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.
A damaged power cord can cause a fire or give you an electrical shock. Check 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. WARNING This equipment is not waterproof.
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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.
Before you start Putting the batteries in the remote • Open the battery compartment cover and insert the batteries as shown. Use two AA/R6P batteries and follow the indications ( , ) inside the compartment. Close the cover when you’re finished. Important Incorrect use of batteries can result in hazards such as leakage and bursting.
Before you start Disc / content format playback compatibility This player is compatible with a wide range of disc types (media) and formats. Playable discs will generally feature one of the following logos on the disc and/or disc packaging. Note however that some disc types, such as recordable CD and DVD, may be in an unplayable format—see below for further...
Before you start About WMA ® The Windows Media logo printed on the box indicates that this player can playback Windows Media Audio content. WMA is an acronym for Windows Media Audio and refers to an audio compression technology developed by Microsoft Corporation. WMA content can be encoded by using Windows ®...
Before you start • File extensions: .avi and .divx (these must be used for the player to recognize DivX video files). Note that all files with the .avi extension are recognized as MPEG4, but not all of these are necessarily DivX video files and therefore may not be playable on this player.
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. A/V IN VIDEO OUT AUDIO OUT...
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.
(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-502MX, PDP-503HDG, PDP-433HDG, PDP-5040HD, PDP-4340HD, PDP-504HDG, PDP-434HDG, PDP-435HDG, PDP-505HDG...
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. This player has both coaxial and optical digital jacks; use whichever is convenient. In addition to a digital connection, we recommend also connecting using the stereo analog connection.
Chapter 3 Controls and displays Front panel STANDBY/ON DV-383-s/ DV-383- STANDBY/ON 12 13 14 DV-380-s STANDBY/ON (page 16) Disc tray TOP MENU (page 20) ENTER & cursor buttons (page 16) MENU (page 20) RETURN (page 20) HOME MENU (page 16)
Controls and displays Remote control STANDBY/ON OPEN/CLOSE AUDIO ANGLE SUBTITLE CLEAR ENTER TOP MENU MENU ENTER HOME RETURN MENU PLAY MODE SURROUND ZOOM DISPLAY STANDBY/ON (page 16) AUDIO (page 29) SUBTITLE (page 28) Number buttons (page 19) TOP MENU (page 20) ENTER &...
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 STANDBY/ON DV-383-s/ DV-383- • My DVD player switches on but there is nothing displayed on my TV.
Getting started 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. If you have a conventional (4:3) TV, you can leave the player on the default setting and move on to the next section.
Getting started Playing discs The basic playback controls for playing DVD, CD, Video CD/Super VCD, DivX video 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.
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...
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.
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).
Playing discs Chapter 5 Playing discs Note • Many of the functions covered in this chapter apply to DVD discs, Video CDs/ Super VCDs, CDs, DivX video and WMA/ MP3 JPEG discs, although the exact operation of some varies slightly with the kind of disc loaded.
Playing discs Frame advance/frame reverse You can advance or back up DVD discs frame- by-frame. With Video CD/Super VCDs and DivX video file you can only use frame advance. During playback, press Press to reverse or advance a frame at a time. To resume normal playback, press (play).
Playing discs The options available depend on the kind of disc loaded and whether the disc is playing or not, but include: • Title – Titles from a DVD-Video disc. • Chapter – Chapters from the current title of a DVD-Video disc. •...
Playing discs • When a JPEG file is highlighted, a thumbnail image is displayed on the right. 00:00/ 00:00 0kbps Folder 2 File1 File2 File3 File4 File5 To play the highlighted track or DivX video file or display the highlighted JPEG file, press ENTER.
Playing discs During playback, press PLAY MODE and select ‘Repeat’ from the list of functions on the left. Play Mode A-B Repeat Title Repeat Repeat Chapter Repeat Random Repeat Off Program Search Mode Select a repeat play option. If program play is active, select Program Repeat to repeat the program list, or Repeat Off to cancel.
Playing discs • Use the following controls during random play: Button What it does Selects a new track/title/chapter at random. Returns to the beginning of the current track/title/chapter; further presses select another random track/title/chapter. Creating a program list This feature lets you program the play order of titles/chapters/tracks on a disc.
Playing discs • Use the following controls during program play: Button What it does PLAY Save the program list and exit MODE the program edit screen without starting playback (HOME MENU does the same). Skip to the next step in the program list.
Playing discs Switching audio language/ channels When playing a DVD and DivX video disc recorded with dialog in two or more languages, you can switch audio language during playback. When playing a VR format DVD-RW disc recorded with dual-mono audio, you can switch between the main, sub, and mixed channels during playback.
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.
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.
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.
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 38.) 16:9 (Wide) Component Out Interlace Progressive Language settings Setting...
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.
Initial Settings menu • If you forget your password, you’ll need to reset the player to register a new password. (see Resetting the player on page 39) Registering a new password You must register a password before you can change the Parental Lock level or enter a Country code.
Initial Settings menu ® About DivX VOD content In order to play DivX VOD (video on demand) content on this player, you first need to register the player with your DivX VOD content provider. You do this by generating a DivX VOD registration code, which you submit to your provider.
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.
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.
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.
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 preferred language from any of the 136 languages listed in the language code list on page 41.
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...
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.