6-Disc Multi-DVD Player Owner’s Manual XDV-P9 [For U.S. and Canadian models] This product conforms to CEMA cord colors. [Other area models] This product conforms to new cord colors. ENGLISH...
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Contents Be sure to read this. Discs Compatible with this Product ... 9 Disc Operation ... 10 Dear Customer ... i For U.S. and Canadian Models ... ii About This Product Important Precaution Before Using ... 3 Before Using This Product ... 3 About This Product About This Manual How to Use This Manual...
Operating with the Information Display 1 of a Video CD ... 33 Searching for a Desired Scene, Starting Playback from a Specified Time Selecting Repeat Range Selecting Audio Output Operating with the Information Display 2 of a Video CD ... 36 Switching Discs Selecting the Picture Mode Operating with the Information...
Before Using This Product About This Product [For European models] • This product complies with the EMC Directives (89/336/EEC, 92/31/EEC) and CE Marking Directive (93/68/EEC). Video System of a Connected Component [For models except U.S. and Canadian models] This product is NTSC/PAL system compatible. When connecting other components to this product, be sure components are compatible with the same video systems.
To Ensure Safe Driving WARNING • To avoid the risk of accident and the potential violation of applicable laws, this product is not for use with a video screen that is visible to the driver. • In some countries or states the viewing of images on a display inside a vehicle even by persons other than the driver may be illegal.
• If the battery is disconnected, the preset memory will be erased and must be repro- grammed. In Case of Trouble Should this product fail to operate properly, contact your dealer or nearest authorized Pioneer Service Station. Preventing the Battery from Becoming Exhausted When using this product, be sure your car engine is running.
Condition Memory This function memorizes audio language, subtitle language and picture mode settings made during disc playback for up to 30 discs. Without any special operations, the final setting details during playback of a disc are memorized. The next time a disc is played, the previous settings are automatically applied.
Key Finder The remote control and remote sensor are sold separately, although they may be pro- vided with this product in certain areas. q Joystick/ENTER button w Small joystick/STOP (7) button e SOURCE button (For AV Master Unit) r TOP MENU button t VOLUME (For AV Master Unit) y MENU button u DISPLAY button...
Using the Remote Controller This product is equipped with a remote controller for convenient operation. • Point the controller in the direction of the signal reception on the color display (sold separately) to operate. • When the controller is not in use, attach it firmly to the provided mounting base. Precaution: •...
Discs Compatible with this Product Features of This Player Compatible with DVD, Video CD and CD Formats DVD, Video CD and CD discs that display the logos shown below can be played back on this player. For more information on discs compatible with this player, refer to the table below.
Precaution: • Playback of DVD-Audio, DVD-R and CD-ROM discs is not possible. This player can only playback discs bearing the marks shown on page 9. • Use the optional 8 cm (3 in.) disc tray to play 8 cm (3 in.) discs. Never use a commercially available 8 cm adapter as this will damage the player.
Disc Organization On DVD-Video discs, the contents are divided into titles which are in turn divided into chapters. With video material, a single work (movie etc.) usually corresponds to a single title, with different scenes corresponding to separate chapters. With karaoke discs, one song corresponds to one title.
Control). You can use this to prevent your children viewing violent or adult oriented scenes. When using this product with a Pioneer Multi-Channel AV Master Unit, you can enjoy the atmosphere and excitement provided by DVD movie and music software...
Care of Discs and Magazines Precaution • This product is designed for use with conven- tional, fully circular discs only. Use of shaped discs are not recommended for this product. • Check all discs before playing and discard cracked, scratched or warped discs. •...
Loading the Magazine Slide the OPEN lever to the right. The front door opens. Load the magazine in the direction indicated by the arrow. Close the front door. Load in the direction indicated by the arrow.
Removing the Magazine Slide the OPEN lever to the right. The front door opens. Press the EJECT button. Remove the magazine. Close the front door. • Do not put your fingers in the magazine tray as this may lead to incorrect operation and damage to the player.
Switching Power ON/OFF Switching Power ON When Using the IP-BUS Mode Operate after confirming the Operation mode switch is set to DVD (or AVM). (See page 7.) With a head unit other than a Multi-Channel AV Master Unit (e.g. AVM-P9000R, AVM- P9000), operation with this remote control is not possible.
