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  • Page 1 DVD Player DV-48AV Register Your Product at Operating Instructions (US) (Canada)
  • Page 2 Thank you for buying this Pioneer product. 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.
  • Page 3 READ INSTRUCTIONS — All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the product is operated. RETAIN INSTRUCTIONS — The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference. HEED WARNINGS — All warnings on the product and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.
  • Page 4 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. Selecting fine audio equipment such as the unit you’ve just purchased is only the start of your...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents 01 Before you start Features......6 What’s in the box .....7 Hints on installation .
  • Page 6: Before You Start

    Before you start Chapter 1 Before you start Features • HDMI digital interface The HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) interconnect provides high quality digital audio and video, all from a single user- friendly connector. HDMI is the first consumer electronics interface to support uncompressed standard, enhanced, or high- definition video plus standard to multi-channel surround sound audio, all using one interface.
  • Page 7: What's In The Box

    Before you start • Built-in Dolby Digital and DTS decoding with multichannel outputs This player features multichannel analog outputs for connection to an AV amplifier to give you stunning surround sound from Dolby Digital, DTS and multichannel DVD-Audio discs. What’s in the box Please confirm that the following accessories are in the box when you open it.
  • Page 8: Hints On Installation

    Before you start Hints on installation We want you to enjoy using this product for years to come, so please use the following guidelines when choosing a suitable location: Do... • Use in a well-ventilated room. • Place on a solid, flat, level surface, such as a table, shelf or stereo rack.
  • Page 9: Compressed Audio Compatibility

    Before you start • Multi-session playback: No • Unfinalized disc playback: No • File structure (may differ): Up to 299 folders on a disc; up to 648 folders and files (combined) within each folder DVD+R/DVD+RW compatibility Only DVD+R/DVD+RW discs recorded in ‘Video Mode (DVD Video Mode)’...
  • Page 10: Jpeg File Compatibility

    Before you start Displaying external subtitle files The font sets listed below are available for external subtitle files. You can see the proper font set on-screen by setting the Subtitle Language (in Language settings on page 41) to match the subtitle file. This player supports the following language groups: Group 1...
  • Page 11: Connections

    Connections Chapter 2 Connections Easy connections Important • Before making or changing any connections, switch off the power and disconnect the power cable from the AC outlet. • The setup described here is a basic setup that allows you to play discs using just the cables supplied with the player.
  • Page 12: Connecting Using The S-Video Output

    Connections Connecting using the S-video output If your TV (or other equipment) has an S-video (S1) input, you can use the S-video output on this player instead of the standard (composite) output for a better quality picture. • Use an S-video cable (not supplied) to connect the S-VIDEO OUT to an S-video input on your TV (or monitor or AV receiver).
  • Page 13: Connecting To An Av Receiver

    You can also use the S-video or component video jacks to connect to the AV receiver if you prefer. • 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. ...
  • Page 14: Connecting The Digital Output

    Connections 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.
  • Page 15: Connecting Using Hdmi

    Connections Connecting using HDMI If you have a HDMI equipped monitor or display, you can connect it to this player using a commercially available HDMI cable. The HDMI connector outputs uncompressed digital video, as well as almost every kind of digital audio that the player is compatible with, including DVD-Video, DVD-Audio (see below for limitations), SACD, Video CD, CD, WMA,...
  • Page 16: About Hdmi

    Connections About HDMI HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) supports both video and audio on a single digital connection for use with DVD players, DTV, set-top boxes, and other AV devices. HDMI was developed to provide the technologies of High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) as well as Digital Visual Interface (DVI) in one specification.
  • Page 17: Controls And Displays

    Controls and displays Chapter 3 Controls and displays Front panel DVD/USB HDMI  STANDBY/ON  STANDBY/ON (page 20) Disc tray TOP MENU (page 24) ENTER & cursor buttons (page 20) MENU (page 24) RETURN (page 24) HOME MENU (page 20) Display ...
  • Page 18: Remote Control

    Controls and displays Remote control • All buttons glow slightly in the dark for ease of use. STANDBY/ON DIMMER  CLEAR ENTER AUDIO SUBTITLE ANGLE TOP MENU ENTER HOME MENU PLAY MODE SURROUND ZOOM  PLAY PREV PAUSE STOP TV CONTROL ...
  • Page 19: Setting Up The Remote To Control Your Tv

    Goldstar 10, 23 Grandiente Hitachi 06, 24, 25, 32 Magnavox 12, 29 Mitsubishi Panasonic 08, 22, 41 Philips Pioneer 00, 35, 40, 44 01, 15, 16, 17, 18 Samsung 73, 75 Sanyo 14, 21 Sharp 02, 19, 27 Sony Toshiba...
  • Page 20: Getting Started

