and speaker are loose. e.g., Attaching the stand to the lower rear of the front speaker With one hand on the base, and the other Loosen the attached speaker mounting holding the speaker adjust the height of plate screw until the attached speaker is...
  • Page 12: Speakers

    STEP Setup and connection of speakers ∑ Center speaker ∑ Sheet of speaker-cable ∑ Speaker cables ∑ Front speakers ∑ Subwoofer (REE1203C-J) 10 m stickers ∑ Surround speakers (REE1203A-J) 4 m Preparation Attach the stickers to the speaker cables. e.g., For the front speaker (L) cable e.g., For the center speaker cable (4 m cable) Copper Silver...
  • Page 13 Place the speakers. Place the front, center, and surround speakers at approximately Note the same distance from the seating position. There are no differences between the left and right front speakers and The angles in the diagram are approximate. surround speakers. Place each of the speakers in accordance with the stickers you just attached.
  • Page 14: Step 4 Video Connections

    STEP Video connections ∑ RF lead ∑ Video cable (K1TWACC00001) (K2KA2CA00008) ∫ Preparation RF lead ≥Turn the television off and disconnect its AC mains lead. This lead connects TV signal from the aerial to your television ≥Refer to the television’s or satellite receiver’s operating instructions. while this unit is on or in standby.
  • Page 15 Connections using RF leads If you do not have any scart leads and your television is not Q Link type, you can connect this unit to a television and satellite receiver using RF leads. Using this connection method may however be difficult to obtain a clear picture from the satellite receiver and the sound will be in mono. For this reason it is not recommended for inexperienced users.
  • Page 16 STEP Video connections Connections using Video cable (supplied) or S-Video cable (not supplied) The conventional video sockets of this unit’s output (input) a combination of the luminance signal (Y) and colour signal (C) which are recorded on the disc. The S (Separate)-VIDEO socket allows separate transmission of signals in order to obtain clearer pictures. The connection with S-Video cable can also be used for playback of any disc.
  • Page 17: Step 5 Radio And System Connections

    STEP Radio and system connections ∑ System cable ∑ AC mains leads ∑ AM loop aerial ∑ FM indoor aerial (K1HA25HA0001) (N1DAAAA00002) (RSA0007-L) (RJA0053-3X) Connect the aerials. Connect the system cable. System cable AM loop aerial Click! FM indoor aerial Stand the aerial up on Adhesive tape its base.
  • Page 18: Other Speaker Setup Options

    Other speaker setup options Attaching to a wall Drive a screw (not supplied) into the wall. Fit the speaker securely onto the screw(s) with the hole(s). 30–35 mm Front speakers Center speaker Surround speakers ‰7.5–9.4 mm 8–11 mm Wall or pillar ≥Two screws are needed per speaker when attaching the front and center speakers to the wall.
  • Page 19: Step 6 Tv Tuning

    ∫ Note When downloading does not work If you have a Panasonic television, “Download” is automatically displayed If you switch on this unit before switching on the television, downloading when downloading begins. If you have a different television, however, may not be performed correctly. Follow these steps if this occurs.
  • Page 20 STEP TV tuning Preset Download (with Q Link Function) Connecting to your existing television HOME HOME THEATER Turn on the television. THEATER, TV VIDEO Plus + FM/AM VIDEO Plus+ DISPLAY DIRECT TV REC INPUT SELECT Select the appropriate AV input to suit the W X CH connections to this unit.
  • Page 21: Video Plus+ Codes For Satellite Receivers/cable Tv

    Removing Interference Video Plus+ Codes for Satellite Receivers/Cable TV TV screen This unit is not designed to control (switch on or change channels) your satellite receiver or Cable TV box, however, it can programmed to recognise Video Plus+ Codes for Satellite stations. The Satellite receiver or Cable TV box must be switched on and the correct station selected.
  • Page 22: Step 7 Set Up To Match Your Television

    STEP Set up to match your television Selecting TV screen type HOME THEATER The aspect ratio is factory set to 4:3 for a regular television. You do HOME THEATER, VIDEO Plus + not have to change this setting if you have a regular 4:3 aspect FM/AM television.
  • Page 23: Television Operation

