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Philips DVD963SA/P01 User Manual

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DVD Video / SACD Player
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• First Time Setup, and
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  • Page 1 • Hookups, • First Time Setup, and • Feature Operation. Before you return this product to the store, For fast help, call us first! Tel: see back page of your manual Thank you for making Philips a part of your home!
  • Page 2: Important Note

    Important Note Advarsel: Laserrudstråling ved åbning når sikkerhesafbrydere er ude af funktion. Undgå u tsættelse for stråling. Bemærk: Netafbryderen POWER er sekundært indkoblet og afbryder ikke strømmen fra nette. Den indbyggede netdel er derfor tilsluttet til lysnettet så længe netstikket sidder i stikkontakten. Observer: Nettbryteren POWER er sekundert innkoplet.
  • Page 4: General Information

    General Information The region code for this set is 2. Since it is usual for DVD movies to be released at different times in different regions of the world, all players have region codes and discs can have an optional region code. If you load a disc of a different region code to your player, you will see the region code notice on the screen.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Introduction Environmental Information ------------------------ 6 Supplied accessories -------------------------------- 6 Safety Information ----------------------------------- 6 Symbols Used in this Manual ---------------------- 6 Reality reproduced: Super Audio CD ------------ 7 The next standard: hybrid disc -------------------- 7 SACD: reality in sound...and vision --------------- 7 Functional Overview Front Panel -------------------------------------------- 8 Rear Panel --------------------------------------------- 9...
  • Page 6: Environmental Information

    Introduction Thank you for purchasing this Philips DVD/SACD player. This Owner’s Manual explains the basic operation of this DVD/SACD player. Environmental Information All unnecessary packaging has been omitted. The packaging has been made easy to separate into three materials: cardboard (box), polystyrene foam (buffer) and polyethylene (bags, protective foam sheet).
  • Page 7: Reality Reproduced: Super Audio Cd

    The new audio standard IS reality! The human ear is no longer capable of distinguishing audible reality from digital reproduction. At Philips the future starts today with the Super Audio Compact Disc player. This Super Audio CD player combines...
  • Page 8: Functional Overview

    Functional Overview Front Panel STANDBY-ON – to switch the player to standby mode or ON STANDBY INDICATOR – lights up when the player is in Standby mode DISPLAY – shows the current status of the player DVD 963SA DVD VIDEO/SACD PLAYER STANDBY-ON UPSAMPLING PROGRESSIVE...
  • Page 9: Rear Panel

    Rear Panel MAINS (AC Power Cord) – connect to a standard AC outlet COAXIAL (Digital audio out) – connect to AUDIO inputs of a digital (coaxial) audio equipment OPTICAL (Digital audio out) – connect to digital (optical) audio equipment DIGITAL AUDIO OUT PCM/MPEG2/AC-3/DTS MAINS COAXIAL...
  • Page 10: Remote Control

    Functional Overview Remote Control – select title/chapter – to select 3 different brightnesses for the display – activate/deactivate Favorite Track Selection SOUND MODE – selects required sound mode • for SACD: CD, Stereo or Multi-channel (if available) • for DVD/VCD: Stereo, Dolby Surround-compatible, 3D sound or Multi-channel RETURN...
  • Page 11: Preparation

    Basic Connections G Please refer to the instruction books of your TV, VCR, Stereo System or other devices as necessary to make the best connections. G Make one of the following connections, depending on the capabilities of your existing equipment. The following guidelines are options for the best picture and sound quality available on your DVD/SACD player.
  • Page 12 Preparation Cinemalink (on SCART) This DVD player is equipped with cinemalink feature (from Philips) which allows a more complete control of your home audio/video (AV) equipment. Cinemalink interconnection plug & playback will enable the AV system to recognise the users intention and automatically switch the necessary controls or input source accordingly.
  • Page 13: Connecting To An Audio System

    Connecting to an Audio System You can also listen to the sound of audio CDs, stereo SACDs and DVD Video discs by connecting to an optional stereo system. Connect the FRONT LEFT/RIGHT AUDIO OUT on the DVD player multichannel audio output to the Left and Right AUDIO IN on the stereo system.
  • Page 14: Connecting To A Digital Audio Equipment

    Preparation Connecting to a Digital Audio Equipment If your receiver has an Dolby Digital, DTS or MPEG2 decoder, Connect the COAXIAL or OPTICAL DIGITAL AUDIO OUT of the DVD player to the COAXIAL or OPTICAL DIGITAL AUDIO IN on your receiver. Set the DVD player’s digital output to ALL (see “Personal Preferences”) Notes:...
  • Page 15: Ntsc/pal Conversion

    NTSC/PAL Conversion DVD discs are recorded according to colour system eg. NTSC and PAL. Your TV also operates according to a colour system. This DVD player is compatible with NTSC and PAL. To play on this DVD player, the colour system of the DVD disc, the TV and the DVD player should match.
  • Page 16: Personal Preferences

    Preparation Personal Preferences In the Personal Preferences settings menu, you can customize your player to suit your own particular requirements. General operation: Press SYSTEM MENU on the remote control. will be highlighted in the menu bar. Press 4 to activate the Personal Preferences menu.
  • Page 17: Picture

    – Smart Picture ¶ Colour settings (not applicable on Component Video Output) You can select one of five predefined sets of colour settings and one set (Personal) which you can define yourself. You can also press SMART PICTURE key (on the front panel) to access the colour settings in the menubar.
  • Page 18: Sound

