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Pioneer DV-350 Operating Instructions Manual

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  • Page 1 DVD Player DV-454 DV-350 Operating Instructions...
  • Page 2 IMPORTANT The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, 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. Replacement and mounting of an AC plug on the power supply cord of this unit should be performed only by qualified service personnel.
  • Page 3: Operating Environment

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents Thank you for buying this Pioneer product. Please read through these operating instructions so you will know how to operate your model properly. After you have finished reading the instructions, put them away in a safe place for future reference.
  • Page 5 Contents 06 The Audio Settings Menu Audio DRC ...37 Virtual Surround ...37 07 The Initial Settings Menu Using the Initial Settings menu ... 39 Digital Audio Out settings ... 39 Digital Out ...39 Dolby Digital Out ... 39 DTS Out ...40 96kHz PCM Out ...40 MPEG Out ...40 Video Output settings ...
  • Page 6: Before You Start

    This player is compatible with CD-R, CD-RW and CD-ROM discs that contain MP3 audio tracks (see Compressed Audio Compatibility on page 9). Graphical on-screen displays Setting up and using your DVD player is made very easy using the graphical on- screen displays. software Energy saving design This player features an auto power-off function.
  • Page 7: What's In The Box

    Before You Start What’s in the box Please confirm that the following accesso- ries are in the box when you open it. • Remote control • AA/R6P dry cell batteries x2 • Audio/video cable (red/white/yellow plugs) • Power cable • These operating instructions •...
  • Page 8: Disc / Content Format Playback Compatibility

    Before You Start Disc / Content Format Play- back Compatibility General Disc Compatibility • This player was designed and engi- neered to be compatible with software containing one or more of the following logos. DVD-Video Audio CD Video CD • Other formats, including but not limited to the following, are not playable in this player: DVD-Audio / SACD / Photo CD /...
  • Page 9: Compressed Audio Compatibility

    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 10: Connecting Up

    Connecting Up Rear panel connections DIGITAL AUDIO OUT COAXIAL OPTICAL VIDEO OUT When connecting this player up to your TV, AV receiver or other components, make sure that all components are switched off and unplugged. DIGITAL AUDIO OUT – COAXIAL This is a digital audio output for connection to a PCM, Dolby Digital, DTS and/or MPEG- compatible AV receiver that has a coaxial...
  • Page 11: Easy Connections

    Connecting Up Easy connections DIGITAL AUDIO OUT COAXIAL OPTICAL VIDEO OUT 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.
  • Page 12: Connecting Using The S-video Output

    Connecting Up • Before unplugging the player from the power outlet, make sure you first switch it into standby using either the front panel STANDBY/ON button, or the remote control, and wait of the -OFF- message to disappear from the player’s display.
  • Page 13: Connecting To An Av Receiver

    AV receiver using a digital output. The DV-454 has both coaxial and optical digital jacks; use which- ever is convenient. The DV-350 has only a coaxial jack. In addition to a digital connection, we recommend also connecting using the stereo analog connection.
  • Page 14 If you want stereo sound, connect this player to your amplifier or stereo system using a stereo audio cable. • I connected the DVD player to my AV receiver, and although the sound is fine, there’s no picture. What did I do wrong?
  • Page 15: Controls And Displays

    Controls and Displays Front panel STANDBY/ON DV-350 STANDBY/ON DV-454 STANDBY/ON Press to switch the player on or into standby Disc tray 0 OPEN/CLOSE Press to open or close the disc tray Remote control sensor The remote control has a range of up to...
  • Page 16: Display

    Controls and Displays Display 11 10 Lights when a DTS soundtrack is playing Lights during multi-angle scenes on a DVD disc GUI (Graphical User Interface) Lights when a menu is displayed on-screen TITLE Indicates that the character display is showing a DVD title number Lights when 2V/TruSurround is selected Indicates that the character display is showing a CD or Video CD track number...
  • Page 17: Remote Control

