IMPORTANT RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK 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.
POWER-CORD PROTECTION — Power-supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them, paying particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the product.
[For U.S. and PX model] NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
WARNING: Slot and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it from overheating, to prevent fire hazard, the openings should never be blocked and covered with items, such as newspapers, table-cloths, curtains, etc. Also do not put the apparatus on the thick carpet, bed, sofa, or fabric having a thick pile.
If the player is not used for over 30 minutes, it automatically switches itself into standby. This unit is designed to use 0.12 W (DV-563A), 0.1 W (DV-667A Taiwanese model) or 0.18 W (Other model) of power when in standby mode.
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) • Power cable • Operating instructions •...
Before you start Using the remote control Keep in mind the following when using the remote control: • Make sure that there are no obstacles between the remote and the remote sensor on the unit. • The remote has a range of about 7m (23ft.).
Before you start ties, including but not limited to: the type of disc used; the type of recording; damage, dirt or condensation on either the disc or the player’s pick-up lens. See below for notes about particular software and formats. CD-R/RW compatibility •...
Before you start • When naming MP3 files, add the corre- sponding file name extension (.mp3). Files are played according to the file extension. To prevent noise and malfunc- tions, do not use these extensions for other kinds of files. •...
CONTROL IN / OUT For passing remote control signals to other Pioneer components (page 19). D1/D2 VIDEO OUT (DV-667A Taiwanese model only) Use to connect this player to a TV with a D video input (page 16).
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. CONTROL •...
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. •...
Connecting up Connecting using the component video output You can use the component video output instead of the standard video out jack to connect this player to your TV (or other equip- ment). This should give you the best quality picture from the three types of video output available.
Connecting up Connecting for multichannel surround sound You can connect this player to your AV receiver using the multichannel analog outputs or one of the digital outputs. In addition to these connections, you should also connect the 2 channel analog outputs for compatibility with all discs.
Connecting up Connecting to an AV receiver To enjoy multichannel surround sound you need to connect this player to an AV receiver using a digital output. This player has both coaxial and optical digital jacks; use which- ever is convenient. In addition to a digital connection, we recom- mend also connecting using the stereo analog connection.
Controlling this player from another Pioneer component This player has SR jacks which allow you to use the remote sensor on one Pioneer compo- nent to control another. Use a mini-jack plug to connect the CONTROL OUT of one component to the CONTROL IN of another.
Controls and displays Chapter 3 Controls and displays Front panel STANDBY/ON STANDBY/ON Press to switch the player on or into standby. FL DIMMER Press to dim or brighten the display. Disc tray OPEN/CLOSE Press to open or close the disc tray. Press to pause playback.
Controls and displays Display 14 13 V-PART Lights when playing a video part of a DVD disc. PRGSVE Lights when the player is set to output progressive scan video (see Component Out on page 56). Indicates that the character display is showing a DVD-Audio group number.
Controls and displays Remote control STANDBY/ON AUDIO SUBTITLE TOP MENU ENTER HOME MENU PLAY MODE SURROUND Press to switch the player on or into standby. AUDIO Press to select the audio channel or language (see Switching DVD-Video audio language on OPEN/CLOSE page 44).
Controls and displays 12 PLAY MODE Press to display the Play Mode menu. (You can also get to the Play Mode menu by pressing HOME MENU and selecting Play Mode). 13 SURROUND Press to activate/switch off 2V/SRS TruSur- round. OPEN/CLOSE Press to open or close the disc tray.
ENTER GUIDE RETURN 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 Next, press the ENTER button on the remote control...
Getting started DV-667A Taiwanese model only 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 cursor buttons to choose, then press ENTER...
Getting started • Throughout this manual, ‘Select’ means use the cursor buttons to highlight an item on-screen, then press ENTER. ENTER HOME GUIDE MENU Button What it does HOME Display/exit the on-screen dis- MENU play. Changes the highlighted menu item. ENTER Selects the highlighted menu item (both...
Getting started Select a DVD language. Some DVD discs feature on-screen menus, soundtracks and subtitles in several languages. Set your preferred language here. Setup Navigator Language Settings DVD Language English Audio Out Settings French German Speaker Settings Italian AV Receiver Func. Spanish Other Language DV-667A Taiwanese model only...
Getting started Do you have surround speakers connected to your AV receiver? Select Connected or Not Connected. Setup Navigator Language Settings Center Speaker Audio Out Settings Surround Speakers Speaker Settings AV Receiver Func. 10 Do you have a sub-woofer connected to your AV receiver? Select Connected or Not Connected.
