DVD Player DV-400V-S DV-400V-K Register Your Product at http://www.pioneerelectronics.com http://www.pioneerelectronics.ca Operating Instructions (US) (Canada)
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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. Selecting fine audio equipment such as the unit you’ve just purchased is only the start of your...
Before you start Chapter 1 Before you start Features • 24-bit/96 kHz compatible DAC The integrated 24-bit/96 kHz DAC means that this player is 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 • Energy saving design An auto power-off function switches the player into standby if not used for about 30 minutes. What’s in the box Please confirm that the following accessories are in the box when you open it. •...
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 compatibility information.
Before you start DVD-R/-RW compatibility • Compatible formats: DVD-Video, Video Recording (VR)* * Edit points may not play exactly as edited; screen may go momentarily blank at edited points. • Unfinalized playback: No • MP3/WMA/MPEG-4 AAC/JPEG or DivX video/WMV file playback on DVD-R/-RW: Compressed audio compatibility •...
Before you start Displaying external subtitle files The font sets listed below are available for external subtitle files. You can see the proper font set on-screen by setting the Subtitle Language (in Language settings on page 36) to match the subtitle file. This player supports the following language groups: Group 1...
Connections Chapter 2 Connections Easy connections Important • Before making or changing any connections, switch off the power and disconnect the power cable from the AC outlet. • The setup described here is a basic setup that allows you to play discs using just the cables supplied with the player.
Connections Connecting using the S-video output If your TV (or other equipment) has an S-video (S1) input, you can use the S-video output on this player instead of the standard (composite) output for a better quality picture. • Use an S-video cable (not supplied) to connect the S-VIDEO OUT to an S-video input on your TV (or monitor or AV receiver).
Connections Important • If you connect a TV that is not compatible with a progressive scan signal and switch the player to progressive, you will not be able to see any picture at all. In this case, switch everything off and reconnect using the supplied video cable (see Easy connections on page 11), then switch back to Interlace (see below).
Connections Connecting using HDMI If you have a HDMI equipped monitor or display, you can connect it to this player using a commercially available HDMI cable. The HDMI connector outputs uncompressed digital video, as well as almost every kind of digital audio that the player is compatible with, including DVD-Video, Video CD/, CD, WMA, MP3, MPEG-4 AAC, DivX video and WMV.
Connections About HDMI HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) supports both video and audio on a single digital connection for use with DVD players, DTV, set-top boxes, and other AV devices. HDMI was developed to provide the technologies of High Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) as well as Digital Visual Interface (DVI) in one specification.
Controls and displays Remote control STANDBY/ON OPEN/CLOSE AUDIO SUBTITLE ANGLE DVD/ CLEAR TOP MENU MENU ENTER HOME RETURN MENU PLAY MODE SURROUND ZOOM DISPLAY STANDBY/ON (page 18) AUDIO (page 30) SUBTITLE (page 29) Number buttons (page 21) TOP MENU (page 22) ENTER &...
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, DivX video/WMV and MP3/ WMA/MPEG-4 AAC 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 25.
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 and DivX disc menus Some DivX media files and 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, CDs, DivX video/WMV and MP3/WMA/ MPEG-4 AAC/JPEG discs, although the exact operation of some varies slightly with the kind of disc loaded. •...
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. • If the folder contains MP3/WMA/ MPEG-4 AAC files, playback of the slideshow and MP3/WMA/ MPEG-4 AAC file repeats.
Playing discs Select the thumbnail image for what you want to play. Disc Navigator: Title 01- 49: You can use either the cursor buttons ( ) and ENTER to select a thumbnail, or the number buttons. To select using the number buttons, enter a two-digit number then press ENTER.
Playing discs Looping a section of a disc The A-B Repeat function allows you to specify two points (A and B) within a track (CD, Video CD) or title (DVD-Video and DVD-RW) that form a loop which is played over and over. •...
Playing discs • You can’t use random play with VR format DVD-R/-RW discs, Video CDs playing in PBC mode, MP3/WMA/MPEG-4 AAC discs, DivX video/WMV discs, or while a DVD disc menu is being displayed. • You can't use random play together with program or repeat play.
Playing discs • You can insert steps into the middle of a program list by just highlighting the position where you want the new step to appear and entering a title/chapter/group/ track number. • To delete a step, highlight it and press CLEAR.