    ∫ The 3 methods for switching to the AV input on AIWA your Panasonic TV AKAI 27, 30 Your Panasonic TV uses one of 3 different methods for switching BLAUPUNKT between TV reception and the AV input(s). Perform the operations BRANDT 10, 15...
  • Page 24: Recording Television Programmes

    Recording television programmes [RAM] [DVD-R] Preparation HOME THEATER HOME THEATER, ≥Release protection when you record. [RAM] VIDEO Plus + (Cartridge page 8, disc page 46) FM/AM ≥Switch [HOME THEATER, TV] to “HOME THEATER”. DISPLAY DIRECT TV REC INPUT SELECT DIRECT Press [Í] to turn the unit on.
  • Page 25: Recording Modes And Approximate Recording Times In Hours

    Recording modes and approximate Specify a time to stop recording recording times in hours This is a simple way of specifying a time to stop recording when you are in a hurry or before you go to bed. (Unitlhrs) [Main\unit\only] Disc DVD-RAM DVD-R...
  • Page 26: Timer Recording

    Timer recording Using VIDEO Plus+ number to make HOME THEATER timer recordings VIDEO Plus + FM/AM Entering VIDEO Plus+ number is an easy way of programming the unit for recording. You can find these numbers in newspapers and VIDEO Plus + DISPLAY DIRECT TV REC INPUT SELECT...
  • Page 27: Manually Programming Timer Recordings

    Manually programming timer ∫ To release the unit from recording standby recordings If you want to record something else before the programme start time, for example: Press [PROG/CHECK]. Press [F TIMER]. The unit turns on and “F” goes out. TIMER ≥Be sure to press [F TIMER] before the programme start time to Remain 1:58 SP...
  • Page 28: Check Programmes

    Timer recording Message displayed in the “Disc space” line Displayed if the recording can fit in the remaining HOME THEATER space on the disc. However, when the programme VIDEO Plus + becomes longer than scheduled during the recording FM/AM by setting “PDC” to “ON”, the programme may not be recorded until its end.
  • Page 29: Playing While You Are Recording

    Playing while you are recording Simultaneous rec and play HOME THEATER While recording, you can play a programme previously recorded. VIDEO Plus + FM/AM Press [DIRECT NAVIGATOR]. DISPLAY DIRECT TV REC INPUT SELECT Time slip indicator on the main unit lights. Press [3, 4] to select a programme and press [ENTER].
  • Page 30: Recording From External Equipment

    Recording from external equipment [Note] ≥When recording bilingual programmes HOME THEATER –When both “M1” and “M2” is selected on the connected VIDEO Plus+ equipment, you can select the audio type in playback. [RAM] FM/AM –Select either “M1” or “M2” on the connected equipment. (You cannot select the audio type in playback.) [DVD-R] DISPLAY DIRECT TV REC...
  • Page 31: Playing Discs

    Playing discs Adjust the volume. HOME THEATER HOME THEATER, VIDEO Plus + FM/AM (Minimum) (Maximum) DISPLAY DIRECT TV REC INPUT SELECT Operations during play VOLUME Stop Press [∫]. CANCEL -/-- Resume play function e.g., DVD-RAM SKIP SLOW/SEARCH When this indicator on the right DVD - appears, press [1] (PLAY) to STOP...
  • Page 32: Using The Direct Navigator

    Playing discs Using the Direct Navigator HOME THEATER [RAM] [DVD-R] VIDEO Plus + FM/AM A list of programmes is created as you record them. You can use this list to find programmes to watch. DISPLAY DIRECT TV REC INPUT SELECT Press [DIRECT NAVIGATOR].
  • Page 33: Starting Play From A Selected Item

    Starting play from a selected item Changing audio [RAM] [DVD-A] [DVD-V] [VCD] Press the numbered buttons. To change the audio [MP3] e.g., “5”: “5”: [0] Press [SHIFT]r[AUDIO]. “15”: [1] “15”: [0] [Note] ∫ While receiving a TV programme with Stereo ≥This may not work with some discs.
  • Page 34: Selecting An Amount Of Time To Skip-time Slip