Getting started 15 Press ENTER to complete the setup, or press HOME MENU to quit the Setup Navi- gator without making any changes. Setup Navigator Language Settings Dolby Digital Compatible Not Compatible Audio Out Settings Settings complete Unknown Speaker Settings MPEG Press ENTER...
Getting started Load a disc. Load a disc with the label side facing up, using the disc tray guide to align the disc (if you’re loading a double-sided DVD disc, load it with the side you want to play face down). Press (play) to start playback.
Getting started • My AV receiver is definitely compatible with 96/88.2kHz Linear PCM audio, but it doesn’t seem to work with this player. What’s wrong? For digital copy-protection purposes, some 96/88.2kHz DVD discs only output digital audio downsampled to 48/44.1kHz. This is not a malfunction.
Getting started Front panel controls (play), (stop), and on the front panel work in exactly the same way as their remote control equivalents. The combined scan/skip buttons on the front panel ( differently from the remote buttons. Press and hold for fast scan; press for track/chapter skip.
Getting started Button What it does TOP MENU Displays the ‘top menu’ of a DVD disc—this varies with the disc. MENU Displays a DVD disc menu—this varies with the disc and may be the same as the ‘top menu’. Moves the cursor around the screen.
Playing discs Chapter 5 Playing discs Introduction Most of the features described in this chapter make use of on-screen displays. For an expla- nation of how to navigate these, see Using the on-screen displays on page 25. Many of the functions covered in this chapter apply to DVD and SACD discs, Video CDs/ Super VCDs, CDs and MP3/JPEG discs, although the exact operation of some varies...
Playing discs For DVD-Audio discs select a group, or a track within a group. Disc Navigator Group 1-03 Track 1-14 Track 01 Group 01 DVD-Audio Track 02 Group 02 Track 03 Group 03 Track 04 Track 05 Track 06 Track 07 Track 08 For SACD discs select a track within the current playback area.
Playing discs Scanning discs You can fast-scan discs forward or backward at various different speeds. During playback, press start scanning. Press repeatedly to increase the scan- ning speed. • MP3 tracks can only be scanned at one speed. • The scanning speed is shown on-screen. To resume normal playback, press (play).
Playing discs • When changing direction with a DVD- Video disc, the picture may ‘move’ in an unexpected way. This is not a malfunc- tion. Looping a section of a disc The A-B Repeat function allows you to specify two points (A and B) within a track (DVD- Audio, CD, SACD and Video CD) or title (DVD- Video and DVD-RW) that form a loop which is played over and over.
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-Video and DVD-RW discs, select Title Repeat or Chapter Repeat (or Repeat Off). Play Mode A-B Repeat Title Repeat Repeat...
Playing discs Using random play Use the random play function to play titles or chapters (DVD-Video), groups or tracks (DVD- Audio), or tracks (CD, SACD, Video CD/Super VCD and MP3 discs) in a random order. You can set the random play option when a disc is playing or stopped.
Playing discs Creating a program list This feature lets you program the play order of titles/groups/chapters/folders/tracks on a disc. • You can’t use Program play with VR format DVD-RW discs, Video CDs/Super VCDs playing in PBC mode, or while a DVD disc menu is being displayed.
Playing discs • To add a track, first highlight the group, then press (cursor right) and select a track from the list. Program Program Step Group 1-03 Track 1-14 01. 01-03 Group 01 Track 01 Group 02 Track 02 Group 03 Track 03 Track 04 Track 05...
Playing discs Editing a program list After creating a program list, you can add, delete and change steps. Press PLAY MODE and select ‘Program’ 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.
Playing discs Searching a disc You can search DVD-Video discs by title or chapter number, or by time. DVD-Audio discs can be searched by group or track number. SACDs, CDs and Super VCDs can be searched by track number, and Video CDs by track number or time.
Playing discs Switching DVD-Video audio language When playing a DVD-Video disc recorded with dialog in two or more languages, you can switch audio language during playback. Press AUDIO repeatedly to select an audio language option. Current /Total Audio French • Some discs only allow you to change audio language from the disc menu.
Playing discs Zooming the screen Using the zoom feature you can magnify a part of the screen by a factor of 2 or 4, while watching a DVD-Video, DVD-Audio or Video CD/Super VCD. During playback, use the ZOOM button to select the zoom factor. •...