Switching Power OFF When Using the IP-BUS Mode Press the SOURCE button for 1 second. Power to the Multi-Channel AV Master Unit switches OFF. When Using the STAND ALONE Mode Press the POWER button on the side of the remote control. Power to this product switches OFF.
Disc (DVD/Video CD/CD) Playback Note: • Pressing the PLAY/PAUSE (6) button when a disc is playing, pauses playback. • If the last disc played was a DVD, playback starts from the point on that disc where you stopped play previously. With some discs, a menu may be displayed and playback may not be possible from where you left off previously.
With Video CDs Press the number buttons to select a desired menu option. Playback starts from the selected menu option. Operation with the joystick is not possible. 7 To Display the Menu You can display the menu by pressing the RETURN button while PBC playback. For details, refer to the instructions provided with the disc.
Specifying Title/Chapter/Track (Direct Search) Specifying Title Specifying Chapter Specifying Track Note: • With some discs, the prohibited mark “ sible. • With Video CD, Direct Search is not possible during PBC playback. Press the number button corresponding to a desired title number when the disc is stopped. Title number is displayed for 4 seconds and playback starts from the selected title.
Disc Fast Forward/Reverse Fast Forward Release the FORWARD (¡) button at the point you want to watch/listen. Playback resumes from that point. Note: • If you continue pressing the FORWARD (¡) button for 5 seconds, the color of the fast for- ward mark changes from blue to yellow.
Changing Discs Note: • Empty disc trays are skipped during disc selection. • After a desired disc is selected, it automatically starts playing. Stopping Playback Note: • When you stop DVD or Video CD playback (during PBC playback only) by pressing the STOP (7) button, that location on the disc is memorized enabling playback from that point when you play the disc again.
Playback Variations Still, Frame-by-Frame and Slow Motion Playback Still Playback This lets you pause playback and view a still picture. Press the PLAY/PAUSE (6) button during playback. The still mark ( paused letting you view a still image. • To return to normal playback, press the PLAY/PAUSE (6) button once more. Frame-by-Frame Playback This lets you move ahead or back one frame at a time during playback.
Slow Motion Playback This lets you slow down playback speed. Reverse Slow Motion playback is not possible with Video CDs. • To return to normal playback, press the PLAY/PAUSE (6) button. • During forward Slow Motion playback, you can adjust playback speed by pressing the STEP (E) or STEP (e) button.
Changing Audio Language during Playback (Multi-Audio) DVDs can provide audio playback with different languages and different systems (Dolby Digital, DTS etc.). With DVDs featuring multi-audio recordings, you can switch between lan- guages/audio systems during playback. Press the AUDIO button while the audio selection mark is displayed.
Changing the Subtitle Language during Playback (Multi-Subtitle) With DVDs featuring multi-subtitle recordings, you can switch between subtitle languages during playback. Press the SUBTITLE button while the subtitle selection mark is displayed. The subtitle language changes each time you press the SUBTITLE button. Note: •...
Changing the Viewing Angle during Playback (Multi-Angle) With DVDs featuring multi-angle (scenes shot from multiple angles) recordings, you can switch among viewing angles during playback. 7 About Scenes that Let You Change the Viewing Angle During playback of a scene shot from multiple angles on this product, the angle selection mark ( ) is displayed in the bottom right of the screen.
Operating with Information Displays Calling up Information Displays Information displays let you easily perform a wide range of disc operations. These include starting playback from a specified title, chapter or time, selecting the picture mode, setting the range of Repeat play, changing discs, and switching between different audio and subtitle settings.
Operating with the Information Display 1 of a DVD This display lets you switch discs for playback, use the Search function to specify a title or chapter to search for a desired scene, use the Time Search function to specify a time to search for a desired scene, select the desired audio and subtitle language, and select the angle.
Selecting Audio, Subtitle and Angle You can perform Audio (language, stereo, audio type as Dolby Digital etc.), Subtitle lan- guage and Angle selection. Move the joystick left/right to select a desired option. The selected option is indicated in blue. Move the joystick up/down to switch to the desired setting.
Operating with the Information Display 2 of a DVD In addition to the Search and Time Search functions of the information display 1, this display lets you switch the disc for playback, select the range for Repeat play, and select the Picture mode.
