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Panasonic SC-PT464 Operating Instructions Manual

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The player plays DVD-Video marked with labels containing the region number "1" or "ALL".
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read
the instructions completely.
Please keep this manual for future reference.
As an ENERGY STAR Partner,
Panasonic has determined that
this product meets the ENERGY STAR
guidelines for energy efficiency.

Operating Instructions

DVD Home Theater Sound System
If you have any questions contact
1-800-211-PANA (7262)
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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read the instructions completely. Please keep this manual for future reference. ® As an ENERGY STAR Partner, Panasonic has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency. [_P_] Operating Instructions...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Responsible Party: Panasonic Corporation of North America One Panasonic Way Secaucus, NJ 07094 Support Contact: Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company Telephone No.: 1-800-211-PANA (7262)
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Getting Started IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS....2 Accessories ........4 Quick Start Guide step 1 Positioning .
  • Page 4: Accessories

    HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC. HDAVI Control VIERA Link is a trademark of Panasonic Corporation. EZ Sync is a trademark of Panasonic Corporation. iPod is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
  • Page 5: Step 1 Positioning

    Getting Started step 1 Positioning How you set up your speakers can affect the bass and the sound field. Note the following points: ≥ Place speakers on flat secure bases. ≥ Placing speakers too close to floors, walls, and corners can result in excessive bass. Cover walls and windows with thick curtains. ≥...
  • Page 6: Step 2 Connections

    step 2 Connections Turn off all equipment before connection and read the appropriate operating instructions. Do not connect the AC power supply cord until all other connections are complete. Speaker connections Setup example Pay attention to the type of speaker and the connector color when you place the speakers. Connect to the terminals of the same color.
  • Page 7: Audio And Video Connections

    ≥ Set “VIDEO PRIORITY” to “ON” ( AV OUT ≥ Set “VIDEO FORMAT” in Menu 4 (HDMI) ( VIERA Link “HDAVI Control” If your Panasonic TV is VIERA Link compatible, you can operate your TV synchronising with home theater operations or vice versa ( “HDAVI Control ”).
  • Page 8: Step 3 Ac Power Supply Cord Connection

    step 3 AC power supply cord connection To household AC outlet (AC 120 V, 60 Hz) AC IN AC power supply cord (included) step 4 Preparing the remote control Batteries Insert so the poles ( and ) match those in the remote control. R6/LR6, AA Replace the cover.
  • Page 9: Step 5 Easy Setup

    step 5 EASY SETUP The Easy setup screen assists you in making necessary settings. Preparation Turn on your TV and select the appropriate video input mode (e.g. VIDEO 1, AV 1, HDMI, etc.) to suit the connections to this unit. ≥...
  • Page 10: Setting Up The Radio

    Setting up the radio PLAY MODE PLAY MODE Numbered buttons SEARCH SKIP MENU MENU Presetting stations automatically Up to 30 stations can be set. Select “FM”. RADIO ≥ Main unit: EXT-IN Each time you press the button: MENU LOWEST (factory preset): PLAY To begin auto preset with the lowest LIST...
  • Page 11: Selecting The Playback Source

    Presetting stations manually Up to 30 stations can be set. 1 While listening to the radio broadcast Press [OK]. 2 While the frequency is flashing on the display Press the numbered buttons to select a channel. ≥ To select a 2-digit number e.g.
  • Page 12: Selecting The Source By The Remote Control

    Selecting the playback source (continued) iPod iPod SETUP SETUP Selecting the source by the remote control DVD/CD ( Each time you press the button: RADIO FM ( EXT-IN : For audio input through the AUX terminal. § D-IN : For audio input through the §...
  • Page 13: Selecting Sound Mode

    Selecting sound mode Select a sound mode. SOUND Each time you press the button: Equalizer SUBW LVL: Subwoofer Level C.FOCUS: Center Focus While the selected Make settings. mode is displayed Refer to the following for setting details of each sound effect. Equalizer You can select sound quality settings.
  • Page 14: Basic Play

