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Pioneer DV-440 Operating Instructions Manual

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  • Page 1 DVD PLAYER DV-533 DV-533K DV-440 Operating Instructions...
  • Page 2 CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR PURCHASE OF THIS FINE PIONEER PRODUCT. Pioneer is on the leading edge of DVD research for consumer products and this unit incorporates the latest technological developments. We are sure you will be fully satisfied with the DVD player.
  • Page 3: Important Notice

    WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. [For U.S. model] IMPORTANT NOTICE H006AEn The serial number for this equipment is located in the rear panel. Please write this serial number on your enclosed warranty card and keep it in a secure area.
  • Page 4: Features Of This Player

    Video CD and CD formats DVD, Super VCD/Video CD and CD discs that display the logos shown below can be played back on PIONEER DVD players. For more information on discs compatible with this player, refer to the table below.
  • Page 5: Mp3 Compatibility

    What is Super VCD? (DV-533 and DV-533K only) This player supports the IEC’s Super VCD standard. Compared to the Video CD standard, Super VCD offers superior picture quality, and allows two stereo soundtracks to be recorded. Super VCD also supports the widescreen size. Compatible with a wide range of DVD digital audio output formats DVDs are recorded in one of four types of digital audio...
  • Page 6: Play A Disc

    DVD is an incredible format that presents the highest quality digital audio and video available today. Because using the DVD player and DVDs may be confusing at first, following the order below should help you get through the important stages of getting set up so you can start using your player as soon as possible.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Display Window ... 10 Rear Panel ... 11 Remote Control ... 12 Making Connections ... 14 Connecting Your DVD Player ... 14 Audio Connections ... 15 Video Connections ... 16 System Control Connections ... 16 Setting Up the Player ... 17 Setting the TV System ...
  • Page 8: Before Using

    Before Using Checking Accessories Please confirm that the following were received with the player. Audio cord Video cord Power cord Remote control unit AA (R6P) dry cell batteries When disposing of used batteries, please comply with governmental regulations or environmental public instruction’s rules that apply in your country or area.
  • Page 9: Names And Functions

    Front Panel DV-533K VOLUME ECHO STANDBY/ON MIN–MAX MIN–MAX DV-533/DV-440 STANDBY/ON STANDBY/ON button Press to switch the player on or to put in standby (pages 20, 23). Disc tray When loading a disc, place discs in the disc tray with the label side facing up (pages 20, 23).
  • Page 10: Display Window

    Display Window 1 2 3 DTS indicator Indicates DTS audio playback. GUI indicator Indicates an on-screen menu operation is being performed (pages 17, 24). indicator Indicates Multi-Angle playback is in progress (page 33). TITLE indicator Indicates a title number is being displayed. indicator Indicates that TruSurround is selected (page 28).
  • Page 11: Rear Panel

    VIDEO OUT CONTROL IN jack Use to connect this player to another component bearing the Pioneer Î mark. This lets you control this unit as though it were a component in a system. Player operations are then performed by pointing the remote control at the component that the player is connect to (page 16).
  • Page 12: Remote Control

  • Page 13 STOP 7 button Press to stop playback. Pressing once enables playback to resume from a point shortly before the location where it was stopped. Pressing twice causes the disc to return to the beginning of the disc when playback starts again (page 23). STEP/SLOW e/E buttons Press STEP/SLOW e or E during playback to view still frame.
  • Page 14: Making Connections

    Making Connections Connecting Your DVD Player Unlike any other audiovisual media format, DVD offers a wide array of audio and video output options which allows playback to be enjoyed in any number of system configurations from a standard TV with stereo audio input to a home theater system with a TV or monitor and full surround sound capabilities.
  • Page 15: Audio Connections

    Audio Connections This player features two digital (optical and coaxial) and also analog audio output formats. Digital Audio Connections You can enjoy the digital audio recorded on DVD discs from both optical digital and coaxial digital output jacks. When making digital audio connections, do not make connections from both the coaxial and optical digital outputs to the same component.
  • Page 16: Video Connections

    (3.5 mm dia. with no resistance) to connect this player’s S-VIDEO IN CONTROL IN jack to the CONTROL OUT jack of another PIONEER component bearing the Î mark, you can control the player as though it were a component in a system (system control).
  • Page 17: Setting Up The Player

    Once this procedure is complete, it will be possible to begin using the DVD player to enjoy DVDs. The procedure on this page describes the operations necessary to function within the Setup Navigator screens. A detailed description of the contents of each question that appears on the screen can be found on the following pages.
  • Page 18: Setting The Osd Language

