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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). • 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...
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) • Operating instructions • Warranty card Putting the batteries in the remote •...
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 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 VIDEO 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.
(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-5040HD, PDP-4340HD, PRO-1000HDI, PRO-800HDI, PRO-1110HD, PRO-910HD, PDP- 4341HD, PDP-4345HD, PDP-4350HD, PDP-...
S-Video or component video connections if they’re avail- able. • You usually have to connect the same kind of video cable between your DVD player and AV receiver, and between your AV receiver and TV. Connecting the multichannel analog outputs If your AV receiver has 5.1 channel analog...
Connecting up Connecting the digital output This player has both optical and coaxial-type digital audio outputs for connection to an AV receiver. Connect whichever is convenient. Depending on the capabilities of your AV receiver, you might have to set up this player to output only digital audio in a compatible format.
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 18) AUDIO (page 31) SUBTITLE (page 31) Number buttons (page 21) TOP MENU (page 22) 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 • My DVD player switches on but there is nothing displayed on my TV.
Getting started Note • From here on in this manual, the word ‘select’ generally means use the cursor buttons to highlight an item on-screen, then press ENTER. 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.
Getting started Playing discs The basic playback controls for playing DVD, CD, SACD, Video CD, 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 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 • 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, 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 CDs 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 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 29).
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 37).
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 35 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 46.) 16:9 (Wide) Component Out...
Initial Settings menu Setting Option Subtitle Language English (See also Displaying DivX subtitle files on Languages as displayed page 9.) Other Language DVD Menu w/Subtitle Lang. Language Languages as displayed Other Language Subtitle Display Display settings Setting Option OSD Language English Languages as displayed Angle Indicator...
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 • Resetting the player (as described in Resetting the player in the main Operating Instructions) will not cause you to lose your registration code. Displaying your DivX VOD registration code Press HOME MENU and select ‘Initial Settings’. Select ‘Options’, then ‘DivX VOD’.
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 35) 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 10.0ft. 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 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 41). • Check that the Dolby Digital, DTS and MPEG Out settings (pages 35–36) 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.
General System ......DVD player Power requirements ..AC 120 V, 60 Hz Power consumption .
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