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Philips HTS3544 User Manual

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User Manual
Manuel D'utilisation
Manual del usuario



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  • Page 1 User Manual Manuel D’utilisation Manual del usuario welcome HTS3544 HTS3555 welcome welcome...
  • Page 2 Registering your model with PHILIPS makes you eligible for all of the valuable benefits listed below, so don't miss out. Complete and return your Product Registration Card at once, or register online at to ensure:...
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Read these instructions. Keep these instructions. Heed all warnings. Follow all instructions. Do not use this apparatus near water. Clean only with dry cloth. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer´s instructions. Do not install near any heat sources such as r adiator s, heat registers,stoves,or other apparatus (including ampli ers)
  • Page 4: Declaration Of Conformity

    CONTACT OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER.’ Declaration of Conformity Model number: HTS3544, HTS3555 Trade Name: Philips Responsible Party: Philips Consumer Electronics A Division of Philips Electronics North America Corp. P. O. Box 671539 Marietta, GA 30006-0026 1-800-PHILIPS (744-5477) ENERGY STAR and the ENERGY...
  • Page 5 Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories, “Dolby”, “Pro Logic” and the double- D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Manufactured under license from one or more of the following DTS, Inc. U.S. Pat. No’s: 5,451,942; 5,956,674; 5,974,380; 5,978,762; 6,226,616; 6,487,535 and other U.S. and world-wide patents issued and pending.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents General General Information ... 8 Setup precautions ...8 Accessories supplied ...8 Cleaning discs ...8 About recycling ...8 Product Overview Main Unit ... 9 Remote Control ...10-12 Using the remote control ...12 Connections Basic Connections ...13-18 Step 1 : Placing the speakers ...13 Step 2 : Connecting to TV ...14-16 Option 1: Using the Video jack ...14 Option 2: Using the S-Video jack ...14...
  • Page 7 Setting the delay times for audio playback ...29 Playback Control (VCD only) ...29 Preview function (VCD/SVCD only) ... 30 Playing a MP3WMA disc ...31 Playing a JPEG image fi le (slide show) ...32 Playing MP3/WMA music and JPEG pictures simultaneously ...33 Playing a DivX disc ...33 Playback other supported devices Playback - GoGear/iPod ...
  • Page 8: General Information

    – 1 remote control with batteries – 1 composite video cable (yellow) – 1 FM wire antenna – 1 docking station for Philips GoGear/ Apple iPod with accessories – interconnect cable (to main unit) – 3.5mm video cable (to TV) –...
  • Page 9: Main Unit

    STANDBY-ON2 – Turns on this unit or turns off to normal standby mode. Disc Tray OPEN/CLOSE ç – Opens/closes the disc tray. Display panel SOURCE – Selects the relevant active source mode: DISC, FM, AM/MW, DOCK, TV, AUX, DI (DIGITAL IN) or MP3 LINE-IN. í...
  • Page 10: Remote Control

    – RADIO: press and hold this button to erase the current preset radio station. TV VOL +/- – Adjusts the volume of the TV (for Philips TVs or compatible brands only.) AUDIO SYNC – Sets the audio output delay times if the video playback is slower than the audio output.
  • Page 11 DISC MENU – For DVD, enters or exits disc contents menu. – For VCD/SVCD, enters digest menu. – Confi rms an entry or selection. v V b B – DISC: selects movement direction in the menu. – DISC: press left or right for fast forward and backward search.
  • Page 12: Using The Remote Control

    Remote Control Using the remote control Open the battery compartment. Insert two batteries type R03 or AAA, following the indications (+-) inside the compartment. Close the cover. Point the remote control directly at the remote sensor (iR) on the front panel. Select the source you wish to control by pressing the DISC/USB, RADIO, AUX/DI, MP3 LINE-IN, DOCK or TV button on...
  • Page 13: Basic Connections

    Step 1: Placing the speakers The Philips Home Theater System is simple to install. However, proper system placement is critical to ensure an optimum sound experience. Place the front left and right speakers at equal distances from the TV and at an angle of approximately 45 degrees from the listening position.
  • Page 14: Step 2: Connecting To Tv

