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Operating Instructions


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    FILE-TYPE DVD PLAYER DV-F727 Operating Instructions...

  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    Please read through these operating instructions so you will know how to operate your model properly. After you have finished reading the instructions, put them away in a safe place for future reference. • This player is not suitable for commercial use. IMPORTANT The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user...

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    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 4: Features Of This Player

    Video CD, CD, and CD-R* formats DVDs, Video CDs, CDs, and CD-Rs 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.

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    Î * PS/2 is a registered trademark of IBM corporation. Connection to another disc changer for increased capacity This unit can be connected to another DV-F727 unit for combined control of up to 601 discs (page 66). ¡ ¢ Î...

  • Page 6: Differences In Disc Composition

    When played back on a DVD player, both Video CDs and CDs are considered to be a single title, regardless of the number of tracks.

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Display Window ... 10 Remote Control ... 12 Rear Panel ... 14 Making Connections ... 15 Connecting Your DVD Player ... 15 Audio Connections ... 17 Video Connections ... 18 CD-Deck Synchro Connections ... 19 System Control Connections ... 19 Setting Up the Player ...

  • Page 8: Before Using

    • Exposing the remote sensor to direct sunlight or strong light may cause faulty operation. • When Master-Slave connections are made to another DV-F727 to create a 601-disc changer, only the remote sensor on the first DV-F727 will accept signals from the remote control (page 66).

  • Page 9: Names And Functions


  • Page 10: Display Window

    ¡ ¢ (forward) button Press to advance to chapters/tracks. Press and hold to perform fast-forward scanning. When using the front panel to edit input text, use to move the position of the cursor (pages 27 and 33). CLEAR button Use to cancel repeat and random playback, edit programs, and clear text entries (pages 33, 55, 56, 58, and 62).

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    TRK and CHP indicators Indicates a chapter or track number is being displayed. REMAIN and TOTAL indicators REMAIN indicates the remaining playback time of a title or chapter/track is being displayed. TOTAL indicates the disc in the player is stopped and DISPLAY has been pressed (page 65).

  • Page 12: Remote Control

    Remote Control All of the command buttons on the remote control glow in the dark for easy control of the player even in the dark. Hold the unit under a light for optimal results. DISPLAY AUDIO SETUP MENU ENTER FUNCTION MEMORY F.MEM STOP...

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    SUB SETUP button* Press to open and close the player’s Sub Setup screen (pages 30, 31, 32, 35, and 36). LAST MEMORY button Press LAST MEMORY during playback to set a Last Memory point (page 61). HI-LITE button Press to perform a highlight scan of all of the discs included in the current play mode (page 60).

  • Page 14: Rear Panel

    (page 19). CD-DECK SYNCHRO jack If you have a Pioneer cassette deck that has the CD-Deck synchro function, connect the CD-DECK SYNCHRO jacks on this unit to the identical jack on the cassette deck using a commercially available cord with a mini plug (2.5 mm dia.

  • Page 15: Making Connections

    Connecting two DV-F727 players? If you have chosen to purchase two DV-F727 players for combined control of up to 601 discs, make connections to the player to be used as the Master player following the procedures in this section.

  • Page 16: Home Theater Component Connections

    Home Theater Component Connections The connections on this page demonstrate the versatility of this player to conform to any number of home entertainment systems. Please note that the illustration shown on this page is meant as an example. Please refer to the manuals supplied with the components to which you are making connections to determine the best possible setup for your home system.

  • Page 17: Audio Connections

    Audio Connections This player features two digital (optical and coaxial) and also analog audio output connection possibilities. 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, use either the coaxial or the optical output jack.

  • Page 18: Video Connections

    Video Connections This player features S-video, composite, and component video output possibilities. Check the manual supplied with your TV or monitor to determine the best possible connection for your system. In addition to making physical connections to your TV or monitor, it is also necessary to assign the TV screen size.