Playing discs Note • Some discs only allow you to change subtitle language from the disc menu. Press TOP MENU or MENU to access. • To set subtitle preferences, see Subtitle Language on page 36. • See Displaying external subtitle files on page 10 for more on DivX subtitles.
FAT16/32. It is not possible to connect this unit to a personal computer for USB playback. • Pioneer cannot guarantee compatibility (operation and/or bus power) with all USB mass storage devices and assumes no responsibility for any loss of data that may occur when connected to this unit.
Audio Settings and Video Adjust menus Chapter 7 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 • How good the surround effect is varies with the disc. Equalizer • Settings: Rock, Pop, Live, Dance, Techno, Classic, Soft, Off (default) The various preset EQ curves are designed to suit various styles of music. Note •...
Initial Settings menu Chapter 8 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 Digital Audio Out settings Setting Option Digital Out Dolby Digital Out Dolby Digital Dolby Digital > PCM DTS Out DTS > PCM 96 kHz PCM Out 96kHz > 48kHz 96kHz MPEG Out MPEG MPEG > PCM HDMI Out LPCM (2CH) Auto Video Output settings...
Initial Settings menu Setting Option Component Out Interlace Progressive HDMI Resolution 1920x1080p 1920x1080i 1280x720p 720x480p 720x480i HDMI Color Full range RGB Component Language settings Setting Option Audio Language English Languages as displayed Other Language Subtitle Language English (See also Displaying external subtitle files on Languages as displayed page 10.)
Initial Settings menu Setting Option DVD Menu w/Subtitle Lang. Lang. Languages as displayed Other Language Subtitle Display Display settings Setting Option OSD Language English Languages as displayed Angle Indicator What it means DVD disc menus will be displayed in the same language as your selected subtitle language, if possible.
• Default level: Off; Default password: none; 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 Setting/changing the Parental Lock Select ‘Level Change’. Use number buttons to enter your password, then press ENTER. Select a new level and press ENTER. • Press (cursor left) repeatedly to lock more levels (more discs will require the password);...
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.
Initial Settings menu About the HDMI audio output settings The table below shows how the audio settings you make in the HDMI Out screen affects the HDMI output with various types of disc. Disc audio format Linear PCM MPEG Dolby Digital (Karaoke) Dolby Digital CD/MP3/WMA/ MPEG-4 AAC...
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.
Additional information Condensation Condensation may form inside the player if it is brought into a warm room from outside, or if the temperature of the room rises quickly. Although the condensation won’t damage the player, it may temporarily impair its performance.
Sometimes the trouble may lie in another component. Inspect the other components and electrical appliances being used. If the trouble cannot be rectified after checking the items below, ask your nearest Pioneer authorized service center or your dealer to carry out repair work.
Additional information Problem Remedy Picture playback stops • Press and the operation • Press and hold the front panel buttons cannot be used. seconds to switch the unit off, then press again to switch back on. • Switch the power off once, unplug from the wall socket, then plug back in and switch on again using the front panel button.
Additional information Problem No audio, or audio is distorted. The analog audio is OK, but there appears to be no digital audio signal. Noticeable difference in DVD and CD volume. Cannot play multi- channel audio. Cannot listen to high- sampling rate audio through the digital output.
Additional information HDMI troubleshooting Problem Remedy • Check whether or not HDMI Out is set to Off. (See HDMI Out on No HDMI audio output. page 35.) • This unit has been designed to be compliant with HDMI (High Deﬁnition Multimedia Interface). Depending on the component you have connected, unreliable signal transfers may result.
• Static electricity or other external influences may cause malfunctioning of this unit. In this case, unplug the power cord and then plug back in. This will usually reset the unit for proper operation. If this does not correct the problem, please consult your nearest Pioneer service center.
Additional information HDMI HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a high-speed digital interface which has the capability to support standard, enhanced, or high- definition video plus standard to multi- channel surround-sound audio on a single digital connection. HDMI features include uncompressed digital video, a bandwidth of up to 5 gigabytes per second and communication between the AV source and AV devices...
Additional information Language code list Language (Language 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...
Additional information Specifications General Power requirements ..AC 120 V, 60 Hz Power consumption ....11 W Power consumption (standby) .
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