    Basic Connections Step 2: Connecting to TV This connection enables you to view the video playback from this unit. You only need to choose one of the options below to make the video connection. – For a standard TV, follow option 1 or –...
  • Page 15: Option 3: Connecting To A Progressive Scan Tv Or Component Video Input

    Option 3 DOCK Option 3: Connecting to a Progressive Scan TV or component video input The progressive scan video quality is only available when using Y Pb Pr connection and a progressive scan TV is required. It provides superior picture quality when watching DVD movies.
  • Page 16: Option 5: Using An Accessory Rf Modulator

    (labeled as 75 ohm or RF In,) you need an RF modulator in order to view the DVD playback on the TV. See your electronics retailer or contact Philips for details about RF modulator availability and operations. Use the supplied composite video cable (yellow) to connect the main unit’s...
  • Page 17: Step 4: Connecting Speakers And Subwoofer

    Basic Connections (continued) FRONT FRONT CENTER LEFT FRONT RIGHT SUBWOOFER REAR RIGHT REAR LEFT DOCK Step 4: Connecting speakers and subwoofer Connect all the speakers and subwoofer to the matching jacks at the rear of the main unit. Make sure that the colors of the plugs and jacks are matched.
  • Page 18: Step 5: Connecting The Power Cord

    Basic Connections (continued) DOCK Step 5: Connecting the power cord After everything is connected properly, connect the AC power cord into the power outlet. The standby LED on the main unit lights Helpful Hints: – Refer to the type plate at the rear or bottom of the product for identifi cation and supply ratings.
  • Page 19: Optional Connections

    DOCK Connecting audio from TV When connecting the audio output from your TV to this Home Theater System, you can have the sound of the TV output on all the speakers. It enables you to enjoy the multi-channel surround sound capabilities.
  • Page 20: Getting Started

    Getting Started Finding the correct viewing channel Press SOURCE button on the main unit until ‘DISC’ appears on the display panel (or DISC/USB on the remote control.) Turn on the TV and switch it to the correct video-in channel. You may go to the lowest channel on your TV, then press the Channel Down button on your TVs remote control until you see the Video In channel.
  • Page 21: Setting Language Preferences

    Setting language preferences The language options are different depending on your country or region. It may not correspond to the illustrations shown on the user manual. On-screen display (OSD) language The OSD (On-Screen Display) language for this unit remains as you have set it, regardless of the changes made to the DVD disc language.
  • Page 22: Setting The Tv Display

    Getting Started (continued) If the language you want is not available in the list, select { Others. } Use the numeric keypad (0-9) on the remote control to enter the 4-digit language code ‘XXXX’ (see last page) and press OK to confi rm. Repeat steps for other settings.
  • Page 23: Setting Up Progressive Scan Feature

    Setting up Progressive Scan feature (for Progressive Scan TV only) The progressive scan displays twice the number of frames per second than interlaced scanning (ordinary normal TV system.) With nearly double the number of lines, progressive scan offers higher picture resolution and quality. Before you start...
  • Page 24: Setting The Speakers' Channels

    Getting Started (continued) Setting the speakers’ channels You can adjust the delay times (center and surround only) and volume level for individual speakers. These adjustments let you optimize the sound according to your surroundings and setup. Before you start... Stop the disc playback by pressing STOP button twice or remove the disc from the disc tray.
  • Page 25: Disc Operations

    Playable discs Your DVD home theater system plays: – Digital Versatile Discs (DVDs) – Video CDs (VCDs) – Super Video CDs (SVCDs) – Finalized DVD Recordable (DVD±R), DVD Rewritable (DVD±RW) – Audio Compact Discs (CDs) – MP3/ Windows Media™ Audio discs,...
  • Page 26: Basic Playback Controls

    Disc Operations Basic playback controls Pausing playback During playback, press u. While in pause mode, you can press to step forward one frame at each press. To resume playback, press u again. Selecting another track/chapter Press í / ë or use the numeric keypad 0-9 to key in a track/chapter number.
  • Page 27: Programming Disc Tracks

    Programming disc tracks (not for Picture CD/MP3 discs) You can play the contents of the disc in the order you want by programming the playing order of the tracks. Press PROGRAM on the remote control. The programming menu appears. Program: Track (01-16) Exit Start Next...
  • Page 28: Viewing Playback Information