  • Page 19: Cd-deck Synchro Connections

    CD-Deck Synchro Connections If you have a Pioneer cassette deck that has the CD-Deck synchro function, connect the CD-DECK SYNCHRO jacks on this unit to the identical jack on the cassette deck using a commercially available cord with a mini plug (2.5 mm dia. with no resistance).

  • Page 20: Setting Up The Player

    Player Using the Setup Navigator The Setup Navigator has been designed to simplify the process of getting the DVD player ready to perform. Designed as a series of on-screen multiple-choice questions, the Setup Navigator automatically sets the audio, video, and language settings according to how the questions are answered.

  • Page 21: Setting The Osd Language

    Setting the OSD Language (On-Screen Display Language) The [OSD Language] screen establishes the OSD language, or on-screen display language, which refers to the language that is used by the player in menus and on-screen messages. Additionally, the language that is established at this setting will also be set as the audio and subtitle language.

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    Setting compatibility with 96 kHz output The [96 kHz PCM Audio] screen establishes whether or not the AV component the player is connected to is capable of processing an audio signal with a sampling rate of 96 kHz. This screen only appears if connections have been made to an external AV component as determined in the previous screen.

  • Page 23: Getting Started Using Your Dvd Player

    Getting Started Using Your DVD Player Loading DVDs, Video CDs and CDs into the Player – DVD/Video CD/CD You can load as many as 300 discs into the rack. Disc positions in the rack are numbered clockwise from 1 to 300 starting after the single loader slot.

  • Page 24: Playing Dvds, Video Cds And Cds

    To load a 3 inch (8 cm) CD 3 inch (8 cm) discs cannot be inserted as they are. Be sure to attach all 3 inch (8 cm) CDs to a commercially available disc adapter before loading them in the player. •...

  • Page 25: When A Menu Screen Is Displayed

    Notes • Noise is output if you make digital audio connections to a receiver or amplifier that does not have a built-in decoder. Check that the digital audio output format selected in the Audio 1 menu corresponds to the audio components you have made connections to (page 41).

  • Page 26: Selecting A Play Mode

    Selecting a disc in the disc rack ¢ Î Press SELECT DISC NUMBER (the dial mode indicator lights green) and then turn MULTI DIAL to select a disc number. When using the front panel, turn the selection dial to select a disc number. •...

  • Page 27: Chapter (track) Skip Forward/skip Back

    Chapter (Track) Skip Forward/ Skip Back – DVD/Video CD/CD PREVIOUS 4 ¢ ¡ Î Forward and Reverse Scanning – DVD/Video CD/CD REV 1 ¢ ¡ Î Advancing to the next chapter (track) Press NEXT ¢ (¡ ¢ on the front panel). •...

  • Page 28: Playing A Disc That Is Not Loaded In The Rack (single Loader Play)

    Playing a Disc That Is Not Loaded in the Rack (Single Loader Play) By using the single loader slot, you can quickly load discs, such as rental DVDs, that you may not want to have loaded in the changer all of the time. With the touch of a single button, this disc can be called up and played at any time.

  • Page 29: Stopping Playback And Switching Power Off

    Stopping Playback and Switching Power Off – DVD/Video CD/CD ¢ ¡ Î Press STOP 7 (7 on the front panel). Playback stops. Press STANDBY/ON on the front panel). The player is put in standby. Resuming playback from where you stopped With this player, it is possible to resume play of a DVD even when play has been stopped.

  • Page 30: Disc Management

    Disc Management This player makes it easy to manage all the discs in the player. The Sub Setup screen contains three menu screens that allow you to organize your disc library as you see fit. This section outlines the basic operation of the Sub Setup screen menus.

  • Page 31: Keeping The Disc Order And Information Updated

    To performing Add. Update using controls on the front panel Press UPDATE on the front panel repeatedly until “Add. Update” appears in the display window, then press the enter button. To proceed to the next disc without inputting text information for the current disc During Add.

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    When a disc already contain text information When text is already present on the disc in the form of CD TEXT or DVD text, the title and artist information appears automatically in the appropriate spaces. However, it is possible to change the information that appears for these discs.