    Preparation Sound – Digital output ¶ Digital output selection enables you to specify the type of digital output suitable for your receiver. ¶ Select OFF to deactivate the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT. ¶ Select PCM only if your receiver is not capable of decoding multichannel audio.
  • Page 19: Speaker Settings (advance Bass Management)

    – PCM Output Allows to select PCM digital output between 48kHz and 96kHz. When 48kHz has been selected, 96kHz PCM data, (if available on disc) will be converted to 48kHz. Some 96kHz DVD are copy protected. If your PCM output selection is 96kHz, the digital output will be muted to comply with the standards.
  • Page 20: Channel Settings

    Preparation 6 Channel settings Front speaker L (Large): When the front speakers can reproduce low frequency signals below 120Hz S (Small): When the front speakers cannot produce low frequency signals below 120Hz Center Speaker L (Large): When the center speaker can reproduce low frequency signals below 120Hz S (Small): When the center speaker cannot...
  • Page 21: Language

    Dolby Pro Logic If the delay times for Surround Channel and Center Channel are set for Digital Surround mode, the delay times for Dolby Pro Logic mode will automatically be calculated and set. Pro Logic Surround Delay 10,5 0 1,5 3 4,5 6 7,5 9 10,5 12 Distance from front speakers (m) Language Selecting disc languages:...
  • Page 22: Operation

    Operation Basic Playback Press STANDBY ON on the front panel. Press OPEN/CLOSE / on the front panel to open disc loading tray. Place the chosen disc in the tray, with the label facing up. Press OPEN/CLOSE / again to close the tray. ➜...
  • Page 23: Video Cd And Super Video Cd

    Video CD and Super Video CD The current VCD 2.0 and Super Video CD 1.0 standard features are: Support following VCD and SVCD formats: Features Video CDs 2.0 Video MPEG-1 bit rate constant 1,150 Kbps resolution NTSC 352x240, 29.97Hz resolution PAL 352x288, 25Hz Still picture (photo) MPEG-1...
  • Page 24: Playing An Audio Cd

    Operation Press STOP to stop the playback. Press Sound Mode button on the remote control or the player front to toggle between SACD multi channel, SACD stereo and CD layers (depending on availability of the mode on the disc). ➜ The mode change will be indicated on the player front display.
  • Page 25: Special Vcd & Svcd Features

    Special VCD & SVCD Features Playback Control (PBC) Playback control is a feature on some Videos CDs / Super Video CDs that enables interactive use. Video CD discs with Playback Control features enables user to access a selected track directly from the disc menu.
  • Page 26: Slow Motion

    Operation Slow Motion DVD VCD Select (SLOW MOTION) in the menu bar and press 4. ➜ Playback will pause. Use the cursor keys 1 2 to select the required speed: -1, -1/2, -1/4 or -1/8 (backward), or +1/8, +1/4, +1/2 or +1 (forward). Select 1 to play the disc at normal speed again.
  • Page 27: Time Search

    Time search DVD VCD The Time Search function allows you to start playing at any chosen time on the disc. Select (TIME SEARCH) in the menu bar and press 4. ➜ Playback will pause. ➜ The elapsed playing time is displayed in a time edit box.
  • Page 28: Auto Wake-up Timer

    Operation Storing chapters/indexes Press 4 on the selected chapter/indexes number. ➜ The chapter/indexes number will be highlighted. Use 2 and 1 to select the required chapter number. Press OK to confirm the selection. ➜ The selected chapter/indexes confirmation will be added to the list of selections. Press SYSTEM MENU to exit the VIDEO FTS c menu.
  • Page 29: Mp3 Disc Features

    MP3 Disc Features Support following MP3-CD formats (ISO9660 format): G Max. 30 characters G Max. nested directory is 8 levels G The max. ALB number is 32 G Supported VBR bit-rate G Supported sampling frequencies for MP3 disc are: 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz G Supported Bit-rates of MP3 disc are: 32, 64, 96, 128, 192, 256 (kbps) Following formats can’t be supported...
  • Page 30: Access Control

    Access Control Child Lock DVD VCD Activating/deactivating the Child Lock When disc playback is stopped, select ACCESS CONTROL in the Personal Preferences menu using the 3/4 keys. Enter a 4-digit code of your own choice twice. Move to “CHILD LOCK” using the 3/4 keys. Move to Ç...
  • Page 31 DVD/SACD player, certain aspects of the technical standards had not been settled between set makers and the disc industries. On this basis, Philips cannot guarantee the functioning of the PARENTAL CONTROL system and denies any liability associated with unintended watching of disc content.
  • Page 32: Specifications

    Specifications PLAYBACK SYSTEM DVD Video SACD multi channel and SACD stereo Video CD & SVCD CD (CD-Recordable and CD-Rewritable) MP3 CD TV STANDARD (PAL/50Hz) (NTSC/60Hz) Number of lines Playback Multistandard (PAL/NTSC) VIDEO PERFORMANCE RGB output 0.7 Vpp into 75 ohm YUV output Y: 1Vpp into 75 ohm Pr/Cr Pb/Cb: 0.7Vpp into 75 ohm...
  • Page 33: Maintenance

    Cleaning the disc lens ¶ After prolonged use, dirt or dust may accumulate at the disc lens. To ensure good playback quality, clean the disc lens with Philips CD Lens Cleaner or any commercially available cleaner. Follow the instructions supplied with the cleaner.
  • Page 34 Troubleshooting Problem No audio at digital output No sound and picture Disc can’t be played Picture freezes momentarily during playback No return to start-up screen when disc is removed The player does not respond to the remote control Buttons do not work or player stops responding Player does not respond to some operating commands during playback.

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