    Controls and Displays Remote control STANDBY/ON OPEN/CLOSE AUDIO SUBTITLE ANGLE CLEAR ENTER TOP MENU MENU ENTER SETUP RETURN ¡ ¢ PLAY MODE SURROUND ZOOM DISPLAY STANDBY/ON Press to switch the player on or into standby AUDIO Press to select the audio channel or language (pages 34–35) SUBTITLE Press to select a subtitle display (page 34)
  • Page 18 Controls and Displays 12 PLAY MODE Press to display the Play Mode menu (pages 29–34) (You can also get to the Play Mode menu by pressing SETUP and select- ing Play Mode) 13 SURROUND Press to activate/switch off 2V/TruSurround 14 0 OPEN/CLOSE Press to open or close the disc tray 15 ANGLE Press to change the camera angle during...
  • Page 19: Getting Started

    Press ENTER to move on to the next screen. Welcome to Pioneer DVD! Thank you for purchasing this Pioneer DVD player. Before using, please take a little time to setup your DVD player Put the batteries into the remote control...
  • Page 20: Using The On-screen Displays

    Getting Started Use the (cursor left/right) buttons to select either ‘Wide screen (16:9)’ or ‘Standard size screen (4:3)’ according to the kind of TV you have, then press ENTER. Let's Get Started Menu What kind of TV do you have? Use the to choose, then press [ENTER] Wide screen (16:9)
  • Page 21: Setting Up With The Setup Navigator

    Getting Started • The button guide at the bottom of every OSD screen shows you which buttons you’ll need to use for that screen. Setting up with the Setup Navigator Using the Setup Navigator you can make a number of other initial settings for this player.
  • Page 22 Getting Started Did you connect this player to an AV receiver using a digital output? Select Connected or Not Connected. Setup Navigator Language Settings AV Receiver Audio Out Settings Digital Audio Out AV Receiver Func. • If you selected Not Connected here, that completes setup using the Setup Navigator.
  • Page 23: Playing Discs

    Getting Started Playing discs The basic playback controls for playing DVD, CD, Video CD and MP3 discs are covered here. Further functions are detailed in the next chapter. STANDBY/ON OPEN/CLOSE ENTER ENTER ¡ ¢ If the player isn’t already on, press STANDBY/ON to switch it on.
  • Page 24: Basic Playback Controls

    Getting Started • Why won’t the disc I loaded play? First check that you loaded the disc the right way up (label side up), and that it’s clean and not damaged. See page 47 for information on cleaning discs. If a disc loaded correctly won’t play, it’s probably an incompatible format or disc type, such as DVD-Audio or DVD-ROM.
  • Page 25: Front Panel Controls

    Getting Started Front panel controls The 3 (play), 7 (stop), and 8 (pause) buttons on the front panel work in exactly the same way as their remote control equivalents. The combined scan/skip buttons on the front panel (4 1 and ¡ ¢) work slightly differently from the remote buttons.
  • Page 26: Video Cd Pbc Menus

    Getting Started Video CD PBC menus Some Video CDs have menus from which you can choose what you want to watch. These are called PBC (Playback control) menus. You can play a PBC Video CD without having to navigate the PBC menu by starting playback using a number button to select a track, rather than the 3 (play) button.
  • Page 27: Playing Discs

    Playing Discs Introduction Most of the features described in this chapter make use of on-screen displays. For an explanation of how to navigate these, see Using the on-screen displays on page 20. Many of the functions covered in this chapter apply to DVD discs, Video CDs, CDs and MP3 discs, although the exact operation of some varies slightly with the kind of disc...
  • Page 28: Scanning Discs

    Playing Discs • The Disc Navigator is not available unless there is a disc loaded. • It’s not possible to use the Disc Naviga- tor when playing a Video CD in PBC mode, or an unfinalized CD-R/RW disc. • Another way to find a particular place on a disc is to use one of the search modes.
  • Page 29: Looping A Section Of A Disc

    Playing Discs • The picture quality when using frame reverse is not as good as frame ad- vance. • Depending on the disc, normal playback may automatically resume when a new chapter is reached. • When changing direction with a DVD disc, the picture may ‘move’...
  • Page 30: Using Random Play