    Basic play If you are experiencing problems, refer to troubleshooting ( Preparation To display the picture, turn on your TV and change its video input mode (e.g. VIDEO 1, AV 1, HDMI, etc.) to suit the connections to this unit. Using the main unit POWER Turn on the unit.
  • Page 15: Using The Remote Control

    Using the remote control Numbered buttons SEARCH SEARCH PLAY SLOW SKIP SKIP PAUSE STOP TOP MENU, DIRECT NAVIGATOR MENU RETURN PLAY MENU, PLAY LIST LIST FL DISPLAY FL DISPLAY One touch (Remote control only) The main unit automatically turns play PLAY on and starts playing the disc in the (during standby...
  • Page 16: Other Modes Of Play

    Other modes of play PLAYMODE PLAY MODE REPEAT REPEAT PLAY PLAY Repeat play This works only when the elapsed play time can be displayed. It also works with all JPEG content. During play Select an item to be repeated. e.g. [DVD-V] REPEAT `TITLE ---.
  • Page 17: Using Navigation Menus

    Using navigation menus SKIP SKIP TOP MENU, DIRECT NAVIGATOR MENU RETURN MENU, PLAY LIST PLAY LIST Playing data discs [WMA] [MP3] [JPEG] [DVD-VR] Select “DATA” in “DVD-VR/DATA” ( play WMA, MP3 or JPEG contents. Playing from the selected item You can select to play from your desired item while the “DATA-DISC” screen is displayed.
  • Page 18: Using On-screen Menus

    Using on-screen menus Numbered buttons PLAY PLAY RETURN Items shown differ depending on the type of disc. Menu 1 (Disc/Play) TRACK SEARCH TITLE SEARCH CONTENT SEARCH CHAPTER SEARCH PG SEARCH (Program Search) PL SEARCH (Playlist Search) FUNCTIONS AUDIO RETURN RETURN CANCEL CANCEL Show the on-screen...
  • Page 19 [JPEG] To select “ON” or “OFF” for picture’s J P G date display DATE DATE DISPLAY To rotate a picture (during pause) [JPEG]: 0,------. 90,------.180,------.270 ROTATION ^--------------------------------------------J Menu 2 (Video) NORMAL CINEMA1: Mellows images and enhances detail in dark scenes. PICTURE MODE CINEMA2: Sharpens images and enhances...
  • Page 20: Using The Viera Link "hdavi Control Tm

    EZ Sync VIERA Link “HDAVI Control” is a convenient function that offers linked operations of this unit, and a Panasonic TV (VIERA) under “HDAVI Control”. You can use this function by connecting the equipment with the HDMI cable.
  • Page 21: Speaker Control

    Speaker control You can select whether audio is output from this unit’s speakers or the TV speakers by using the TV menu settings. For details, refer to the operating instructions for your TV. Home theater This unit’s speakers are active. ≥...
  • Page 22: Using The Ipod

    Using the iPod PLAY MODE PLAY MODE REPEAT REPEAT iPod iPod PLAY PLAY SKIP SKIP PAUSE STOP STOP You can enjoy iPod music through this unit’s speakers or view iPod videos/photos on the TV. Preparation ≥ To view photos/videos from the iPod –...
  • Page 23: Speaker Installation Option

    Enjoying photos Select the iPod menu. Play a slideshow on your iPod. You can use the remote control to operate the iPod menu. [3, 4]: To navigate menu items. [OK]: To go to the next menu. To return to the previous menu. [RETURN]: The remote control operation may vary between iPod models.
  • Page 24: Changing The Player Settings

    Changing the player settings SETUP SETUP SETUP -CH SELECT SETUP -CH SELECT ≥ The settings remain intact even if you switch the unit to standby. ≥ Underlined items are the factory settings in the following menus. DISC menu AUDIO Choose the audio language. ≥...
  • Page 25 AUDIO menu Select to suit the type of equipment you connected to the HDMI AV OUT terminal. Select “BITSTREAM” when the equipment can decode the bitstream (digital form of 5.1-channel data). Otherwise, select “PCM”. (If the bitstream is output to the equipment without a decoder, high levels of noise can be output and may damage your speakers and hearing.) DOLBY DIGITAL §...
  • Page 26: Discs That Can Be Played