    Disc Operations Viewing playback information This unit can display the disc playback information (for example, title or chapter number, elapsed playing time, audio/ subtitle language) and a number of operations can be done without interrupting disc playback. During playback, press DISPLAY. A list of available disc information appears on the TV.
  • Page 29: Changing Sound Track Language

    Changing sound track language This operation works only on DVDs with multiple sound track languages, or VCDs with multiple audio channels. Press AUDIO repeatedly to select the available audio languages. For VCD – changing the audio channel Press AUDIO repeatedly to select the available audio channels provided by the disc (STEREO, MONO LEFT, MONO RIGHT or MIX MONO.)
  • Page 30: Preview Function (Vcd/Svcd Only)

    Disc Operations Preview function (VCD/SVCD only) This function allows you to preview the contents of a VCD/SVCD. Press DISC MENU. Select Digest Type: Track Digest Disc Interval Track Interval keys to select one of the following options and press OK. { Track Digest } View six different tracks on one screen each time.
  • Page 31: Playing A Mp3Wma Disc

    Playing a MP3/ WMA disc This unit can playback most of the MP3 and Windows Media™ Audio fi les recorded on a recordable disc or commercial CD. Before you start ... Turn on your TV to the correct Video In channel.
  • Page 32: Playing A Jpeg Image Fi Le (Slide Show)

    Disc Operations Playing a JPEG image fi le (slide show) Before you start ... Turn on your TV to the correct Video In channel. See ‘Finding the correct viewing channel’ for details. Insert a JPEG photo CD (Kodak Picture CD, JPEG.) For a Kodak disc, the slide show begins automatically.
  • Page 33: Playing Mp3/Wma Music And Jpeg Pictures Simultaneously

    Playing MP3/WMA music and JPEG pictures simultaneously You can create a musical slide show if the disc contains both the MP3/WMA music and JPEG picture fi les. Insert a MP3/WMA disc that contains music and pictures. Select a track in the menu and press u to start playback.
  • Page 34: Playback - Gogear/Ipod

    Playback - GoGear/iPod Playing music from compatible GoGear/iPod devices Music on your Philips GoGear/Apple iPod can be played on this unit with the support the docking station. It enables you to enjoy the superior sound output from the speaker system.
  • Page 35: Playback - Usb Device

    Playing from USB fl ash drive or USB memory card reader You can play or view the data fi les (JPEG, MP3, Windows Media™ Audio or DivX) in the USB fl ash drive or USB memory card reader. However, editing or copying the data fi le is not possible.
  • Page 36: Playback - Other Audio Player

    Playback - Other Audio Player Playing from other portable audio player When you connect your portable audio player to this unit to get the best immersion sound experience through the speaker system. However, controlling of playback is only possible on the portable audio player.
  • Page 37: Setup Menu Options

    Accessing the setup menu This system setup is carried out via the TV, enabling you to customize this unit to suit your particular requirements. In disc mode, press SETUP on the remote control. The setup menu appears. keys to select one of the setup menu options and press OK.
  • Page 38: General Setup Page

    { 15/30/45/60 mins } – Select the preset minutes for switching { Off } DivX(R) VOD Code Philips provides you with the DivX® VOD (Video On Demand) registration code that allows you to rent or purchase videos from DivX® VOD service at All the downloaded videos from DivX®...
  • Page 39: Audio Setup Page

    Audio Setup Page (underlined options are the factory default settings) Speakers Volume Access the speaker’s level setup menu. Use the volume level for each connected speaker between -6dB to +6dB. See ‘Getting Started - Setting the speakers’ channels’ for details. Speakers Delay Access the speaker’s distance setup menu.
  • Page 40 Setup Menu Options Audio Setup Page (underlined options are the factory default settings) CD Upsampling This feature enables you to convert the music CD to a higher sampling rate using sophisticated digital signal processing for better sound quality. { Off } { 88.2 kHz (X2) } –...
  • Page 41: Video Setup Page

    Video Setup Page (underlined options are the factory default settings) TV Type Select the color system that matches the connected TV. It enables playback of a different type of disc (PAL or NTSC disc) on this unit. { NTSC } { Multi } TV Display The picture shape can be adjusted to fi t your TV.
  • Page 42: Video Setup