    Playing Discs Select a repeat play option. If program play is active, select Program Repeat to repeat the program list, or Repeat Off to cancel. For DVD discs, select Title Repeat or Chapter Repeat (or Repeat Off). Play Mode A-B Repeat Title Repeat Repeat Chapter Repeat...
  • Page 31: Creating A Program List

    Playing Discs • To stop the disc and cancel random playback, press 7 (stop). • To cancel random playback without stopping playback, press CLEAR. The disc will play to the end, then stop. • During random play, the 4 and ¢ buttons function a little differently to normal: 4 returns to the beginning of the current track/chapter.
  • Page 32 Playing Discs • To add a chapter, first highlight the title, then press (cursor right) and select a chapter from the list. Program Program Step Title 1-38 01. 01-003 Title 01 Title 02 Title 03 Title 04 Title 05 Title 06 Title 07 Title 08 For a CD or Video CD, select a track to add to...
  • Page 33: Editing A Program List

    Playing Discs Editing a program list After creating a program list, you can add, delete and change steps. Press PLAY MODE and select ‘Pro- gram’ from the list of functions on the left. Select ‘Create/Edit’ from the list of program options. To clear a step, highlight the step number and press CLEAR.
  • Page 34: Searching A Disc

    Playing Discs Searching a disc You can search DVD discs by title or chapter number, or by time. CDs can be searched by track number, and Video CDs by track number or time. MP3 discs can be searched by folder or track number. Press PLAY MODE and select ‘Search Mode’...
  • Page 35: Switching Audio Channel When Playing A Video Cd

    Playing Discs Switching audio channel when playing a Video CD When playing a Video CD, you can switch between stereo, just the left channel or just the right channel. Press AUDIO repeatly to select an audio channel option. Audio Stereo Zooming the screen Using the zoom feature you can magnify a part of the screen by a factor of 2 or 4, while...
  • Page 36: Displaying Disc Information

    Playing Discs Displaying disc information Various track, chapter and title information, as well as the video transmission rate for DVD discs, can be displayed on-screen while a disc is playing. To show/switch the information displayed, press DISPLAY. When a disc is playing, the information appears at the top of the screen.
  • Page 37: The Audio Settings Menu

    The Audio Settings Menu Audio DRC • Default setting: Off When watching Dolby Digital DVDs at low volume, it’s easy to lose the quieter sounds completely—including some of the dialog. Switching Audio DRC (Dynamic Range Control) to On can help by bringing up the quieter sounds, while controlling loud peaks.
  • Page 38 The Audio Settings Menu Press SETUP and select ‘Audio Set- tings’ from the on-screen display. Audio Settings Play Mode Initial Settings Highlight Virtual Surround, then use buttons (cursor left/right) to change to ‘2V/TruSurround’ or ‘Off’, as required. Audio Settings Audio DRC Virtual Surround Press ENTER to make the setting and exit the Audio Settings screen.
  • Page 39: The Initial Settings Menu

    Using the Initial Settings menu The Initial Settings menu gives you complete control in setting up your DVD player, including audio, and video output settings, audience limitation settings, among others. If an option is grayed out it means that it cannot be changed at the current time.
  • Page 40: Dts Out

    The Initial Settings Menu DTS Out • Default setting: Off You only need to make this setting if you connected this system to an AV receiver (or other component) using one of the digital outputs. Initial Settings Digital Audio Out Digital Out Video Output Dolby Digital Out...
  • Page 41: Video Output Settings

    The Initial Settings Menu Video Output settings TV Screen • Default setting: 4:3 (Letter Box) Initial Settings Digital Audio Out 4:3 (Letter Box) TV Screen Video Output 4:3 (Pan&Scan) AV Connector Out Language 16:9 (Wide) S-Video Out Display Options If you have a widescreen TV, select the 16:9 (Wide) setting—widescreen DVD software is then shown using the full screen area.
  • Page 42: Language Settings

