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Blu-ray Disc™/
DVD Player
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ES Manual de Usuario
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  • Page 1: En User Manual

    To obtain a more detailed electronic copy of • To obtain assistance, contact Philips Customer Care Center; this manual, go to México D.F. and Área Metropolitana; 58 87 97 36 Interior de la Republica; 01 800 839 19 89 ES Manual de Usuario Colombia;...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS INTRODUCTION ..........3 NETWORK FEATURES ........35 Safety Instruction ............3 Before Using Network Features ......35 Supplied Accessories ........... 6 Information on Network Services ......35 FEATURES ............7 LIST OF SETTINGS ...........36 Features ................7 SETUPS ............. 40 System Information ............
  • Page 3: Introduction

    Register online at today to get the most benefits from your purchase. Registering your model with Philips makes you eligible for all of the valuable benefits listed below, so don’t miss out. Register online at to ensure: * Product Safety Notification * Additional Benefits By registering your product, you’ll receive...
  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 1. Read these instructions. 2. Keep these instructions. 3. Heed all warnings. 4. Follow all instructions. 5. Do not use this apparatus near water. 6. Clean only with dry cloth. 7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. 8.
  • Page 5 The following FCC/IC RSS applies to the Wireless LAN adapter included in this product. FCC Caution: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment. This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter. Country Code Statement For product available in the USA market, only channel 1 ...
  • Page 6: Supplied Accessories

    Important Registering your model with Philips makes you eligible for all of the valuable benefits listed below, so don’t miss out. Register online at to ensure: Product Safety Notification By registering your product you receive notification - directly from the manufacturer - in the rare case of a product recall or safety defect.
  • Page 7: Features

    2. FEATURES 2.1. Features Blu-ray Disc™ BD-Live™ You can enjoy Blu-ray Disc™ which is capable of storing BD-Live™ (BD-ROM version 2 Profile 2.0) that five times more data than a conventional DVD. allows interactive functions to be used when this unit is connected to the Internet in addition to the BD-Java BONUSVIEW™...
  • Page 8 Netflix With this unit, you can enjoy movies and TV episodes streamed instantly from Netflix via the Internet. In order to use this feature, you must visit on your PC and become a Netflix member. YouTube™ This unit enables you to access YouTube™. On your TV screen, you can enjoy a large number of video clips streamed from YouTube™.
  • Page 9: System Information

    ˝Version Info” screen provides information about this unit’s software version. You can also download the latest software from the Philips website and update it yourself if it is newer than the version currently on your unit. The current version of software on your unit can be seen on the “Version Info” screen.
  • Page 10: Functional Overview

    3. FUNCTIONAL OVERVIEW 3.1. Front Panel 3 4* * The unit can also be turned on by pressing this button. Disc tray 3. Infrared sensor window 2. Power-On indicator (OPEN/CLOSE) button* (STANDBY/ON) button 6. USB Input Caution • Do not connect any device other than USB Memory Stick or USB card reader into the USB Input. (e.g. PC, external HDD, digital camera, keyboard, mouse, etc.) •...
  • Page 11: Remote Control

    3.3. Remote Control (SKIP) button • During playback, press once to return to the beginning of the current Title, Chapter, Track or File. • During playback, press twice to return to the previous Title, Chapter, Track or File. • During Photo playback, press to return to the previous File.
  • Page 12 Note C Using the Remote Control • Use the supplied remote control. Remote-control Remote Control Usage Guidelines: operation on any other remote control, such as a • Make sure that there are no obstacles between the universal remote control, is not guaranteed. remote control and the infrared sensor window on •...
  • Page 13: Guide To On-Screen Display

    3.4. Guide to On-Screen Display C Home Menu When you Turn On the unit, Home Menu will appear automatically. Otherwise, press [ (HOME)]. ˝Disc˝: Initiates playback of inserted disc, displays a list of Tracks / Files or the Media Filter Menu 2.
  • Page 14: Connections