Playing discs • DVD-Video displays Play Current / Total Elapsed Title 11/38 2.05 1. French Audio Dolby Digital 3/2.1CH Subtitle Play Current / Total Elapsed Chapter 2/36 0.06 Tr. Rate : • DVD-Audio displays Play DVD-Audio Current / Total Elapsed Track 1/14 3.20...
Viewing JPEG discs Chapter 6 Viewing JPEG discs Viewing JPEG discs After loading a CD/CD-R/RW containing JPEG pictures, press 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...
Viewing JPEG discs To resume the slideshow from the highlighted file, press ENTER. Using the Photo Browser The Photo Browser displays nine thumbnail images at a time from the current folder. From the Disc Navigator screen, high- light a folder to display then press ENTER. The Photo Browser screen opens with the first nine pictures displayed as thumbnails.
Audio Settings menu Chapter 7 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.
Audio Settings menu Press HOME MENU and select ‘Audio Settings’ from the on-screen display. HOME MENU Audio Settings Play Mode Initial Settings Highlight Virtual Surround, then use (cursor left/right) buttons to change to ‘2V/SRS TruSurround’ or ‘Off’, as required. Audio Settings Audio DRC Virtual Surround Channel Level...
Audio Settings Speaker Distance L Speaker Distance C Speaker Distance R Speaker Distance RS Speaker Distance LS DV-563A screen • Use the select a speaker. • Use the to adjust the distance from your listening position to that speaker. Front left/right (L/R) speaker distances can be set from 1 ft.
Video Adjust menu Chapter 8 Video Adjust menu Video Adjust • Default setting: Standard From the Video Adjust screen you can select the standard video presentation or define presets of your own. Press HOME MENU and select ‘Video Adjust’ from the on-screen display. HOME MENU Audio Settings Play Mode...
Video Adjust menu You can adjust any or all of the following picture quality settings: • Contrast – Adjusts the contrast between light and dark. • Brightness – Adjusts the overall bright- ness. • Chroma Level – Adjusts how saturated colors appear.
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.
Initial Settings menu Dolby Digital Out You only need to make this setting if you connected this player to an AV receiver (or other component) using one of the digital outputs. • Default setting: Dolby Digital Initial Settings Digital Audio Out Digital Out Dolby Digital Video Output...
Initial Settings menu • Even when set to Down Sample Off, some discs will still output down-sampled audio through the digital outputs (you only get full sampling rate audio through the analog outputs). • High sampling rate DVD-Audio discs (192kHz or 176.4kHz) automatically output down-sampled audio through the digital outputs.
Initial Settings menu • Default setting: Interlace Initial Settings Digital Audio Out Progressive TV Screen Video Output Interlace Component Out Language S-Video Out Display Options Speakers If you have a progressive-scan compatible TV, set this to Progressive for flicker-free video output.
OUTPUT. IF THERE ARE QUESTIONS REGARDING OUR TV SET COMPATIBILITY WITH THIS MODEL 525p DVD PLAYER, PLEASE CONTACT OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER. • DV-563A This player is compatible with the following Pioneer displays and moni- tors: PDP-5030HD, PRO-1000HD, PRO- 800HD, PDP-4330HD, PRO-720HD, PRO- 620HD, PRO-520HD, SD-643HDS, SD- 533HDS, PDP-503HDG, PDP-433HDG.
Initial Settings menu • You can switch between the languages recorded on a DVD disc during playback using the AUDIO button. (This does not affect this setting.) See Switching DVD- Video audio language on page 44. • Some DVD discs set the audio language automatically when loaded, overriding the Audio Language setting.
Initial Settings menu Some multilingual discs have disc menus in several languages. This setting specifies in which language the disc menus should appear. Leave on the default setting for menus to appear in the same language as your Subtitle Language—see above. The DVD format recognizes 136 different languages.
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.
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 ‘Password’. Initial Settings Digital Audio Out Parental Lock Video Output Bonus Group Language Auto Disc Menu Display Group Playback Options...
Initial Settings menu Setting/changing the Parental Lock level Select ‘Level Change’. Initial Settings Digital Audio Out Parental Lock Password Change Video Output Bonus Group Level Change Language Auto Disc Menu Country Code Display Group Playback Options DVD Playback Mode Speakers SACD Playback PhotoViewer Use number buttons to enter your...