Selecting the Picture Mode You can select between Standard, Animation and Cinema modes. Compared to Standard mode, Animation provides a picture with beautifully clear colors and the Cinema mode assures images with well defined black/white contrast. Move the joystick left/right to select the Picture mode option.
Press the number buttons to input the desired number. For Tracks To select 3, press button 3. To select 10, press buttons 1 and 0 in order. To select 23, press buttons 2 and 3 in order. • To jump 10 tracks ahead of the selected one, press the +10 button. For Time (Time Search) To select 21 minutes 43 seconds, press buttons 2, 1, 4 and 3 in order.
Selecting Repeat Range You can choose between Repeat play of a disc or a track. Move the joystick left/right to select the Repeat range option. The Repeat range option is indicated in blue. Move the joystick up/down to switch to the desired setting.
Operating with the Information Display 2 of a Video CD In addition to the Search and Time Search functions of the information display 1, this display lets you switch the disc for playback and select the Picture mode. During playback of Video CDs featuring PBC (Playback Control), “Play Back Control:ON”...
Operating with the Information Display 1 of a CD This display lets you switch discs for playback, use the Search function to specify a track to search for desired track, select the range for Repeat play, and switch Random play and Scan play ON/OFF.
Setting Random Play Tracks of the CD you are currently listening to are played in a random order. Move the joystick left/right to select the Random option. The Random option is indicated in blue. Move the joystick up/down to switch to the desired setting.
Operating with the Information Display 2 of a CD The following explains how to switch discs with this display. With CDs, you can switch discs using either information display 1 or information display 2. Switching Discs You can switch discs while confirming disc type. The selected disc is indicated by an arrow. Move the joystick left/right to select Disc option.
Changing Initial Settings Calling up the SET UP MENU You can use this menu to change Audio, Subtitle, Parental Lock and other DVD settings. Note: • You can also switch between SET UP MENUS by moving the joystick up/down. • If you press the MENU button during display of a SET UP MENU, the SET UP MENU is canceled and the unit returns to the previous display.
Setting the Subtitle (SUBTITLE LANG.) You can set a desired subtitle language. If the selected subtitle language is recorded on the DVD, subtitles are displayed in that language. You can also switch subtitle and assist subtitle display ON/OFF. Setting Subtitles and Assist Subtitles ON/OFF You can switch Subtitle and Assist Subtitle ON/OFF as desired.
Setting the Subtitle Language You can set the preferred subtitle language. Move the joystick up/down to select the “SUBTITLE LANG.”. “SUBTITLE LANG.” is indicated in blue. Press the ENTER button. A subtitle language menu is displayed. Move the joystick to select the desired lan- guage.
Setting the Audio Language (AUDIO LANG.) You can set the preferred audio language. Move the joystick up/down to select the “AUDIO LANG.”. “AUDIO LANG.” is indicated in blue. Press the ENTER button. An audio language menu is displayed. Move the joystick to select the desired audio language.
Setting the Menu Language (MENU LANG.) You can set the preferred language for displays of menus recorded on a disc. Move the joystick up/down to select the “MENU LANG.”. “MENU LANG.” is indicated in blue. Press the ENTER button. A menu language menu is displayed. Move the joystick to select the desired menu language.
Press the number buttons to input a four digit code number. Press the ENTER button. The code number is set, and you can now set the level. Move the joystick left/right to select the desired level. Level LEVEL 8 LEVEL 7 – LEVEL 2 LEVEL 1 Press the ENTER button.
Changing the Level You can change the set Parental Lock level. Move the joystick up/down to select the “PARENTAL”. “PARENTAL” is indicated in blue. Press the ENTER button. Parental Lock setting menu is displayed. Press the number buttons to input the regis- tered code number.
Setting Aspect Ratio (TV ASPECT) There are two kinds of display. A wide screen display has a width-to-height ratio (TV aspect) of 16:9, while a regular display has a TV aspect of 4:3. Be sure to select the correct TV aspect for the display you use.
Select when using a Dolby Digital compatible amp and decoder. The Dolby Digital signal is output as it is. (Initial setting) • When using this product with a Pioneer Multi-Channel AV Master Unit with digital input (e.g. AVM-P9000R, AVM- P9000), select the “DOLBY DIGITAL/LPCM” setting.