    Press ( STANDBY/ON on the front panel). If there’s already a disc loaded and it starts to play, press STOP 7 to stop it. Press SETUP. When SETUP is pressed for the first time, the following screen appears. Though the Setup Navigator may be used more than once, this screen only appears the first time SETUP is pressed.
  • Page 19 Setting digital audio connections to an AV amplifier or decoder The [Digital Jack] screen establishes whether digital connections have been made to an AV amplifier, receiver, or external decoder. As there are numerous options available, please refer to the instructions supplied with the component the player is connected to determine what digital audio formats can be decoded.
  • Page 20: Getting Started Using Your Dvd Player

    Getting Started Using Your DVD Player Playing DVDs, Super VCDs/ Video CDs, CDs and MP3s – DVD/Super VCD/VideoCD/CD/MP3 Before you can start to enjoy the digital audio and video on DVDs, be sure that you have either performed the Setup Navigator procedure described in the previous section or made the necessary settings in the Setup screen menus as outlined in the next section to set up the player to correspond to your home system.
  • Page 21: When A Menu Screen Is Displayed

    When a Menu Screen is Displayed – DVD/Super VCD/VideoCD Menu screens are displayed for DVDs that have menu screens or Super VCDs/Video CDs that include Playback Control (PBC). DVDs often contain extra information that can be accessed in the DVD menu and sometimes makes navigating DVD menu screens as enjoyable as watching the feature presentation.
  • Page 22: Chapter (Track) Skip Forward/Skip Back

  • Page 23: Resuming Playback From Where You Stopped

    Resuming playback from where you stopped – DVD/Super VCD/Video CD Use the resume feature to restart playback from the point that the disc was stopped last time. This features cannot be used with MP3s and CDs. Press STOP 7 once. The display shows “RESUME”...
  • Page 24: Adjusting Audio And Video Settings

    Adjusting Audio and Video Settings Using the Setup Screen Menus The procedure on this page describes how to operate the menus on the Setup screen. These menus are used to set and adjust a number of system settings. The various functions that can be adjusted are covered throughout this manual.
  • Page 25: Changing To The Setup Screen "Expert" Menu Mode

  • Page 26: Adjusting The Dynamic Range Of The Audio Soundtrack

    Adjusting the Dynamic Range of the Audio Soundtrack Audio DRC stands for Audio Dynamic Range Compression. When Audio DRC is on, soft sounds such as dialog can be heard more clearly without making loud sounds even louder. When Audio DRC is set to [Off], there is no effect on the audio source.
  • Page 27: Dts Out

    DTS Out This player is capable of outputting DTS digital audio for DVDs recorded in DTS. When this player is connected to an AV component that has a built-in DTS decoder, select [DTS]. If your system is not equipped to decode DTS, select [Off].
  • Page 28: Getting Surround Sound From Stereo Speakers

    Getting Surround Sound from Stereo Speakers TruSurround (stereo audio sources) to produce a surround sound effect from stereo speakers. This function works only when connections are made to the AUDIO OUT jacks. Language General Audio2 Video1 Virtual Surround — TruSurround Surround effect from 2 speakers Move Settings: Off*...
  • Page 29: Setting The Tv Screen Size

    Setting the TV Screen Size – DVD/Super VCD The width-to-height ratio of conventional TVs is 4:3, while the width-to-height ratio of wide screen and high-definition TVs is 16:9. This width-to-height ratio is called the aspect ratio. When viewing software recorded in different aspect ratios, the image’s height to width ratio can be switched to match the TV or monitor being used.
  • Page 30: Switching The S-Video Output

    Make changes in the [Still Picture] setting in the Setup screen Video 2 menu in the [Expert] menu mode (page 25). Language General Audio1 Video2 Background — Pioneer Logo Video Adjust — Still Picture — Field On Screen Display Frame...
  • Page 31: Adjusting The Video Quality

    Make changes to the [Video Adjust] setting in the Setup screen Video 2 menu. Language General Audio1 Video2 Background — Pioneer Logo Video Adjust — Start Picture Quality Controls Move SETUP Selecting a preprogrammed setting Use the cursor button (3) to select [Start] then press ENTER.
  • Page 32 Adjusting the picture quality settings To create your own setting (1) Use the cursor button (3) to select [Start] then press ENTER. Video Memory Select Video Setup Use the cursor button (∞) to select [Video Setup] then press ENTER. Video Memory Select Video Setup Use the cursor buttons (2/3) to select the setting to [On] or [Off].
  • Page 33: Viewing From A Desired Camera Angle (Multi-Angle)

    . When locations on discs that are indicator Language General Video2 Background — Pioneer Logo Video Adjust Still Picture — Auto On Screen Display — Position-Normal Angle Indicator —...
  • Page 34: Setting The Language Options

    Setting the Language Options DVDs have the capacity to contain a great deal of audio information, which includes the ability to hold up to 8 different language tracks and subtitle information in as many as 32 different languages. This section outlines the variety of audio language and subtitle options available with this player.
  • Page 35: Changing Audio Type