    4. CONNECTIONS 4.1. Connection to a TV C HDMI Connection (Supports up to 1080i( 1), 1080p( 2), 1080p/24( 3) resolution.) Your TV HDMI cable (not supplied) HDMI IN (*1) 1080i: Outputs video data with a frame rate of 30 frames per second. (*2) 1080p: Outputs video data with a frame rate of 60 frames per second.
  • Page 15: Hdmi Audio Output

    4.3. HDMI Audio Output ˝HDMI” > “HDMI” setting Bitstream Re-encode Media Source Dolby Digital Dolby Digital Multi LPCM Dolby Digital Dolby Digital Plus Dolby Digital Plus Multi LPCM Dolby Digital Plus (*1) Dolby TureHD Dolby TrueHD Multi LPCM Dolby TrueHD (*1) 2ch PCM DTS-HD...
  • Page 16: Connection To The Network

    4.4. Connection to the Network By connecting this unit to the Internet, you can update Software via the Internet, access BD-Live™ and other Network Services such as Netflix and YouTube™. – Software Update: For more information, refer to “Software Update” on page 48. –...
  • Page 17 C Wireless Connection Internet Wireless Router Ethernet cable (not supplied) Note • If using the Wireless Connection, refer to “Wireless Connection” on page 42 to configure Network settings. • For a Wireless Router, use a Router that supports IEEE 802.11 b/g/n specifications. (“n”...
  • Page 18: Before You Start

    5. BEFORE YOU START 5.1. Initial Setup After you have completed all of the connections to your TV, review the steps below. 1. Press [ (STANDBY/ON)] to Turn On the unit. 2. Turn On your TV. 3. Language setup screen will appear. Use [ ] to select your language, then press [OK].
  • Page 19: Information On Playback

    6. INFORMATION ON PLAYBACK 6.1. Information on Playback C Playable Discs and Files Playable discs Logos Blu-ray Disc™ - BD-video - BD-RE* (ver. 2.1) (Recorded in BDMV format) - BD-R* (ver. 1.1 / 1.2 / 1.3) (Recorded in BDMV format) (Unfinalized disc may not be played back.) DVD-video DVD-RW...
  • Page 20 C Recommended Specifications AVCHD This unit cannot play back stand-alone AVCHD files (*.m2ts, *.mts or *.m2t) written to a DVD or copied to an SD Memory Card. The DVD or SD Memory Card containing AVCHD files must have a proper file and folder structure meeting AVCHD format specifications.
  • Page 21 C Unplayable Media and Files The following discs will not be played back on this unit. • CD-ROM • CD-I (compact disc-interactive) • DVD-RAM • VSD (video single disc) • DVD-audio • video CD • HD DVD • SVCD • SDXC Memory Card •...
  • Page 22: Guide To File List

    C Description for Icons ] : group (folder) icon ] : music file icon ] : photo file icon - ˝Folders” refers to the group of files. - ˝Track” refers to the contents recorded on the audio CD. - ˝Files” refers to the contents on a disc which are recorded in AVCHD or JPEG / PNG / MP3 / FLAC / AAC / WAV file format.
  • Page 23: How To Insert A Disc

    6.3. How to Insert a Disc 1. Press [ (OPEN/CLOSE)] to Open the disc tray. 2. Place the Disc on the disc tray with its label side facing up. 3. Press [ (OPEN/CLOSE)] to Close the disc tray. • It may take a while to load the disc. Align the Disc to the disc tray guide.
  • Page 24: Basic Playback

    7. BASIC PLAYBACK 7.1. Playing Back a Disc PHOTO PHOTO MUSIC MUSIC [DVD Video] [BD Video] AVCHD AVCHD [AVCHD] [JPEG] [CD] [MUSIC] FILE FILE FILE FILE VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO 1. Insert a disc (refer to “How to Insert a Disc” on page 23). •...
  • Page 25: Playing Back Contents From A Usb Memory Stick