Initial Settings menu • Select by code number: Press right) then use the number buttons to enter the 4-digit Country code (you can find the Country code list on page 76.) Initial Settings Parental Lock: Country Code Digital Audio Out Video Output Password Language...
Initial Settings menu This specifies whether the menu (Top menu) is automatically displayed after loading a disc. Set to On if you want the menu displayed automatically, or Off if you don’t want it displayed. • Some DVD discs display a menu automat- ically regardless of this setting.
Initial Settings menu PhotoViewer • Default setting: On Initial Settings Digital Audio Out Parental Lock Video Output Bonus Group Language Auto Disc Menu Display Group Playback Options DVD Playback Mode Speakers SACD Playback PhotoViewer This setting is important if you load a disc that contains both MP3 audio files and JPEG picture files.
Initial Settings menu • Some DVD-Audio discs don’t allow down- mixing of audio. These discs always output multi-channel audio regardless of the setting made here. Speaker Installation • Set in Setup Navigator (default: L/R: Large | C: Large | LS/RS: Large| SW: On ) You only need to make this setting if you connected this player to your amplifier using the 5.1 channel analog outputs.
Language 10 ft. Display 10 ft. Options 10 ft. Speakers 10 ft. DV-563A screen Press (cursor right) to change the speaker distance for the highlighted speaker. Use the (cursor up/down) to change the distance. • When you change the distance settings of...
Initial Settings menu When set to Fix, the level of each of the 5.1 channel analog outputs is fixed. Choose Vari- able if you want to adjust the relative levels to balance the surround sound better for your listening room. Initial Settings Auto Digital Audio Out...
Additional information Chapter 10 Additional information Taking care of your player and discs Handling discs When holding discs of any type, take care not to leave fingerprints, dirt or scratches on the disc surface. Hold the disc by its edge or by the center hole and edge.
This player is designed for use with conventional, 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. Cleaning the unit’s exterior • Use a polishing cloth or dry cloth to wipe off dust and dirt.
A damaged power cable can cause a fire or give you an electric shock. Check the power cable once in a while. If you find it damaged, ask your nearest Pioneer authorized service center or your dealer for a replacement. Screen sizes and disc formats...
Additional information Set to 4:3 (Pan&Scan), widescreen discs are shown with the left and right sides cropped. Although the picture looks larger, you don’t actually see the whole picture. Please note that many widescreen discs override the player’s settings so that the disc is shown in letter box format regardless of the setting.
Additional information About the audio output settings The table below shows how the audio settings you make in the Initial Settings menu (pages 55– 56, 66) affect the output from the 2 channel and the 5.1 channel analog outputs, and from the digital outputs with various types of disc.
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 Glossary Analog audio An electrical signal that directly represents sound. Compare this to digital audio which can be an electrical signal, but is an indirect representation of sound. See also Digital audio. Aspect ratio The width of a TV screen relative to its height. Conventional TVs are 4:3 (in other words, the screen is almost square);...
Additional information File extension A tag added to the end of a filename to indicate the type of file. For example, “.mp3” indicates an MP3 file. Interlaced video A method of displaying a picture in which odd-numbered lines are updated in one pass, then even-numbered lines updated in the next.
Additional information S1 S-video output This S-video signal format includes aspect ratio information (4:3 or 16:9) within the video signal. TVs which are compatible with S1 S- video automatically switch aspect ratio according to the signal. See also S-Video Out on page 58.
Additional information DV-667A Taiwanese model only : Changing the on-screen display language to English Press SETUP. The on-screen display (OSD) appears. HOME MENU Use the left/right) buttons to select ‘ from the on-screen display, then press ENTER. HOME MENU Use the (cursor up/down) buttons to select ‘...
Additional information Setting the TV System (Except DV-563A and DV-667A Taiwanese model) The default setting of this player is AUTO, and unless you notice that the picture is distorted when playing some discs, you should leave it set to AUTO. If you experience picture distortion with some discs, set the TV system to match your country or region’s system.
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 No picture/No color. • Incorrect video connections: Check that connections are correct and that plugs are inserted fully. Also check the video cable for damage. • TV/monitor or AV amplifier settings are incorrect: Check the instruction manual of the connected equipment. •...
Additional information Problem Noticeable difference in DVD and CD volume. Cannot play multi- channel audio Cannot listen to high- sampling rate audio through the digital output. Cannot output 192kHz or 176.4kHz digital audio. Cannot output 96kHz or 88.2kHz digital audio. No DTS audio output.
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.