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Pioneer 285-S Operating Instructions Manual

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  • Page 1 DVD Player DV-280- DV-285- Register Your Product at Operating Instructions (US) (Canada)
  • Page 2 The lightning flash with arrowhead, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated "dangerous voltage" within the product's enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons. IMPORTANT NOTICE –...
  • Page 3 READ INSTRUCTIONS — All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the product is operated. RETAIN INSTRUCTIONS — The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference. HEED WARNINGS — All warnings on the product and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.
  • Page 4 ® fonts the power cord once in a while. When you find it damaged, ask your nearest PIONEER authorized service center or your dealer for a replacement. We Want You Listening For A Lifetime Used wisely, your new sound equipment will provide a lifetime of fun and enjoyment.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Thank you for buying this Pioneer product. Please read through these operating instructions so that you will know how to operate your model properly. After you have finished reading the instructions, put them in a safe place for future reference.
  • Page 6: Before You Start

    Before you start Chapter 1 Before you start Features • 24-bit/192kHz compatible DAC The on-board 24-bit/192kHz DAC means that this player is fully compatible with high sampling-rate discs, capable of delivering exceptional sound quality in terms of dynamic range, low-level resolution and high-frequency detail.
  • Page 7: What's In The Box

    Before you start What’s in the box Please confirm that the following accessories are in the box when you open it. • Remote control • AA/R6P dry cell batteries x2 • Audio/video cable (red/white/yellow plugs) • Operating instructions • Warranty card Putting the batteries in the remote •...
  • Page 8: Disc / Content Format Playback Compatibility

    – If you need further information about playability of DualDisc, please see ‘Service & Support’ on the Pioneer web site ( CD-R/RW compatibility • Compatible formats: CD-Audio, Video CD, ISO 9660 CD-ROM* containing MP3, WMA or JPEG files * ISO 9660 Level 1 or 2 compliant.
  • Page 9: About Wma

    Before you start • DRM (Digital Rights Management) compatible: Yes (DRM-protected audio files will not play in this player—see also DRM in the Glossary on page 40) • File extensions: .mp3, .wma (these must be used for the player to recognize MP3 and WMA files –...
  • Page 10: Connecting Up

    Connecting up Chapter 2 Connecting up Easy connections The setup described here is a basic setup that allows you to play discs using just the cables supplied with the player. In this setup, stereo audio is played through the speakers in your TV. VIDEO OUT COAXIAL S-VIDEO...
  • Page 11: Connecting Using The S-Video Output

    Connecting up Connect the VIDEO OUT and AUDIO OUT L/R jacks to a set of A/V inputs on your Use the supplied audio/video cable, connecting the red and white plugs to the audio outputs and the yellow plug to the video output.
  • Page 12 (Interlace). If there are questions regarding our TV set compatibility with this model, please contact our customer service center. This player is compatible with the following Pioneer displays and monitors: Plasma display PDP-5040HD, PDP-4340HD, PRO-1000HDI, PRO-800HDI, PRO-1110HD, PRO-910HD, PDP- 4341HD, PDP-4345HD, PDP-4350HD, PDP-...
  • Page 13: Connecting To An Av Receiver

    Connecting up Connecting to an AV receiver To enjoy multichannel surround sound you need to connect this player to an AV receiver using the digital audio output. In addition to a digital connection, we recommend also connecting using the stereo analog connection.
  • Page 14: Controls And Displays

    Controls and displays Chapter 3 Controls and displays Front panel STANDBY/ON (page 16) (page 19, 20) (page 19) (page 19) (page 19) RW Compatible (page 8) HOME MENU (page 16) RETURN (page 20) MENU (page 20) 10 ENTER & cursor buttons (page 16) 11 TOP MENU (page 20) 12 Display OPEN/CLOSE (page 18)
  • Page 15: Remote Control

  • Page 16: Getting Started

    STANDBY/ON on the front panel or remote control to switch the player on. Also, switch on your TV and make sure that it is set to the input you connected the DVD player STANDBY/ON • My DVD player switches on but there is nothing displayed on my TV.
  • Page 17: Setting Up The Player For Your Tv

    Getting started Note • From here on in this manual, the word ‘select’ generally means use the cursor buttons to highlight an item on-screen, then press ENTER. Setting up the player for your If you have a widescreen (16:9) TV, you should setup the player so that the picture will be presented correctly.
  • Page 18: Playing Discs

    Getting started Playing discs The basic playback controls for playing DVD, CD, Video CD and MP3/WMA discs are covered here. Further functions are detailed in the next chapter. For details on playing JPEG picture discs, see Viewing a JPEG slideshow on page 23. Important •...
  • Page 19: Basic Playback Controls

    Getting started Basic playback controls The table below shows the basic controls on the remote for playing discs. The following chapter covers other playback features in more detail. Button What it does Starts playback. If the display shows RESUME or LAST MEM playback starts from the resume or last memory point (see also Resume and Last Memory...
  • Page 20 Getting started DVD-Video disc menus Many DVD-Video discs feature menus from which you can select what you want to watch. They may also give access to additional features, such as subtitle and audio language selection, or special features such as slideshows.
  • Page 21 Getting started • After I load a DVD disc, it ejects automatically after a few seconds! Most likely, the disc is the wrong region for your player. The region number should be printed on the disc; check it against the region number of the player (which you can find on the rear panel).
  • Page 22: Playing Discs

    Playing discs Chapter 5 Playing discs Note • Many of the functions covered in this chapter apply to DVD discs, Video CDs, CDs and WMA/MP3 JPEG discs, although the exact operation of some varies slightly with the kind of disc loaded. •...
  • Page 23: Viewing A Jpeg Slideshow