    Note for Photo Playback • Every press of [ ] will turn the image by 90 degrees when an image is displayed. • Some unplayable folders or files may be listed due to the recording status. • High-resolution Photo files take longer to be displayed. •...
  • Page 26: Using The Title / Disc / Pop Menu

    7.3. Using the Title / Disc / Pop Menu [DVD Video] [BD Video] AVCHD AVCHD [AVCHD] VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO Some BD-videos, DVD-videos or AVCHD files may contain a Title Menu which describes the contents of the disc, or a Disc Menu which guides you through the available functions on the disc. •...
  • Page 27: Special Playback

    8. SPECIAL PLAYBACK 8.1. Fast Forward / Fast Reverse MUSIC MUSIC [DVD Video] [BD Video] AVCHD AVCHD [AVCHD] [CD] [MUSIC] FILE FILE VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO 1. During playback, press [ (FORWARD)] repeatedly for Fast Forward. During playback, press [ (REVERSE)] repeatedly for Fast Reverse.
  • Page 28: Repeat Playback

    8.4. Repeat Playback Available repeat functions vary depending on the disc. 1. During playback, press [OPTIONS] to display the Play Menu. 2. Use [ ] to select “Repeat” then press [OK]. 3. Use [ ] to select the desired repeat mode. REPEAT MODE AVAILABLE MEDIA Chapter Repeat...
  • Page 29: Pip (Bonusview™) Setting

    8.7. PiP (BONUSVIEW™) Setting [BD Video] VIDEO VIDEO Some BD-videos have the PiP function which enables you to display the Secondary Video in the Primary Video. Primary Video Secondary Video 1 / 2 MPEG 1. During playback, press [OPTIONS] to display the Play Menu. 2.
  • Page 30: Title / Chapter Search

    8.9. Title / Chapter Search [DVD Video] [BD Video] AVCHD AVCHD [AVCHD] VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO C Using [ (SKIP)] / [ (SKIP)] 1. During playback, press [ (SKIP)] to Skip the current Title or Chapter and move to the next. The Title or Chapter will move forward one at a time.
  • Page 31: Time Search

    8.11. Time Search MUSIC MUSIC [DVD Video] [BD Video] AVCHD AVCHD [AVCHD] [CD] [MUSIC] FILE FILE VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO 1. During playback, press [OPTIONS] to display the Play Menu. 2. Use [ ] to select “Search”, then press [OK]. 3.
  • Page 32: Switching Subtitles

    8.13. Switching Subtitles Some video materials may have subtitles in one or more languages. For commercially available discs, the supported languages can be found on the disc case. Follow the steps below to switch the Subtitle language during playback. [DVD Video] [BD Video] AVCHD AVCHD...
  • Page 33: Switching Audio Soundtrack

    8.14. Switching Audio Soundtrack When playing back video material recorded with two or more soundtracks (these are often in different audio languages or audio formats), you can switch between them during playback. [DVD Video] [BD Video] AVCHD AVCHD [AVCHD] VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO...
  • Page 34: Switching Camera Angles

    8.15. Switching Camera Angles [DVD Video] [BD Video] VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO Some BD-videos and DVD-videos contain scenes which have been shot simultaneously from various angles. You can change the Camera Angle when appears on the TV screen. 1. During playback, press [OPTIONS] to display the Play Menu. 2.
  • Page 35: Network Features

    9. NETWORK FEATURES Before Using Network Features 9.1. Please follow the instructions below before using Network features. 1. Connect this unit to the Internet. • Refer to “Connection to the Network” on page 16. 2. Set up necessary Network Connection settings. •...
  • Page 36: List Of Settings