Setting Digital and Analog Audio Output (OUT SELECTION) You can set linear PCM audio output for both digital and analog output. Set audio output cor- rectly to match the components you are using with this unit. Precaution: • If the setting is incorrect there will be no sound so be sure to read the manuals of the con- nected components.
Setting Angle Selection Mark Display (ANGLE) With discs featuring multi-angle recordings, the angle selection mark is displayed at the bot- tom right of the screen during playback of scenes enabling multi-angle viewing. You can set angle selection mark display ON/OFF. Move the joystick up/down to select the “ANGLE”.
The Remote Control Operation Mode Switch This remote control can also be used as a Multi-Channel AV Master Unit remote control. What’s more, in areas where car navigation is available, it can be used to control your navi- gation system. Using it as a Multi-Channel AV Master Unit Remote Control Switch to the “AVM”...
Using it as a Navigation System Remote Control Switch to the “NAVI” setting q Joystick/OK button w NAVI button e MENU button r – button t + button y NEXT OPTION button u TALK button i BACK button (for U.S. and Canadian models) RETURN button (for European models) o Remote control operation mode switch...
Operating with the Head Unit When in the IP-BUS mode, some operations can be performed with the head unit. When connected to a Pioneer Multi-Channel AV Master Unit (e.g. AVM-P9000R), refer to the AV Master Unit Owner’s Manual. When operating with another head unit, refer to the following Function Compatibility Chart and Function Mode Switching, and operate with the appropriate buttons.
Switching Power ON When connected in the IP-BUS mode to a head unit other than a Pioneer Multi-Channel AV Master Unit (e.g. AVM-P9000R), performing the following steps switches power ON. Switch the display picture source to this unit. For details, refer to the connected component’s Owner’s Manual.
Troubleshooting If you think there is something wrong with the unit. Before requesting repairs, check the following chart. 7 Common problems Symptom Power doesn’t switch ON. The unit doesn’t operate. Operation with the remote control isn’t possible. The unit does not operate correctly even when the appropriate remote control buttons are pressed.
7 Common problems (continued) Symptom There’s no picture. The prohibited mark “ ” is displayed, and operation is not possible. The picture stops (pauses) and the unit cannot be operated. There’s no sound. Volume level is low. There’s audio and video skipping.
7 Problems during DVD playback Symptom Playback is not possible. A Parental Lock message is displayed and playback is not possible. Parental Lock cannot be canceled. Dialog language (and subtitle language) cannot be switched. No subtitles are displayed. Playback is not with the audio language and subtitle language settings selected in the SET UP MENU.
7 Problems during Video CD playback Symptom The PBC (Playback Control) menu display cannot be called up. Repeat play and Track/Time Search are not possible. 7 Problems during Multi-Channel AV Master Unit connection Symptom There’s no sound. Information display operation is not possible. Cause The Video CD playing does not feature PBC.
When problems occur with disc playback, an error message appears on the display. Refer to the table below to identify the problem, then take the suggested corrective action. If the error persists, contact your dealer or your nearest PIONEER Service Center. Message (error number)
Language Code Chart Language (code) Input code Japanese (ja) 1001 English (en) 0514 French (fr) 0618 Spanish (es) 0519 German (de) 0405 Italian (it) 0920 Chinese (zh) 2608 Dutch (nl) 1412 Portuguese (pt) 1620 Swedish (sv) 1922 Russian (ru) 1821 Korean (ko) 1115 Greek (el)
Terms Aspect Ratio This is the width-to-height ratio of a TV screen. A regular display has an aspect ratio of 4:3. Wide-screen displays have an aspect ratio of 16:9, providing a bigger picture for exceptional presence and atmosphere. Chapter DVD titles are in turn divided into chapters which are numbered in the same way as the chapters of a book.
Multi-Audio (Multilingual Dialog) Some DVDs feature dialog recorded in multiple languages. Dialog in up to 8 languages can be recorded on a single disc, letting you choose as desired. Multi-Subtitle Subtitles in up to 32 languages can be recorded on a single DVD, letting you choose as desired.
Connecting the Units Note: • This unit is for vehicles with a 12-volt battery and negative grounding. Before installing it in a recreational vehicle, truck, or bus, check the battery voltage. • To avoid shorts in the electrical system, be sure to disconnect the ·...