    Playing discs Selecting an amount of time to skip— HOME THEATER Time Slip VIDEO Plus+ [RAM] [DVD-R] FM/AM DISPLAY DIRECT TV REC INPUT SELECT During play Press [TIME SLIP]. VOLUME 0 min CANCEL -/-- SKIP SLOW/SEARCH STOP PAUSE PLAY/x1.3 1 PLAY/t1.3 DIRECT NAVIGATOR PLAY LIST Within 5 seconds...
  • Page 35: Using Menus To Play Mp3 Discs

    Using menus to play MP3 discs Using the tree screen to find a group HOME THEATER While the file list is displayed VIDEO Plus + Press [1] while a track is highlighted FM/AM to display the tree screen. DISPLAY DIRECT TV REC INPUT SELECT Selected group no.
  • Page 36: Using Display Menus

    Using DISPLAY menus Disc menu HOME THEATER Not available when playing CDs and MP3 discs. VIDEO Plus+ e.g., DVD-RAM FM/AM Disc Î Digital 2/0 ch Soundtrack DISPLAY DIRECT TV REC INPUT SELECT Play DISPLAY Subtitle Picture Audio channel Sound Numbered Item Content buttons...
  • Page 37: Play Menu

    Play menu These functions work only when the elapsed play time is displayed. e.g., DVD-RAM Disc Repeat play Play † † † † † † † † † † Marker 1s10 Picture Sound Item Content Remarks Each time you press [3, 4]: ≥You cannot use repeat play to repeat an entire DVD-Audio, Repeat play DVD-Video, MP3 discs or all the play lists on a DVD-RAM.
  • Page 38: On-screen Messages

    On-screen messages Display examples HOME THEATER e.g., DVD-RAM DVD-RAM VIDEO Plus + FM/AM PLAY DISPLAY DIRECT TV REC INPUT SELECT NICAM a Disc indication b Current recording or play status/input channel VOLUME REC: Recording PAUSE:Recording paused CANCEL -/-- PLAY: Playing SKIP SLOW/SEARCH Playing paused...
  • Page 39: Using The Functions Window

    Using the FUNCTIONS window By using the FUNCTIONS window you may access the main functions quickly and easily. HOME THEATER While stopped VIDEO Plus + FM/AM Press [FUNCTIONS]. DISPLAY DIRECT TV REC INPUT SELECT e.g., DVD-RAM page 32 DVD-RAM FUNCTIONS VOLUME Disc Protection Off Cartridge Protection Off...
  • Page 40: Entering Text

    Entering text Preparation Release protection before proceeding. [RAM] HOME THEATER (Cartridge page 8, disc page 46, programme page 44) VIDEO Plus + FM/AM After the Enter Title screen appears DISPLAY DIRECT TV REC INPUT SELECT Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select the character and press [ENTER].
  • Page 41: Creating And Playing Play Lists

    Creating and playing play lists Press [ENTER] at the end point. HOME THEATER PLAY LIST No.4 PLAY LIST VIDEO Plus + Creation Scene No. FM/AM Start DISPLAY DIRECT TV REC INPUT SELECT The location of Next Exit the end point. Numbered 0 : 01 .
  • Page 42: Playing Scenes And Editing Play Lists

    Playing scenes and editing play lists Play Scenes HOME THEATER Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select the VIDEO Plus + FM/AM scene and press [ENTER]. DISPLAY DIRECT TV REC INPUT SELECT The scene you select is played. PLAY LIST 1 10/10 0:03 004 Dinosaur Play Scenes...
  • Page 43: Edit

    Edit Press [2, 1] to select the item (Add, Move, Re-edit or Erase) and press [ENTER]. To show scene 10 and later 1 10/10 0:03 004 Dinosaur PLAY LIST Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select “Next” and press [ENTER]. Edit Move Re-edit...
  • Page 44: Editing Programmes