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    Inputting characters using controls on the front panel Î 2,6,8 CLEAR Turn the selection dial to select the disc you want to input a title for. Press TEXT INPUT. The cursor blinks in the leftmost character position. Turn the selection dial to select the characters in the display window.

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    To use a connected keyboard for other player functions In addition to character input, the keyboard can be used in a number of other player operations. The table below shows the keys that can be used and their corresponding function. DELETE Arrow keys (+,≠,±,=) PAGE UP/PAGE DOWN...

  • Page 35: Selecting A Disc On-screen

    Selecting a Disc On-Screen (Cursor) PREVIOUS 4 ¢ ¡ Press SUB SETUP. Move the cursor control joystick down to enter the Sub Setup screen Text menu. Move the cursor control joystick to highlight the disc number of the disc you want to play . If the disc you want to play is not displayed on the current screen, use PREVIOUS 4 and NEXT ¢...

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    To perform a direct title or chapter/track search using the number buttons Press the number buttons while the disc is stopped to select a title number. Press the number buttons while the disc is playing to select a chapter or track. •...

  • Page 37: Creating And Selecting Custom Files

    Input the appropriate search item for each type of search as follows. • For a disc number search, move the cursor control joystick down to the nearest number to the disc you want to access. Text Custom Auto Update Disc Type Title Artist...

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    Move the cursor control joystick down to select one of the custom files. • Use PREVIOUS 4 and NEXT ¢ to select a different set of custom files. • To input a name for the custom file, refer to the section ‘To input a name for the custom file’...

  • Page 39: 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 40: Changing To The Setup Screen "expert" Menu Mode

    (Cursor) ¢ Move the cursor control joystick up or down to select a new setting and press ENTER to set the new setting in memory. Press RETURN or move the cursor control joystick left to exit the options without making any changes.

  • Page 41: Setting The Digital Audio Output To Be Compatible With Your Av Component

    Setting the Digital Audio Output To Be Compatible with Your AV Component – DVD This player is capable of digital audio output for Dolby Digital, DTS, MPEG, and signals with a sampling rate of 96 kHz. Make settings in the Setup screen Audio 1 menu to reflect the capabilities of the components that you have made digital connections to.

  • Page 42: Turning The Digital Output On And Off

    Turning the Digital Output On and Off Expert Depending on your preferences and the type of connections made, you may opt not to have the digital audio signal output at all. When this setting is set to “Off” there is no signal output from the digital audio output jacks.

  • Page 43: Setting The Tv Screen Size

    Setting the TV Screen Size 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 44: 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 45: Changing The Audio Language (multi-language Function)

    Changing the Audio Language (Multi-Language Function) Dolby Digital, PCM, and other audio data can be recorded on DVDs in a number of languages or audio tracks, letting you choose the desired language or audio. Dolby Digital 5.1CH Audio English Audio AUDIO ¢...

  • Page 46: Setting Language And Subtitle Preferences In The Setup Screen Menus

    Setting Language and Subtitle Preferences in the Setup Screen Menus The Setup screen Language menu contains a number of settings related to the audio and subtitle language preferences. Please note that changes to the settings in the Language menu in this section cannot be made when a disc is playing.

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    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 73. Audio1 Video Language General OSD Language –...

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    Setting Auto Language to control subtitle and audio language based on program content When the Auto Language function is used, foreign movies are shown with the original audio soundtrack and subtitles in the language selected in the [Subtitle Language] menu option. Domestic films are shown with the original audio soundtrack and no subtitles.

  • Page 49: Advanced Functions

    Advanced Functions This player is compatible with DVD, Video CD, and CD disc formats. Users already familiar with 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 50: Adjusting The Video Quality (digital Noise Reduction)

    Adjusting the Video Quality (Digital Noise Reduction) – DVD/Video CD You can either select a preprogrammed setting designed to match certain program types or make adjustments to match your own preferences and save them in the player’s memory. Selecting a preprogrammed setting (Cursor) ¢...