    Changing Audio Type – Super VCD/Video CD/CD/MP3 For enjoyment of karaoke or similar format Super VCDs/ Video CDs, CDs and MP3s, it is possible to select stereo audio, or either right or left channel mono depending on the requirements of the source. Video CD/CD/MP3 Press AUDIO repeatedly during playback to...
  • Page 36: Selecting A Subtitle Language (Multi-Language Subtitles)

    Selecting a Subtitle Language (Multi-Language Subtitles) – DVD You can select a desired subtitle language with DVDs that have subtitle data in multiple languages recorded on them. LAST CONDITION MEMORY MEMORY SUBTITLE AUDIO SUB TITLE ANGLE SETUP MENU TOP MENU DISPLAY ¶...
  • Page 37 When [Other] is selected When you want to select one of the 136 languages as the main audio language, follow the steps below when the following screen appears. A language code list can be found on page 58. REPEAT AUDIO SUB TITLE ANGLE REPEAT...
  • Page 38 Selecting a DVD menu language preference Expert In addition to containing different audio languages, DVD may also contain menu screens in different languages as well. Setting a DVD language preference, sets the selected language as a default when DVDs with menu information in that language are encountered.
  • Page 39: Advanced Functions

    Advanced Functions This player is compatible with MP3s, DVD, Super VCD/ Video CD, and CD formats. Users already familiar with Super VCD/Video CD or CD will already be familiar with some of the functions the player is capable of performing. With DVD, an even greater number of possibilities and functions are available.
  • Page 40: Searching For A Title, Folder, Chapter, Track, Or Location On A Disc

    Searching for a Title, Folder, Chapter, Track, or Location on a Disc – DVD/Super VCD/Video CD/CD/MP3 This player offers different ways of accessing the information on a DVD, Super VCD/Video CD, CD or MP3. Using SEARCH MODE, you can search for titles or chapters on a DVD, tracks on a Super VCD/Video CD, CD or folders or tracks on a MP3 and even select the point in time to start playback.
  • Page 41: Using The Mp3 Navigator

    Using the MP3 Navigator Use the MP3 Navigator to make searching for the track(s) you want to play easier. You can also use it to add or clear tracks from the program list. OPEN/ LAST CONDITION CLOSE MEMORY MEMORY REPEAT AUDIO SUB TITLE ANGLE...
  • Page 42: Repeat Play

    Repeat Play – DVD/Super VCD/Video CD/CD/MP3 You can repeat an entire title, folder, chapter or track, or just a part. CONDITION LAST MEMORY MEMORY ANGLE AUDIO SUB TITLE TOP MENU SETUP MENU DISPLAY ¶ PREV ∞ ¶ STOP PLAY ¶ STEP/SLOW REV FWD ¶...
  • Page 43: Random Play

  • Page 44: Playback In A Desired Order (Program Play)

    Playback in a Desired Order (Program Play) – DVD/Super VCD/Video CD/CD/MP3 The titles and chapters within a title on a DVD and similarly MP3, CD and Super VCD/Video CD tracks can be arranged to play in the order you want. Programming DVDs A program with a maximum of 24 steps can be memorized.
  • Page 45 Programming Super VCDs/Video CDs, CDs A program with a maximum of 24 steps can be memorized. OPEN/ LAST CONDITION CLOSE MEMORY MEMORY REPEAT AUDIO SUB TITLE ANGLE REPEAT SETUP MENU TOP MENU RETURN DISPLAY ¶ ¶ Cursor buttons NEXT PREV ¢...
  • Page 46: Program List

    Programming MP3s A program with a maximum of 24 steps can be memorized. LAST CONDITION MEMORY MEMORY SUB TITLE ANGLE AUDIO MENU TOP MENU SETUP DISPLAY ¶ Cursor buttons PREV ∞ ¶ PLAY STOP ¶ REV FWD STEP/SLOW 2, 3 ¶...
  • Page 47 To make a program of your favorite parts of a disc as it plays – DVD/Video CD/CD/MP3 With this player, it is possible to make a program as you watch a DVD or Video CD or while listening to an MP3 or a CD .
  • Page 48: Continuing Playback From A Specified Location (Last Memory)

    Continuing Playback from a Specified Location (Last Memory) – DVD/Super VCD/Video CD The Last Memory function is convenient when you want to continue viewing a disc from the point where you were watching before. Unlike the resume function, the Last Memory function is effective even if the DVD is removed from the player (Last Memory locations saved for Super VCDs/Video CDs are effective only if the disc remains loaded in the player).
  • Page 49: Memorizing Settings For Often Viewed Dvds (Condition Memory)