    Editing programmes Erase HOME THEATER [RAM] [DVD-R] VIDEO Plus + FM/AM Press [2] to select “Erase” and press DISPLAY DIRECT TV REC INPUT SELECT [ENTER]. The programme is erased. Numbered [Note] buttons VOLUME ≥The disc’s available recording time may not increase after erasing CANCEL short programmes.
  • Page 45: Partial Erase

    Partial Erase Divide [RAM] [RAM] Select a point at which to divide the programme into two. Press [ENTER] at the start point of the Press [ENTER] at the point you want section you want to erase. to divide the programme. Partial Erase PLAY...
  • Page 46: Disc Information

    DISC INFORMATION Enter Title HOME THEATER [RAM] [DVD-R] VIDEO Plus + Entering text ( page 40) FM/AM DISPLAY DIRECT TV REC INPUT SELECT Disc Protection [RAM] If set, this will protect the disc from accidental erasure. VOLUME CANCEL -/-- Press [2] to set disc protection and SKIP SLOW/SEARCH press [ENTER].
  • Page 47: Format

    “Formatting the disc” is on the television. This can render the segments. disc unusable. ≥These DVD-R can be played on other Panasonic DVD players, but ≥Formatting normally takes a few minutes, however it may take up to this is not guaranteed. Play may not be possible due to the player a maximum of 70 minutes.
  • Page 48: The Radio

    The radio Preset tuning HOME THEATER HOME THEATER, Preset channels to make selection simple. VIDEO Plus + Up to 12 stations can each be set in the FM and AM bands. FM/AM FM/AM Automatic presetting DISPLAY DIRECT TV REC INPUT SELECT [Main\unit\only] W X CH Tune to “FM 87.50”...
  • Page 49: Rds Broadcasting

    RDS broadcasting Optional FM aerial connection [Main\unit\only] Use FM outdoor antenna if radio reception is poor. The unit can display the text data transmitted by the radio data [Note] system (RDS) available in some areas. ≥Disconnect the outdoor aerial when the unit is not in use. If the station you are listening to is transmitting RDS signals, “RDS”...
  • Page 50: Sound

    Sound ≥When connected with headphones, the following sound field systems cannot be used. (Excluding Sound Field Control) ≥You may experience a reduction in sound quality when these HOME THEATER sound field systems are used with some sources. If this occurs, VIDEO Plus + FM/AM turn the sound field system off.
  • Page 51: Virtual Rear Surround

    Virtual Rear Surround Adjusting the bass This mode is useful if you have to place your Press [S W.LEVEL]. surround speakers near the front speakers due to the layout of your room. This mode makes it seem like the sound from the surround speakers is coming from behind you.
  • Page 52: Changing The Unit's Settings

    Changing the unit’s settings Summary of settings This chart shows the initial settings for this unit. See pages 54–58 for details on menu operation. ≥Underlined items are the factory presets. Tabs Menus Options Tuning Manual ( page 54) Auto-Setup Restart ( page 55) Download ( page 55) ≥...
  • Page 53 Tabs Menus Options PLAY t1.3 & Audio during Search ≥On Sound [RAM] [DVD-R] [DVD-A] [DVD-V] [VCD] ≥Off: Quick View ( page 34) does not work. Choose whether to operate the Quick View (Play k1.3) or not and whether to have sound during the first level of fast- forward.
  • Page 54: Common Procedures

    Changing the unit’s settings Tuning HOME THEATER While SETUP menu screen is displayed VIDEO Plus + Press [3, 4] to select “Tuning” and FM/AM press [1]. DISPLAY DIRECT TV REC INPUT SELECT SETUP Manual Numbered Auto-Setup Restart Download buttons Tuning VOLUME Settings CANCEL...
  • Page 55: Setting Menu

    ∫ Custom settings for each channel Auto-Setup Restart, Download Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select the TV You can use the SETUP menus to start Auto Channel setting if Auto- Setup ( page 20) fails for some reason. station that you want to tune and press [ENTER].
  • Page 56: Changing The Remote Control Code

    MUTING MUTING Changing the remote control code Panasonic DVD players and recorders use the same remote control system so they may respond unintentionally to a command from this remote control. Change the code on this unit and its remote control (the two must match) if you place equipment close together.
  • Page 57: Clock Settings