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    Adjusting the picture quality settings DISPLAY 2,4,5,6 (Cursor) ¢ ¡ Press DNR. Move the cursor control joystick down to select “Video Setup”. Press ENTER. Move the cursor control joystick up or down to select the setting to adjust. Move Select Check ENTER DISPLAY...

  • Page 52: Still Frame/slow Play/frame Advance Playback

    Still Frame/Slow Play/Frame Advance Playback The video images on DVD and Video CD can be viewed as a still frame, played back at slow speeds and even advanced frame by frame. PLAY 3 ¢ Viewing a still frame Press PAUSE 8. When viewing a DVD, if the paused picture shakes, select the “Field”...

  • Page 53: Scanning In Forward And Reverse Directions At Different Speeds

    Scanning in Forward and Reverse Directions at Different Speeds – DVD/Video CD This player incorporates technology that enables playback of DVDs and Video CDs not only at different speeds but also in both forward and reverse directions. Video CDs cannot be played slowly in the reverse direction.

  • Page 54: Viewing From A Desired Camera Angle (multi-angle)

    Viewing from a Desired Camera Angle (Multi-Angle) – DVD You can select a camera angle when viewing DVDs with the multi-angle option. ANGLE : 1/4 » ANGLE : 4/4 ¢ Press ANGLE during playback. The camera angle changes each time you press the button.

  • Page 55: Repeat Play

    Repeat Play – DVD/Video CD/CD You can repeat an entire title, chapter or track, or just a part. STOP 7 ¢ ¡ REPEAT Repeat play of a chapter/track Press REPEAT once during playback of the chapter or track you want to repeat. Repeat play of a title/disc Press REPEAT twice during playback of the title you want to repeat.

  • Page 56: Random Play

    Random Play – DVD/Video CD/CD Play titles, chapters, tracks, or discs in random order depending on the play mode.. STOP 7 ¢ RANDOM Random playback in Single play mode Random playback of DVDs Press RANDOM repeatedly to select the random play mode you want, then press ENTER.

  • Page 57: Playback In A Desired Order (program Play)

    Playback in a Desired Order (Program Play) – DVD/Video CD/CD The titles and chapters on a DVD and similarly the tracks on a Video CD or CD can be arranged to play in the order you want. You can create a program mixing titles, chapters, and tracks on all of the discs loaded in the disc tray.

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    To confirm the contents of a program 1 Press PROGRAM. 2 Use PREVIOUS 4 or NEXT ¢ buttons to jump to the next/previous page of six steps (4/¢ on the front panel cannot be used to perform this operation). 3 Press PROGRAM to exit the program screen. To change the contents of a program 1 Press PROGRAM.

  • Page 59: To Make An Ongoing Program Of Your Favorite Titles, Chapters And Tracks (best Play)

    To make an ongoing program of your favorite titles, chapters and tracks (Best play) – DVD/Video CD/CD With this player, it is possible to make an ongoing program of up to 50 of your favorite chapters or tracks while watching DVDs or Video CDs or while listening to CDs.

  • Page 60: Reviewing Previously Played Discs (previous Scan)

    Reviewing Previously Played Discs (Previous Scan) – DVD/Video CD/CD This function plays a brief segment from up to 20 previously played discs in reverse chronological order from the most recently played disc. STOP 7 ¢ PREVIOUS SCAN Press PREVIOUS SCAN. The player plays a 10 second portion on each disc in reverse chronological order starting from the most recently played disc.

  • Page 61: Continuing Playback From A Specified Location (last Memory)

    Continuing Playback from a Specified Location (Last Memory) – DVD 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.

  • Page 62: 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 63: Memorizing Regularly Used Menu Settings (function Memory)

    Memorizing Regularly Used Menu Settings (Function Memory) – DVD/Video CD/CD You can create a shortcut menu that contains settings that you frequently change and call up this menu whenever you need to change one of the stored settings. Settings remain in memory even if the player is turned off.