    The Initial Settings Menu Language settings Audio Language • Default setting: English Initial Settings Digital Audio Out Audio Language Video Output Subtitle Language Language DVD Menu Lang. Display Subtitle Display Options This setting is your preferred audio language for DVD discs. If the language you specify here is recorded on a disc, the system automatically plays the disc in that lan- guage.
  • Page 43: Dvd Menu Language

    The Initial Settings Menu DVD Menu Language • Default setting: w/Subtitle Lang. Initial Settings Digital Audio Out Audio Language w/Subtitle Lang. Video Output Subtitle Language English Language DVD Menu Lang. French Display Subtitle Display German Options Italian Spanish Other Language Some multilingual discs have disc menus in several languages.
  • Page 44: Angle Indicator

    Lock level. If your player is set to a lower level than the disc, the disc won’t play. This gives you some control about what your children watch on your DVD player. Some discs also support the Country Code feature. The player does not play certain scenes on these discs, depending on the country code you set.
  • Page 45: Changing Your Password

    The Initial Settings Menu Press ENTER to register the password and return to the Options menu screen. If you forget your password, you can reset the system then register a new one. See page 49 for how to reset the player. Changing your password To change your password, confirm your existing password then enter a new one.
  • Page 46: Setting/changing The Country Code

    The Initial Settings Menu Select a new level. Initial Settings Parental Lock : Level Change Digital Audio Out Video Output Password Language Display Options 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 off Press (cursor left) repeatedly to lock more levels (more discs will require the password);...
  • Page 47: Additional Information

    This unit is designed for use with conven- tional, fully circular discs only. Use of shaped discs is not recommended for this product. Pioneer disclaims all liability arising in connection with the use of shaped discs.
  • Page 48: Cleaning The Pickup Lens

    A damaged power cord can cause a fire or give you an electric shock. Check the power cord once in a while. If you find it damaged, ask your nearest Pioneer authorized service center or your dealer for a replacement.
  • Page 49: Screen Sizes And Disc Formats

    Additional Information Screen sizes and disc formats DVD-Video discs come in several different screen aspect ratios, ranging from TV programs, which are generally 4:3, to CinemaScope widescreen movies, with an aspect ratio of up to about 7:3. Televisions, too, come in different aspect ratios;...
  • Page 50: Language Code List

    Additional Information Language code list Language (Laguage code letter), Language code Japanese (ja), 1001 English (en), 0514 French (fr), 0618 German (de), 0405 Italian (it), 0920 Spanish (es), 0519 Chinese (zh), 2608 Dutch (nl), 1412 Portuguese (pt), 1620 Swedish (sv), 1922 Russian (ru), 1821 Korean (ko), 1115 Greek (el), 0512...
  • Page 51: Language Code List

    Additional Information Selecting languages using the language code list Some of the language options (such as ‘DVD Language’ in the Setup Navigator) allow you to set your prefered language from any of the 136 languages listed in the language code list on the previous page.
  • Page 52 Additional Information DTS stands for Digital Theater System. DTS is a surround system different from Dolby Digital that has become a popular surround sound format for movies. Dynamic range The difference between the quietest and loudest sounds possible in an audio signal (without distorting or getting lost in noise).
  • Page 53: Setting The Tv System

    The TV system changes as follows: AUTO = NTSC NTSC = PAL PAL = AUTO The player’s display shows “Welcome Pioneer”, then indicates the new setting. • You have to switch the player into STANDBY/ON) before standby (press each change.
  • Page 54: Specifications

    Weight ... 2.5 kg Dimensions DV-454 ... 420 (W) x 55 (H) x 278 (D) mm DV-350 ... 420 (W) x 55 (H) x 276 (D) mm Operating temperature ... +5°C to +35°C Operating humidity ... 5% to 85% S-Video output Y (luminance) - Output level ...
  • Page 56 Published by Pioneer Corporation. Copyright © 2002 Pioneer Corporation. All rights reserved. <TPTZZ/02C0000> Printed in China <VRB1286-A>...

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