    Clock settings Usually, the unit’s Auto-Setup or Download function automatically adjusts the clock to correct time. Under some reception conditions, however, the unit cannot set the clock automatically. In this case, follow the operation steps below to manually set the clock. While SETUP menu screen is displayed ( page 54) Press [3, 4] to select the “Settings”...
  • Page 58: Changing The Delay Time (speaker)

    Changing the unit’s settings Values If distance a or b is greater than or HOME THEATER equal to distance c, set to “0”. If distance a or b is less than VIDEO Plus + FM/AM distance c, set as follows. DISPLAY DIRECT TV REC INPUT SELECT...
  • Page 59: Optional Connections

    Optional connections Connecting other audio equipment HOME THEATER VIDEO Plus + Tape deck FM/AM For recording DISPLAY DIRECT TV REC INPUT SELECT INPUT SELECT OPTICAL W X CH R-AUDIO-L VIDEO S-VIDEO VOLUME white white REC IN CANCEL R-AUDIO-L VIDEO S-VIDEO -/-- AV4 IN SKIP...
  • Page 60: Info Connecting A Satellite Receiver Or Digital Receiver

    Optional connections Connecting a decoder HOME THEATER Decoder here refers to the device used to decode scrambled VIDEO Plus + broadcasts (Pay TV). FM/AM DISPLAY DIRECT TV REC INPUT SELECT This unit AM ANT FM ANT AV1 (TV) INPUT SELECT OPTICAL RF IN R-AUDIO-L...
  • Page 61: Maintenance

    Maintenance The precision parts in this unit are readily affected by the Press [INPUT SELECT] to select “A2”. environment, especially temperature, humidity, and dust. You can select the input channel by pressing [W X CH]. Cigarette smoke also can cause malfunction or breakdown. Press [SHIFT]r[AV2/OPT] to select To clean this unit, wipe with a soft, dry cloth.
  • Page 62: Error Messages

    Error messages On the television Page ≥The programme was copy-guarded. Cannot finish recording — ≥No space left on the disc. completely. Create space by erasing any unwanted programmes. [RAM] 31, 44, 46 Use a new disc. [RAM] [DVD-R] — ≥Recording was not completed for some other reason. —...
  • Page 63: Troubleshooting Guide

    Troubleshooting guide Before requesting service, make the below checks. If you are in doubt about some of the check points, or if the remedies indicated in the chart do not solve the problem, consult your dealer for instructions. Power Page ≥Insert the AC mains leads and system cable securely.
  • Page 64 Troubleshooting guide Recording and timer recording Page ≥You haven’t inserted a disc or the disc you inserted cannot be recorded on. Insert a disc the Cannot record. unit can record onto. ≥The disc is unformatted. Format the disc so this unit can record on it. [RAM] ≥The write-protect tab on the cartridge is set to PROTECT.
  • Page 65: Child Lock

    Radio Page ≥Check and see if the subwoofer’s AC mains lead is connected. Cannot select the tuner ≥Adjust the position of the FM or AM antenna. Noise is heard. — ≥Use an FM outdoor antenna. “ST” is flashing or doesn’t light. Sound is distorted.
  • Page 66: Glossary

    Glossary CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable Media) NICAM (NICAM Broadcasting System) CPRM is the copyright protection technology that is used to protect This is a 2 channel sound broadcast system which in most instances broadcasts that are allowed to be recorded only once (e.g. some provides high quality stereo sound.
  • Page 67: Specifications

    Specifications (DIN 45 500) ∫ AMPLIFIER SECTION ∫ SPEAKER SECTION ≥Front speakers [SB-PF1000] Total RMS Dolby Digital mode power 600 W(at 240V) 1 kHz, 10 % total harmonic distortion Type: 2 way, 2 speaker system, Bass-ref. 55 W per channel (6 ≠) Woofer: 6.5 cm CONE type Front:...
  • Page 68: Index

    Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited. Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. Web Site: RQT7062-B F0803MH0...

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