  • Page 64: Viewing Disc Information

    Viewing Disc Information – DVD/Video CD/CD Use DISPLAY to get current information about the disc currently playing. You can get information about the titles and chapters on a DVD or tracks on a Video CD or CD. When viewing DVDs, you can also check the digital bitstream transmission rate.

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    Video CD (with PBC turned off) Title and artist information: 5/10 20.19 Play Dance Coll. / Various Top Row: disc number, title and chapter number, elapsed time of current title Bottom Row: disc title and artist name (When text is programmed on the disc, track text, and/or the disc title/artist name is displayed.)

  • Page 66: Connecting To Another Player For Control Of 601 Discs

    Connecting to Another Player for Control of 601 Discs When you have two Pioneer DV-F727 players or decide to add a second Pioneer DV-F727 player to accommodate a growing disc collection, it is possible to make Master-Slave connections to use both players as a single unit for total control of up to 601 discs.

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    VIDEO IN jack on the Master player. To a TV or monitor VIDEO VIDEO Slave DV-F727 player S-video connections When S-video connection is made to a TV or monitor, use a commercially available S-video cable to make S-video connections from the S-VIDEO OUT jack on the Slave player to the S-VIDEO IN jack on the Master player.

  • Page 68: Utilizing The Audio-video Output Of Another Av Component

    “Expert” menu mode (pages 40 and this page). • When Master-Slave connections are made to a second Pioneer DV-F727 player, it is not possible to make connections to a separate component even if some jacks are not being used by the Slave player.

  • Page 69: Setting The Parental Lock Level

    Setting the Parental Lock Level 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 70: Turning The Screen Saver On And Off

    Changing the password Change your password whenever you feel it is necessary. However, if you forget your existing password, you cannot enter this screen to change it. Audio1 Video Language General Setup Menu Mode – Basic Setup Navigator Parental Lock Level Change Password Change Setup viewing restrictions...

  • Page 71: Additional Information

    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, however their use is not recommended because some may cause damage to the lens.

  • Page 72: For Proper And Long Use Of This Unit

    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 service center or your dealer for a replacement.

  • Page 73: Language Code List

    Language Code List Language codes are used when setting the audio and subtitle language preferences (page 47). Language Input-code 1001 Japanese (ja) 0514 English (en) 0618 French (fr) 0405 German (de) 0920 Italian (it) 0519 Spanish (es) 1412 Dutch (nl) 1821 Russian (ru) 2608...

  • Page 74: 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 hood opens automatically.

  • Page 75: Resetting The Player To System Settings

    DVDs and CDs use different recording methods. \ This is not a malfunction. There is no video and/or audio output from a SLAVE DV-F727 or other component connected to the input jacks on this unit. Connections are incorrect. \ Check that connections are made firmly from the output jacks on the other component to the IN jacks on this unit (pages 66 and 67).

  • Page 76: 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. CD TEXT CD TEXT is a system in which text information is stored on a CD.

  • Page 77

    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 78: Specifications

    Specifications General System ... File-type DVD system and Compact Power requirements ... AC 120 V, 60 Hz Power consumption ... 21 W Power consumption in standby mode ... less than 0.9 W Weight ... 7.7 kg (17 lbs.) Dimensions ... 420 (W) x 434 (D) x 193 (H) mm (Not including protruding cables, etc.) Operating temperature ...

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    E S T 1 9 2 4 Selecting fine audio equipment such as the unit you’ve just purchased is only the start of your musical enjoyment. Now it’s time to consider how you can maximize the fun and excitement your equipment offers. This manufacturer and the Electronic Industries Association’s Consumer Electronics Group want you to get the most out of your equipment by playing it at a safe level.

  • Page 80

    Service Company, or if you wish to purchase replacement parts, operating instructions, service manuals, or accessories, please call the number shown below. Please do not ship your product to Pioneer without first calling the Customer Service Department at the above listed number for assistance.

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