    Setup Menu Options Video Setup Page (underlined options are the factory default settings) HDMI Setup It provides the picture settings to enhance the appearance and picture quality for disc playback. This feature is only applicable if you have connected this unit to a HDMI-compatible TV/device. { Wide Screen Format } –...
  • Page 43: Preference Setup Page

    Preference Setup Page Audio Select the preferred audio language for DVDs with multiple sound tracks. Subtitle Select the preferred subtitle language for DVD playback. Disc Menu Select the preferred disc menu language for DVD playback. Note: If the selected audio/subtitle/disc menu language is not available on the DVD, the disc’s default language will be used instead.
  • Page 44: Preference Setup

    Setup Menu Options Preference Setup Page MP3/JPEG Nav MP3/JPEG Navigator can only be set if the disc is recorded with a menu. It allows you to select different display menus for easy navigation. { Without Menu } – Display all the fi les contained in the MP3/ { With Menu } –...
  • Page 45: Radio Operations

    Before you start ... Make sure the FM and AM/MW antennas are connected. Tuning to radio stations Press SOURCE repeatedly until ‘FM’ appears on the display panel (or press RADIO on the remote control.) Press and hold on the remote control to start tuning.
  • Page 46: Using Automatic Preset

    Radio Operations Press u. This unit starts searching from the FM band followed by the AM/MW band. All the available radio stations with strong signal will be stored automatically. Once complete, the fi rst tuned radio station will be played back. Using automatic preset Use automatic presetting to store or reinstall all the preset radio stations.
  • Page 47: Sound And Volume Controls

    MUTE VOL+- SURROUND SOUND Volume control Press VOL + - to increase or decrease the volume level. ‘VOL MIN’ is the minimum volume level and ‘VOL MAX’ is the maximum volume level. To turn off the volume temporarily Press MUTE %. Playback continues without sound and ‘MUTE’...
  • Page 48: Other Features

    Other Features Installing the latest software Periodically Philips will issue software upgrades to enhance the user experience. Get the software version of this unit by pressing OPEN/CLOSE ç to open the disc compartment Press DISPLAY on the remote control. Write down the information for your current software version.
  • Page 49: Specifi Cations

    AMPLIFIER Total output power: - Home Theater mode: 1000 W - FTC* output power: 510 W Frequency Response: 180 Hz – 14 kHz / ±3 dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio: > 60 dB (A-weighted) Input Sensitivity - AUX In : 500 mV - TV In: 250 mV - MP3 Line-In:...
  • Page 50: Troubleshooting

    If a fault occurs, fi rst check the points listed below before taking the system for repair. If you are unable to solve a problem by following these instructions, consult your dealer or Philips for help. Problem (General) No power.
  • Page 51 Problem (Playback) The unit does not start playback. The aspect ratio of the screen cannot be changed even though you have set the TV display. Cannot activate some features such as Angles, Subtitles, or multi-language Audio. Not able to select some items in the setup/system menu.
  • Page 52: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Problem (USB/HDMI/DOCK) The contents of the USB fl ash drive cannot be read. Slow operation of the USB fl ash drive. No audio output from HDMI connection. No video output from HDMI connection. No audio from GoGear/iPod playback. No video from iPod playback. (continued) Solution –...
  • Page 53: Frequently Asked Questions (Usb)

    Frequently Asked Questions (USB) Why does it take so long to display the contents on my USB device? – This could be due to the large numbers of fi les (>500 fi les/folders) or size of the fi les (>1MB.) –...
  • Page 54: Glossary

    Glossary Analog audio: Sound that has not been turned into numbers. Analog sound is available with you use the AUDIO LEFT/ RIGHT. These red and white jacks send audio through two channels, the left and right. Aspect ratio: Aspect ratio refers to the length to height ratio of TV screens.
  • Page 55: Glossary

    JPEG: A very common digital still picture format. A still-picture data compression system proposed by the Joint Photographic Expert Group, which features small decrease in image quality in spite of its high compression ratio. Files are recognized by their fi le extension ‘JPG or JPEG.’ MP3: A fi le format with a sound data compression system.
  • Page 56: Limited Warranty

    Philips is not liable for any damage to or loss of any programs, data, or other information stored on any media contained within the product, or any non-Philips product or part not covered by this warranty.

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