    Playing discs Viewing a JPEG slideshow After loading a CD/CD-R/RW containing JPEG picture files, press (play) to start a slideshow from the first folder/picture on the disc. The player displays the pictures in each folder in alphabetical order. Pictures are automatically adjusted so that they fill as much of the screen as possible (if the aspect ratio of the picture is different to your TV screen you may notice black bars at the...
  • Page 24: Browsing Wma, Mp3 And Jpeg Files With The Disc Navigator

    Playing discs The screen shows up to six moving thumbnail images displayed one after another. To display the previous/next six thumbnails, press (you don’t have to wait for all the thumbnails to finish playing to display the previous/next page). Select the thumbnail image for what you want to play.
  • Page 25: Looping A Section Of A Disc

    Playing discs • When a WMA/MP3 file is selected, playback begins, starting with the selected file, and continues until the end of the folder. • When a JPEG file is selected, a slideshow begins, starting with that file, and continues to the end of the folder. •...
  • Page 26: Using Random Play

    Playing discs Using random play Use the random play function to play titles or chapters (DVD-Video), or tracks (CD, Video CD) at random. (Note that the same track/title/ chapter may play more than once.) You can set the random play option when a disc is playing or stopped.
  • Page 27: Searching A Disc

    Playing discs Use the cursor buttons and ENTER to select a title, chapter or track for the current step in the program list. For a DVD disc, you can add a title or a chapter to the program list. Program Program Step Title 1~38 Chapter 1~004...
  • Page 28: Switching Subtitles

    Playing discs • The disc must be playing in order to use time search. Use the number buttons to enter a title, chapter or track number, or a time. Play Mode A-B Repeat Title Search Repeat Chapter Search Random Time Search Program Search Mode •...
  • Page 29: Switching Camera Angles

    Playing discs • If the navigation square at the top of the screen disappears, press ZOOM again to display it. Switching camera angles Some DVD discs feature scenes shot from two or more angles—check the disc box for details. When a multi-angle scene is playing, a icon appears on screen to let you know that other angles are available (this can be switched off if you prefer—see Display settings...
  • Page 30: Audio Settings And Video Adjust Menus

    Audio Settings and Video Adjust menus Chapter 6 Audio Settings and Video Adjust menus Audio Settings menu The Audio Settings menu offers features for adjusting the way discs sound. Press HOME MENU and select ‘Audio Settings’ from the on-screen display. Audio Settings Select and change settings using the (cursor) buttons, and ENTER.
  • Page 31: Video Adjust Menu

    Audio Settings and Video Adjust menus • If the player is outputting Dolby Digital, DTS or MPEG bitstream audio (in other words, no conversion to PCM), Virtual Surround has no effect on the audio from the digital output. See Digital Audio Out settings on page 32 for how to set up the digital output formats.
  • Page 32: Initial Settings Menu

    Initial Settings menu Chapter 7 Initial Settings menu Using the Initial Settings menu The Initial Settings menu provides audio and video output settings, parental lock settings, and display settings, among others. If an option is grayed out it means that it cannot be changed at the current time.
  • Page 33: Video Output Settings

    Initial Settings menu Setting Option MPEG Out MPEG > PCM MPEG Video Output settings Setting Option TV Screen 4:3 (Letter Box) (See also Screen sizes and disc formats on 4:3 (Pan & Scan) page 37.) 16:9 (Wide) Component Out Interlace Progressive Language settings Setting...
  • Page 34: Display Settings

    Default Country/Area code: us (2119) To give you some control over what your children watch on your DVD player, some DVD- Video discs feature a Parental Lock level. If your player is set to a lower level than the disc, the disc won’t play.
  • Page 35: Registering A New Password

    Initial Settings menu Registering a new password You must register a password before you can change the Parental Lock level or enter a Country code. Select ‘Options’, then ‘Password’. Initial Settings Digital Audio Out Parental Lock Video Output Language Display Options Use the number buttons to enter a 4- digit password.
  • Page 36: Additional Information

    This player is designed to be used only with conventional, fully circular discs. Do not use shaped discs. Pioneer disclaims all liability arising in connection with the use of shaped discs. Cleaning discs Fingerprints and dust on discs can affect playback performance.
  • Page 37: Screen Sizes And Disc Formats

    The DVD player’s lens should not become dirty in normal use, but if for some reason it should malfunction due to dust or dirt, consult your nearest Pioneer-authorized service center. We do not recommend using commercially available lens cleaners for CD players.
  • Page 38: Resetting The Player

    All DVD-Video discs carry a region mark on the case somewhere that indicates which region(s) of the world the disc is compatible with. Your DVD player also has a region mark, which you can find on the rear panel. Discs from incompatible regions will not play in this player.
  • Page 39: Language Code List

    Additional information Language code list Language (Language code letter), Language code Japanese (ja), 1001 Bhutani (dz), 0426 English (en), 0514 Esperanto (eo), 0515 French (fr), 0618 Estonian (et), 0520 German (de), 0405 Basque (eu), 0521 Italian (it), 0920 Persian (fa), 0601 Spanish (es), 0519 Finnish (fi), 0609 Chinese (zh), 2608...
  • Page 40: Glossary

    Additional information Glossary Analog audio Direct representation of sound by an electrical signal. See also Digital audio. Aspect ratio The width of a TV screen relative to its height. Conventional TVs are 4:3; widescreen models are 16:9. Digital audio Indirect representation of sound using numbers.
  • Page 41: Specifications

    General System ......DVD player Power requirements ..AC 120 V, 60 Hz Power consumption .
  • Page 42 Company, or if you wish to purchase replacement parts, operating instructions, service manuals, or accessories, please call the number shown below. Please do not ship your product to Pioneer without first calling the Customer Support Division at the above listed number for assistance. PIONEER ELECTRONICS SERVICE INC.

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