     STANDBY/ON  STANDBY/ON • My DVD player switches on but there is nothing displayed on my TV. Make sure that the TV is set to the correct video input (not a TV channel). For example, if you connected this player to the VIDEO 1 inputs on your TV, switch your TV to VIDEO 1.
  • Page 21: Setting Up The Player For Your 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.
  • Page 22: Playing Discs

    Getting started Playing discs The basic playback controls for playing DVD, CD, SACD, Video CD, DivX video/WMV and MP3/WMA/MPEG-4 AAC 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 28.
  • Page 23: Basic Playback Controls

    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...
  • Page 24 Getting started DVD-Video and DivX disc menus Some DivX media files and many DVD-Video and DVD-Audio discs feature menus from which you can select what you want to watch. They may also give access to additional features, such as subtitle and audio language selection, or special features such as slideshows.
  • Page 25 Getting started Video CD PBC menus Some Video CDs have menus from which you can choose what you want to watch. These are called PBC (Playback control) menus. You can play a PBC Video CD without having to navigate the PBC menu by starting playback using a number button to select a track, rather than the ...
  • Page 26 Getting started • I’ve connected to a HDMI compatible component but I can’t get any signal and the front panel HDMI indicator won’t light! Make sure that you’ve selected this player as the HDMI input in the settings for the component you’re using.
  • Page 27: Playing Discs

    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/WMV and MP3/WMA/MPEG-4 AAC/ JPEG discs, although the exact operation of some varies slightly with the kind of disc loaded.
  • Page 28: Viewing A Jpeg Slideshow

    Playing discs Viewing a JPEG slideshow After loading a CD/CD-R/-RW containing JPEG picture files, press  (play) to start a slideshow from the first folder/picture on the disc. The player displays the pictures in each folder in alphabetical order. • If the folder contains MP3/WMA/ MPEG-4 AAC files, playback of the slideshow and MP3/WMA/ MPEG-4 AAC file repeats.
  • Page 29: Browsing Wma, Mp3, Mpeg-4 Aac, Divx

    Playing discs The screen shows up to six moving thumbnail images displayed one after another. To display the previous/next six thumbnails, press /  (you don’t have to wait for all the thumbnails to finish playing to display the previous/next page). Select the thumbnail image for what you want to play.
  • Page 30: Looping A Section Of A Disc

    Playing discs • You can also play a JPEG slideshow while listening to MP3/WMA/MPEG-4 AAC playback. Simply select the audio file you want to listen to followed by the JPEG from which you want the slideshow to start. Playback of both the slideshow and the audio files repeats.
  • Page 31: Using Random Play

    Playing discs • For DivX video/WMV discs, select Title Repeat, and for some DivX media files, select Chapter Repeat (or Repeat Off). Using random play Use the random play function to play titles or chapters (DVD-Video), Groups (DVD-Audio), or tracks (DVD-Audio, SACD, CD, Video CD) at random.
  • Page 32: Creating A Program List

    Playing discs Creating a program list This feature lets you program the play order of titles/chapters/groups/tracks on a disc. Important • You can’t use Program play with VR format DVD-R/-RW discs, Video CDs playing in PBC mode, MP3/WMA/ MPEG-4 AAC discs, DivX video/WMV discs, or while a DVD disc menu is being displayed.
  • Page 33: Searching A Disc

    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 by track number, CDs and Video CDs by track number or time; DivX video /WMV discs by time, and some DivX media files by chapter number.
  • Page 34: Switching Audio Language/Channels

    Playing discs Switching audio language/ channels When playing a DVD-Video and DivX video disc recorded with dialog in two or more languages, you can switch audio language during playback. When playing a VR format DVD-R/-RW disc recorded with dual-mono audio, you can switch between the main, sub, and mixed channels during playback.
  • Page 35: Usb Playback

    FAT16/32. It is not possible to connect this unit to a personal computer for USB playback. • Pioneer cannot guarantee compatibility (operation and/or bus power) with all USB mass storage devices and assumes no responsibility for any loss of data that may occur when connected to this unit.
  • Page 36: Audio Settings And Video Adjust Menus

    Audio Settings and Video Adjust menus Chapter 7 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 / //...
  • Page 37: Video Adjust Menu

    Audio Settings and Video Adjust menus • How good the surround effect is varies with the disc. Note • 96 kHz linear PCM audio is automatically downsampled to 48 kHz if the Equalizer is switched on. Dialog • Settings: High, Medium, Low, Off (default) The Dialog feature is designed to make the dialog stand out from other background...
  • Page 38: Initial Settings Menu

    Initial Settings menu Chapter 8 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.
  • Page 39: Digital Audio Out Settings

    Initial Settings menu Digital Audio Out settings Setting Option Digital Out Dolby Digital Out Dolby Digital Dolby Digital > PCM DTS Out DTS > PCM Linear PCM Out Down Sample On Down Sample Off MPEG Out MPEG > PCM MPEG HDMI Out LPCM (2CH) LPCM (5.1CH)
  • Page 40: Video Output Settings