Connecting the Power Cord This Product Light green Used to detect the ON/OFF status of the parking brake. This lead must be connected to the power supply side of the parking brake switch. Connection method Note: • The position of the parking brake switch depends on the vehicle model.
Connection Diagram 7 When connecting the Multi-Channel AV Master Unit Multi-Channel AV Master Unit (sold separately) Red* Yellow DVD control cable (supplied with the Multi-Channel AV Master Unit) IP-BUS This Product Gray Green Black Blue IP-BUS cable (supplied ) RCA cable (supplied) Note: This optical digital output jack is for •...
There is no need to connect a display that does not feature these jacks or cables. V.SEL cable (supplied with the display) Speaker Unit (supplied with the display) Display with an IP-BUS cable (sold separately) IP-BUS cable (supplied with the TV tuner) IP-BUS cable (supplied with the display) Blue...
7 When connecting the Head Unit V.SEL cable (supplied with the display) Not used. To VTR input 1 or 2 (Yellow) Blue Head Unit (sold separately) There is no need to connect a display that does not feature these jacks or cables. Speaker Unit (supplied with the display) Display with an IP-BUS cable...
Remote sensor (supplied) IP-BUS Black IP-BUS cable (supplied) RCA cable (supplied) STAND ALONE This Product Not used. Blue Black Multi-CD player (sold separately) 15 cm Yellow (FRONT VIDEO OUTPUT) To Front video output...
7 When connecting the display with RCA input jacks STAND IP-BUS ALONE Remote sensor (supplied) Connecting a rear display Instead of video output for viewing on a front display, you can connect for video output enabling viewing on a rear display (for passengers in the rear of the car). If you decide to use a rear display, be sure to follow the warnings on the next page.
7 When Using a Display connected Rear Video Output This product’s Rear video output is for connection of a display to enable passengers in the Rear seats to watch the DVD or Video CD. WARNING • NEVER install the display in a location that enables the Driver to watch the DVD or Video CD while Driving.
Transportation of Multi-DVD Player A transport screw has been attached to the set in order to protect it during transportation. After removing the transport screw, cover the hole with the supplied seal. Be sure to remove the transport screw before mounting the set. The removed transport screw should be retained in the accessory bag for use the next time the set is transported.
Installation Note: • Before finally installing the unit, connect the wiring temporarily, making sure it is all con- nected up properly, and the unit and the system work properly. • Use only the parts included with the unit to ensure proper installation. The use of unautho- rized parts can cause malfunctions.
Installing the DVD Player Unit 7 Mounting Horizontally Use the holes indicated with arrows. 7 Mounting Vertically Use the holes indicated with arrows. Tapping screw (6 × 16 mm) Bracket Mounting board Drill 4 to 4.5 mm diameter holes. Tapping screw (6 × 16 mm) Bracket Mounting board Drill 4 to 4.5 mm diameter holes.
7 Mounting Angle Only 0 or 90 degree installation is available. 7 Angle Switching Dial Adjustment When the mounting angle is horizontal to the ground surface, set the dial to “H” position. When the mounting angle is vertical to the ground surface, set the dial to “V” position. The player cannot be installed in this direction.
Installing the Remote Control Unit Fitting the Remote Control Unit Precaution: • Press the remote control unit onto the mounting base until it clicks into place. Installation Using the Mounting Base Precaution: • To avoid it being a hindrance to driving, always install the remote control unit to the passen- ger’s side —...
Installing the Remote Sensor Precaution: • Do not install on the dashboard where it may be subjected to direct sunlight. High tempera- tures may result in damage to the unit. • Install within the transmission range of the remote control signal. Stick the supplied double-sided tape to the back of the remote sensor, and attach it to the cen- ter console.
Index Angle Angle selection mark Aspect ratio Assist subtitle Audio language Chapter Code number Condition memory Digital output Direct search DOLBY DIGITAL Fast forward Fast reverse Frame-by-frame Information display Language code chart Letter box Linear PCM (LPCM) Menu language MPEG Multi-angle Multi-audio Multi-subtitle...
Specifications General System ... DVD-Video, Video CD, Compact disc audio system Usable discs ... DVD-Video, Video CD, Compact disc Signal format ... Sampling frequency: 44.1/48/96 kHz Number of quantization bits: 16/20/24; linear Power source ... 14.4 V DC (10.8 – 15.1 V allowable) Grounding system ...
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