    LIST OF SETTINGS In “Setup”, you can customize various kinds of settings as you prefer. Refer to the following instructions to navigate through the Setup Menu. 1. Press [ (HOME)] to access the Home Menu. 2. Use [ ] to select “Setup”, then press [OK]. 3.
  • Page 37 Category Menus / Options Video CC Font outline Default None Raised Depressed Uniform Left drop shadowed Right drop shadowed CC Font outline color White Black Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan CC Background color Default White Black Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan CC Background opacity Solid...
  • Page 38 Category Menus / Options Preference Menu Language Auto English Français Español Audio Bulgarian Italian Chinese Japanese Czech Korean Danish Norwegian Dutch Polish English Portuguese Finnish Romanian French Russian German Slovak Greek Spanish Hungarian Swedish Icelandic Turkish Irish Other Subtitle Bulgarian Italian Chinese Japanese...
  • Page 39 Category Menus / Options Advanced Software Update Disc Network Automatically check for latest software Version Info Restore default settings Reset Settings (Unit) Erase Saved BD-ROM Data (USB) Erase Saved BD-ROM Data Reset Network Settings Note • There may be grayed-out (unselectable) items while the unit is in Resume-On-Stop mode. In order to configure these settings, exit Resume-On-Stop mode.
  • Page 40: Setups

    SETUPS 11.1. Network Connection Q (HOME) A “Setup” A “Network” A “Network Installation” Perform the Network Connection Setup in order to use Network Features, such as BD-Live™, Netflix, YouTube™ and the Network Update function. C Connection Test After you enable a Network Connection or change Network settings, always perform the Connection Test to check to see if the Connection is correctly made.
  • Page 41 Manual In the following cases, configure each setting as necessary. – When connection test failed with Auto setting. – When instructed by your Internet service provider to make specific settings in accordance with your Network environment. IP setting 1. Use [ ] to select “Setup”...
  • Page 42 C Wireless Connection If you connect this unit to a Wireless Network, select “Wireless” and set up necessary settings. Please make a note of your SSID (Service Set Identifier – Wireless Network Name) and its WEP* / WPA / WPA2 Key before proceeding with the Setup.
  • Page 43 Auto Scan 1. Follow steps 1 to 5 in “Easy Connect” on page 42. 2. Use [ ] to select “Auto Scan”, then press [OK]. • This unit will automatically start searching for nearby Wireless Networks. 3. The search result will be displayed. Use [ ] to select an appropriate SSID, then press [OK].
  • Page 44 Manual Entry Set up the connection to the Wireless Router manually by entering the SSID. In the following cases, select “Manual Entry” to set each setting as necessary. – When connection test failed with the setting of “Auto Scan”. 1. Follow steps 1 to 5 in “Easy Connect” on page 42. 2.
  • Page 45: Easylink (Hdmi Cec)

    11.2. EasyLink (HDMI CEC) Q (HOME) A “Setup” A “EasyLink” A “EasyLink” EasyLink(HDMI CEC) allows integrated system control over HDMI and is part of the HDMI standard. This function may not work properly depending on the device connected to the unit. When “EasyLink” setting is set to “On” the functions listed below will be available.
  • Page 46: Hdmi Video Resolution

    11.3. HDMI Video Resolution Q (HOME) A “Setup” A “Video” A “HDMI Video” Set the resolution of the video signal being output from the HDMI OUT jack. You can select the desired video resolution among the settings listed below: “Auto”,˝480p”,˝720p”,˝1080i”,˝1080p”, ˝1080p24”.
  • Page 47: Parental Control

    11.4. Parental Control Some BD-videos or DVD-videos feature parental lock levels. Playback will stop if the ratings of the content exceed the levels you set on the player, it will require you to enter a password before the disc will play back. This feature prevents your children from viewing inappropriate material.
  • Page 48: Software Update

    You can update the software by using a disc or USB Memory Stick. Prepare a blank disc or USB Memory Stick for software update: Navigate to, and download the latest version software to a blank disc or USB Memory Stick using a PC by following the directions described on the website.
  • Page 49: Restore Default Settings