    Initial Settings menu Video Output settings Setting Option TV Screen 4:3 (Letter Box) (This setting effective for analog and HDMI 4:3 (Pan & Scan) video output. See also Screen sizes and disc formats on 16:9 (Wide) page 52.) 16:9 (Compressed) Component Out Progressive Interlace...
  • Page 41: Language Settings

    Initial Settings menu Language settings Setting Option Audio Language English Languages as displayed Other Language Subtitle Language English (See also Displaying external subtitle files on Languages as displayed page 10.) Other Language DVD Menu w/Subtitle Lang. Lang. Languages as displayed Other Language Subtitle Display Display settings...
  • Page 42: Options Settings

    ; Default password: none; Default Country/Area code: 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.
  • Page 43: Changing Your Password

    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 a new password and press This registers the new password and you will return to the Options menu screen.
  • Page 44: About Divx Vod Content

    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.
  • Page 45: Speakers Settings

    Initial Settings menu Speakers settings Setting Option Audio Output 2 Channel Mode 5.1 Channel Speaker Distance – Speaker – Installation Audio Output Mode • Default setting: 2 Channel Initial Settings Digital Audio Out Audio Output Mode 2 Channel Video Output Speaker Distance 5.1 Channel Language...
  • Page 46: About The Audio Output Settings

    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 38) affect the output from the 2 channel and the 5.1 channel analog outputs, and from the digital outputs with various types of disc.
  • Page 47: Settings

    Initial Settings menu About the HDMI audio output settings The table below shows how the audio settings you make in the page 39) and Audio Output Mode output with various types of disc. Disc audio format LPCM (2CH) Linear PCM Left / Right MPEG Left / Right...
  • Page 48: Hdmi Output With Dvd-Audio And Sacd

    Initial Settings menu HDMI output with DVD-Audio and SACD sources The way audio sources are output from the HDMI terminal depends on the specification of the connected component. Component specification SACD, DVD-Audio and 5.1 channel compatible on HDMI DVD-Audio and 5.1 channel compatible on HDMI DVD-Audio and 2 channel compatible on HDMI...
  • Page 49: Speaker Distance

    Initial Settings menu Speaker Distance • Default settings: all speakers 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. To get the best surround sound from your system, you should set up the speaker distances from your listening position.
  • Page 50: Speaker Installation

    Initial Settings menu Speaker Installation • Default settings: L/R: Large 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. Initial Settings Digital Audio Out Audio Output Mode...
  • Page 51: Additional Information

    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.
  • Page 52: Screen Sizes And Disc Formats

    Additional information Condensation Condensation may form inside the player if it is brought into a warm room from outside, or if the temperature of the room rises quickly. Although the condensation won’t damage the player, it may temporarily impair its performance.
  • Page 53: Resetting The Player

    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.
  • Page 54: Troubleshooting

    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.
  • Page 55 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. •...
  • Page 56 Additional information Problem Cannot play multi- channel audio. Cannot listen to high- sampling rate audio through the digital output. Cannot output 192 kHz or 176.4 kHz digital audio. Cannot output 96 kHz or 88.2 kHz digital audio. No DTS audio output. Audio mix does not sound right or sounds incomplete (for example,...
  • Page 57: Hdmi Troubleshooting

    Additional information HDMI troubleshooting Problem Remedy • Check whether or not HDMI Out is set to Off. (See HDMI Out on No HDMI audio output. page 39.) • This unit has been designed to be compliant with HDMI (High- Definition Multimedia Interface). Depending on the component you have connected, unreliable signal transfers may result.
  • Page 58 • 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.
  • Page 59: Glossary

    Additional information Glossary Analog audio Direct representation of sound by an electrical signal. See also Digital audio. Aspect ratio The width of a TV screen relative to its height. Conventional TVs are 4:3; widescreen models are 16:9. Bonus Group An ‘extra’ group on some DVD-Audio (DVD-Audio discs that requires a key number to only)
  • Page 60 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.
  • Page 61: Language Code List

    Additional information Language code list Language (Language code letter), Language code Japanese (ja), 1001 Bhutani (dz), 0426 English (en), 0514 Esperanto (eo), 0515 French (fr), 0618 Estonian (et), 0520 German (de), 0405 Basque (eu), 0521 Italian (it), 0920 Persian (fa), 0601 Spanish (es), 0519 Finnish (fi), 0609 Chinese (zh), 2608...
  • Page 62: Specifications

    Additional information Specifications General Power requirements ......AC 120 V, 60 Hz Power consumption ....12 W Power consumption (standby).
  • Page 63 Should this product require service in the U.S.A. and you wish to locate the nearest Pioneer Authorized Independent Service Company, or if you wish to purchase replacement parts, operating instructions, service manuals, or accessories, please call the number shown below.