    Memorizing Settings for Often Viewed DVDs (Condition Memory) – DVD You can store in memory settings for DVDs you often watch. Settings remain in memory even if you remove the disc from the player, or switch power to the player to standby.
  • Page 50: Singing Your Favorite Songs Along With Karaoke Discs (Dv-533K Only)

    Singing Your Favorite Songs Along with Karaoke Discs (DV-533K only) – DVD/Super VCD/Video CD/CD/MP3 This player has a karaoke feature that lets you sing along with your favorite songs, featuring a microphone jack conveniently located on the front panel as well as controls for mixing the vocal level and amount of digital echo effect.
  • Page 51: Setting The Parental Lock Level

    Setting the Parental Lock Level – DVD This player lets you set the Parental Lock if the DVD has a parental lock level recorded on it. With Parental Lock capable discs, you can block access to material you feel is inappropriate for your children. Refer to the DVD disc jacket and the accompanying documentation to see if a particular disc contains a parental lock level.
  • Page 52: Setting The Parental Lock Level

    Setting the Parental Lock Level Change the Parental Lock level to a higher or lower level according to the settings printed on the DVD disc jacket or accompanying documentation. If you use the Condition Memory function to save the settings for a particular disc, the Parental Lock level is saved as well.
  • Page 53: Country Code List

    You can select a background to appear when the player is in the stop mode. Make changes to the [Background] setting in the Setup screen Video 2 menu. Audio1 Settings: Pioneer Logo* Black Turning the Screen Saver On and Off As a protective function against residual images on the TV screen or monitor, a phenomenon referred to as “screen burn”, the screen saver appears when the...
  • Page 54: Viewing Disc Information

    Viewing Disc Information – DVD/Super VCD/Video CD/CD/MP3 Use DISPLAY to get current information about the disc currently loaded. You can get information about the titles and chapters on a DVD or tracks on a Super VCD/Video CD or CD or folders and tracks on a MP3. When viewing DVDs, you can also check the digital bitstream transmission rate.
  • Page 55 Super VCD current track number elapsed time of current track Play 0.03 current track number elapsed time of current track 0.03 Track –3.29/ 3.32 remaining total time of remaining time of current track current tracks « current total time of tracks current track number Play 1/10...
  • Page 56: Additional Information

    Additional Information Disc Care How to hold discs When loading or removing discs, try not to touch their playing surfaces. Cleaning Fingerprints or other dirt on the disc may affect sound and picture quality. To clean your discs, use a soft clean cloth to wipe them. If necessary, moisten a soft cloth with diluted neutral detergent to remove heavy dirt or fingerprints.
  • Page 57 The player's pickup lens should not become dirty in normal use, but if for some reason it should malfunction due to soiling, contact your nearest PIONEER authorized service center. Lens cleaners are commercially available, but special care should be exercised in their use since some may cause damage to the lens.
  • Page 58: Language Code List

    Language Code List Language codes are used when setting the audio and subtitle language preferences (page 37). Language Input-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)
  • Page 59: Troubleshooting

    Inspect the other components and electrical appliances being used. If the trouble cannot be rectified even after exercising the checks listed below, ask your nearest PIONEER authorized service center or your dealer to carry out repair work. The disc table comes back out automatically, shortly after the disc table is closed.
  • Page 60 Static electricity or other external influence may cause malfunctioning of this unit. In this case, unplugging the power cord and then re-plugging it in will usually reset the unit for proper operation. If this does not correct the problem, please consult your nearest PIONEER service center.
  • Page 61: Terms

    Terms Aspect ratio Aspect ratio refers to the length to height ratio of TV screens. The ratio of a standard TV is 4:3, while the ratio of a high-definition or wide TV is 16:9. The latter allows you to enjoy a picture with a wider perspective. Chapter number Chapter numbers are the numbers assigned to sections of a title on the disc, similar to chapters in a book.
  • Page 62 System control When you connect this player via a cord with a mini plug to another Pioneer component such as a receiver or an amplifier bearing the Î mark, you can control the player as though it were a component in a system. To control the player, point the player’s remote control at the...
  • Page 63: Specifications

    DV-533 / DV-440 ... 2.5 kg (5 lb 9 oz) DV-533K ... 2.6 kg Dimensions (Not including protruding cables, etc.) DV-533 / DV-440 ... 420 (W) x 279 (D) x 55 (H) mm (W) x 11(D) x 4 DV-533K ... 420 (W) x 284 (D) x 55 (H) mm Operating temperature ...
  • Page 64 PIONEER EUROPE NV Haven 1087, Keetberglaan 1, B-9120 Melsele, Belgium TEL: 03/570.05.11 PIONEER ELECTRONICS AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD. PIONEER ELECTRONICS DE MEXICO S.A. DE C.V. <TWKZW/01F00000> 4-1, Meguro 1-Chome, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8654, Japan P.O. BOX 1540, Long Beach, California 90801-1540, U.S.A.

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