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 D3-4-2-2-2a_A_En service center or your dealer for a replacement.
Before you start Chapter 1 Before you start Features • DVD-Audio and SACD compatible Experience the super high-quality audio perfor- mance of DVD-Audio and Super Audio CD (SACD). • Super VCD compatible This player supports the IEC’s Super VCD stan- dard.
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 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 Compressed audio compatibility • Compatible formats: MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3 (MP3), Windows Media Audio (WMA) • Sampling rates: 32, 44.1 or 48kHz • Bit-rates: Any (128Kbps or higher recommended) • VBR (variable bit rate) MP3 playback: No •...
Before you start • The number of external subtitle files which can be switched for the same movie file is limited to a maximum of 10. DivX video compatibility ® • Official DivX Certified product. ® ® • Plays DivX 5, DivX 4, DivX VOD video content (in compliance with...
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 White AUDIO OUT...
Connecting up Connect the VIDEO OUT and AUDIO OUT (2ch) jacks to a set of A/V inputs on your TV. Use the supplied audio/video cable, connecting the red and white plugs to the audio outputs and the yellow plug to the video output.
Connecting up S-VIDEO VIDEO OUT AUDIO OUT (2ch) AUDIO OUT (5.1ch) S-VIDEO OUT COMPONENT VIDEO OUT 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 equipment).
(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: PDP-505HDE, PDP-435HDE Connecting to an AV receiver You can connect this player to your AV receiver using the multichannel analog outputs or one of the digital outputs.
Connecting up Connecting the multichannel analog outputs If your AV receiver has 5.1 channel analog inputs, we recommend connecting this player to it using the multichannel analog outputs. Doing this will ensure that you can enjoy all kinds of disc, including Dolby Digital and DTS DVD-Video discs, as well as high sampling rate and multichannel DVD-Audio and SACD discs.
Controls and displays Remote control STANDBY/ON AUDIO SUBTITLE TOP MENU ENTER HOME MENU PLAY MODE SURROUND ZOOM STANDBY/ON (page 17) AUDIO (page 30) SUBTITLE (page 30) Number buttons (page 20) TOP MENU (page 21) ENTER & cursor buttons (page 17) HOME MENU (page 17) (page 20, 23) (page 20)
STANDBY/ON on the front panel or press 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 • 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, SACD, 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 24.
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 • If you don’t need the Last Memory function when you stop a disc, you can press OPEN/CLOSE to stop playback and open the disc tray. DVD disc menus Many DVD-Video and DVD-Audio discs feature menus from which you can select what you want to watch.
Getting started Button What it does Displays the previous menu page (if there is one). Displays the next menu page (if there is one). • After I load a DVD disc, it ejects automatically after a few seconds! Most likely, the disc is the wrong region for your player.
Playing discs Chapter 5 Playing discs Note • Many of the functions covered in this chapter apply to DVD and SACD 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-Video and DVD-R/RW discs frame-by-frame. With Video CD/Super VCDs and DivX video file you can only use frame advance. During playback, press Press advance a frame at a time. To resume normal playback, press (play).
Playing discs Select a view option. Disc Navigator Title Chapter 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 Using repeat play There are various repeat play options, depending on the kind of disc loaded. It’s also possible to use repeat play together with program play to repeat the tracks/chapters in the program list (see Creating a program list on page 28).
Playing discs Select a random play option. The random play options available depend on the kind of disc loaded. For example, for DVD- Video discs, you can select Random Title or Random Chapter (or Random Off). Play Mode A-B Repeat Random Title Repeat Random Chapter...
Playing discs After pressing ENTER to select the title/ chapter/group/track, the step number automatically moves down one. Repeat step 3 to build up a program list. A program list can contain up to 24 titles/ chapters/tracks. • 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/...
Playing discs • Some DVD-Audio discs feature pages of browsable pictures. Enter the page number you want. Press ENTER to start playback. Switching subtitles Some DVD-Video and DivX video discs have subtitles in one or more languages; the disc box will usually tell you which subtitle languages are available.
Playing discs Switching camera angles Some DVD discs feature scenes shot from two or more angles—check the disc box for details. When a multi-angle scene is playing, a icon appears on screen to let you know that other angles are available (this can be switched off if you prefer—see Display settings on page 36).
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 34 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 Linear PCM Out Down Sample On Down Sample Off 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 45.) 16:9 (Wide) Component Out...
Initial Settings menu Language settings Setting Option Audio Language English Languages as displayed Other Language Subtitle Language English (See also Displaying DivX subtitle files on Languages as displayed page 8.) Other Language DVD Menu w/Subtitle Lang. Language Languages as displayed Other Language Subtitle Display Display settings...
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 Changing your password To change your password, confirm your existing password then enter a new one. Select ‘Password Change’. Use the number buttons to enter your existing password, then press ENTER. Enter a new password and press ENTER. This registers the new password and you will return to the Options menu screen.
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 audio output settings The table below shows how the audio settings you make in the Initial Settings menu (see page 34) affect the output from the 2 channel and the 5.1 channel analog outputs, and from the digital outputs with various types of disc.
Initial Settings menu Speaker Distance • Default settings: all speakers 3.0 m You only need to make this setting if you connected this player to your amplifier using the 5.1 channel analog outputs. These settings do not affect any digital audio output.
Initial Settings menu Speaker Installation • Default settings: L/R: Large | C: Large | SL/ SR: 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. This setting does not affect digital audio output.
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 48.
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...
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 No picture/No color. Screen is stretched or aspect does not change. Picture disturbance during playback or the picture is dark. 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.
Additional information Problem Remedy Cannot play multi- • Make sure that Audio Output Mode is set to 5.1 Channel channel audio (page 40). • Check that the Dolby Digital, DTS and MPEG Out settings (pages 34–35) are suitable for your amplifier/receiver—check the instruction manual that came with your amplifier/receiver.
• 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 Progressive All the lines that make up a video scan video picture are updated in one pass (compared to interlace which takes two passes to update the whole picture). Regions These associate DVD-Video discs and (DVD-Video players with particular areas of the only) world.