    Discs that can be played Reference Commercial discs Disc DVD-Video Video CD Recorded discs (±: Playable, —: Not playable) Disc DVD-RAM DVD-R/RW DVD-R DL iR/iRW iR DL CD-R/RW §1 ≥ It may not be possible to play all the above-mentioned discs in some cases due to the type of disc, the condition of the recording, the recording method, or how the files were created ( This unit can play CD-R/RW recorded with CD-DA or Video CD format.
  • Page 27: Maintenance

    Tips for making data discs Format Disc Extension CD-R/RW “.WMA” [WMA] “.wma” DVD-RAM “.MP3” [MP3] DVD-R/RW “.mp3” CD-R/RW DVD-RAM “.JPG” [JPEG] DVD-R/RW “.jpg” CD-R/RW “.JPEG” “.jpeg” ≥ There may be differences in the display order on the menu screen and computer screen. ≥...
  • Page 28: Troubleshooting Guide

    Troubleshooting guide Before requesting service, make the following checks. If you are in doubt about some of the check points, or if the solutions indicated in the following guide do not solve the problem, refer to “Customer Services Directory (United States and Puerto Rico)” on page 33. Power No power.
  • Page 29 Point B is automatically set. The end of an item becomes point B when it is reached. The Setup menu cannot be accessed. ≥ Select “DVD/CD” as the source. ≥ Cancel Program and Random play. ( Sound Sound is distorted. ≥...
  • Page 30: Specifications

    Specifications AMPLIFIER SECTION RMS Output Power: Dolby Digital Mode Front Ch 125 W per channel (3 ≠), 1 kHz, 10 % THD Surround Ch 125 W per channel (3 ≠), 1 kHz, 10 % THD Center Ch 250 W per channel (6 ≠), 1 kHz, 10 % THD Subwoofer Ch 250 W per channel (6 ≠), 100 Hz, 10 % THD Total RMS Dolby Digital mode power...
  • Page 31: Product Service

    GENERAL Power supply Power consumption Dimensions (WtHtD) Mass [Weight] Operating temperature range 0 oC to r40 oC (r32 oF to r104 oF) Operating humidity range 35 % to 80 % RH (no condensation) Power consumption in standby mode Product Service 1.
  • Page 32: Glossary

    Glossary Decoder A decoder restores the coded audio signals on DVDs to normal. This is called decoding. Dolby Digital This is a method of coding digital signals developed by Dolby Laboratories. Apart from stereo (2-channel) audio, these signals can also be 5.1-channel sound.
  • Page 33: Limited Warranty

    For hearing or speech impaired TTY users, TTY: 1-877-833-8855 Accessory Purchases (United States and Puerto Rico) Purchase Parts, Accessories and Instruction Books online for all Panasonic Products by visiting our Web Site at: or, send your request by E-mail to:
  • Page 34: Control Reference Guide

    [2] with [1]. 10, 15) 14, 15) 15, 17) Aim the remote control at the Panasonic TV and press the button. [Í]: Turn the TV on/off [INPUT]: Change the TV’s video input mode [r, s]: Adjust the TV volume This may not work properly with some models.
  • Page 35: Language Code List

    POWER OPEN CLOSE 1 Standby/on switch [POWER Í/I] Press to switch the unit from on to standby mode or vice versa. In standby mode, the unit is still consuming a small amount of power. ( 2 Open/Close the disc tray ( 3 Show the Easy setup ( 4 Stop playing / Select the tuning mode / Adjust the FM reception condition (...
  • Page 36 AC receptacle. User memo: DATE OF PURCHASE DEALER NAME DEALER ADDRESS TELEPHONE NUMBER Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, New Jersey 07094 C Panasonic Corporation 2009 Printed in Malaysia...

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