    11.6. Restore Default Settings Q (HOME) A “Setup” A “Advanced” A “Restore default settings” Menus to reset player settings. 1. Use [ ] to select “Setup” in the Home Menu, then press [OK]. 2. Use [ ] to select “Advanced”, then press [OK]. 3.
  • Page 50: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING Problem T ip No power. Check the AC power cord, if it is properly connected. Try another power outlet. Unplug the AC power cord, and wait for about 5-10 seconds. Plug it back in and attempt to power On the unit. No sound or picture.
  • Page 51 Problem T ip A Music/Photo file does not play. Confirm that the file type is supported. Refer to page 20 for the compatible file extentions. The file may be corrupted. Check to see if it is playable on a PC or other devices. No return to start-up screen when Soft reset this unit by turning it Off for 30 seconds, then On again.
  • Page 52 Problem T ip Cannot find a Photo file. Make sure that the file extension is .jpg / .JPG / .jpeg / .JPEG. / .png / or .PNG. Cannot play back Music files from Make sure that the disc was recorded in the UDF, ISO9660 or JOLIET a disc.
  • Page 53 Problem T ip Cannot use the BD-Live™ function Confirm that this unit is successfully Connected to the Internet. or Internet data does not download Confirm the BD-Live Connection setting in the Setup. properly. Connect a USB Memory Stick before inserting a Disc. The USB Memory Stick must have 1GB or more free space.
  • Page 54: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS General Signal system NTSC Color Power requirements 120 V AC, 60 Hz Power consumption 15 W (standby: 0.5 W) Dimensions (width x height x depth) 11.1 x 1.7 x 8.3 inches (280.0 x 41.0 x 201.0 mm) Weight 1.0 kg. (2.21 lbs) Operating temperature 41°F (5°C) to 104°F (40°C) Operating humidity...
  • Page 55: Network Service Disclaimer

    NETWORK SERVICE DISCLAIMER Content and services made available through this product are transmitted by third parties by means of networks and transmission facilities over which Company has no control and third party services may be terminated or interrupted at any time, and Company makes no representation or warranty that any content or service will remain available for any period of time.
  • Page 56: Maintenance

    Eject the disc (if possible), disconnect the USB Memory Stick (if connected to the unit), place the unit into Standby mode, unplug the AC power plug, and please contact: 1-866-515-1124 or visit : C Cleaning the Cabinet •...
  • Page 57: Trademark Information

    TRADEMARK INFORMATION ˝Blu-ray Disc™”, “Blu-ray” and “Blu-ray Disc™” logo are trademarks of the Blu-ray Disc Association. ˝x.v.Color” and “x.v.Color” logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation. ˝BD-Live™” and “BD-Live™” logo are trademarks of the Blu-ray Disc Association. is a trademark of DVD Format/Logo Licensing Corporation.
  • Page 59: Glossary

    GLOSSARY AACS Digital Audio Advanced Access Content System (AACS) is the content An indirect representation of sound by numbers. During protection scheme used with Blu-ray™ discs. recording, the sound is measured at discrete intervals (44,100 times a second for CD audio) by an analog- Analog Audio to-digital converter, generating a stream of numbers.
  • Page 60 PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) The most common system of encoding digital audio, found on CD and DAT. Excellent quality, but requires a lot of data compared to formats such as Dolby Digital and MPEG audio. For compatibility with digital audio recorders (CD, MD and DAT) and AV amplifiers with digital Inputs, this unit can convert Dolby Digital, DTS, and MPEG audio to PCM.
  • Page 61: Limited Warranty

    Servicio de sus aparatos Philips Información de productos y Talleres Autorizados Philips Asesoría en el manejo e instalación de su producto Philips Información en donde puede adquirir productos y accesorios Philips Para hacer efectiva la garantía de su producto, es necesario presentar esta póliza debidamente requisitada o de lo contrario, presentar su factura de compra.
  • Page 62 P&F Mexicana, S.A. de C.V. Av. La Palma No. 6, Col. San Fernando La Herradura. Huixquilucan, Edo. de México. C.P. 52787 ECR21MH Philips and Philips Shield are used under license of Koninklijke Philips N.V.

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