Pioneer HTZ-55DV Operating Instructions Manual

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  • Page 1 DVD SURROUND SYSTEM HTZ-55DV Operating Instructions...
  • Page 2: Information To User

    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 3: Installation Precautions

    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 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents Before You Start Features ... 5 Using this manual ... 5 Hints on installation ... 6 Avoiding problems with condensation ... 6 Moving the system ... 6 Discs compatible with this system ... 6 DVD Video regions ... 6 Controls and Displays Front panel ...
  • Page 5: Before You Start

    12 Connecting Up Connecting to a TV with the supplied video cord ... 53 Connecting to a TV with an S-Video cord ... 53 Playing your TV through this system ... 53 Watching TV ... 53 Connecting Other Components ... 54 Connecting an audio recorder ...
  • Page 6: Hints On Installation

    Use in an excessively dusty or damp environment. Place directly on top of an amplifier, or other component in your stereo system that becomes hot in use. Use near a television or monitor as you may experience interference—especially if the television uses an indoor antenna.
  • Page 7: Controls And Displays

    Front panel STANDBY / ON – Press to switch the system on or into standby. Standby/timer indicator – Lights red when the system is in standby; lights in green if the timer has been set. Disc tray DVD function indicator – Lights when the system is set to the DVD function.
  • Page 8: Remote Control

    2 Controls and Displays Remote control Many of the remote control’s buttons have more than one function. To make things easier, the button names are color- coded: • Sky blue – DVD and Video CD functions • Yellow – tuner functions •...
  • Page 9 CONDITION – Press to save the current settings for the DVD disc playing. Next time you load the disc, the player will automatically revert to these settings. D DISP (orange) – Press to switch the displayed informa- tion for the DVD or CD loaded. DISP (green) –...
  • Page 10: Getting Started

    3 Getting Started Introduction This chapter covers switching on and setting the clock, using the Setup Navigator to set some basic preferences, using all the basic controls for playing discs, and using the tuner. Switching on and setting the clock This system has a built in clock, which needs to be set to be able to use the timer features.
  • Page 11: Setting Up For Surround Sound

    Setting up for surround sound You can use this system right out of the box for surround sound with just the default settings. However, for really great surround sound, we recommend that you spend a few minutes making some settings that match this system to your listening room. These include setting the distances from your listening position to your speakers, and balancing the speaker volumes.
  • Page 12: Balancing The Surround Sound

    3 Getting Started Balancing the surround sound You can further improve surround sound performance by balancing the levels from the subwoofer, center and surround speakers relative to the front left/right speakers. To help you judge the sound level of each speaker a test tone is played through each speaker in turn (make sure that there are no headphones connected).
  • Page 13: Using The Setup Navigator

    Using the setup navigator Before playing any discs, we strongly recommend using the Setup Navigator. This makes all the basic system settings for you. Press SYSTEM to switch on. Also turn on your TV and make sure that it is set to the correct video input. •...
  • Page 14: Playing Dvd Video Discs

    3 Getting Started Playing DVD Video discs Only the basic controls for playback of DVD discs are covered here. Further functions are detailed in the next chapter. Press DVD. Alternatively, press on the FUNCTION front panel to select DVD. Load a DVD disc. •...
  • Page 15 Basic disc menu controls Some DVD discs contain menus. Sometimes these are displayed automatically when you start playback; others only appear when you press MENU TOP MENU Control What it does TOP MENU Displays the ‘top menu’ of a DVD disc —...
  • Page 16: Playing Cds

    3 Getting Started Playing CDs Only the basic controls for playback of CDs are covered here. Further functions are detailed in the next chapter. Press DVD. Alternatively, press on the front panel to select DVD. FUNCTION Load a CD. • Press 0 to eject the disc tray.
  • Page 17: Playing Video Cds

    Playing Video CDs Only the basic controls for playback of Video CDs are covered here. Further functions are detailed in the next chapter. Press DVD. Alternatively, press on the FUNCTION front panel to select DVD. Load a Video CD. • Press 0 to eject the OPEN CLOSE...
  • Page 18: Listening To The Radio

    3 Getting Started Listening to the radio The following steps show you how to tune in to FM and AM radio broadcasts using the automatic (search) and manual (step) tuning functions. Once you are tuned to a station you can memorize the frequency for recall later—see Saving station presets on page 30 for more on how to do this.
  • Page 19: Listening To Other Components

    Listening to other components This system has several audio/video inputs for you to connect other components, such as a VCR, MD deck, and so on. See chapter 12 for more on connecting up other components. Switch to the source you want to watch/listen to. There are four external inputs you can connect components to.
  • Page 20: Shaping The Sound

    4 Shaping the Sound Adjusting the bass and treble The simplest way to shape the sound is by adjusting the amount of bass and treble. Note: The bass and treble controls have no effect when using the DSP modes, or when the Dolby/DTS mode is set to anything other than Press SYS then SOUND CONTROL.
  • Page 21: Using Sound Modes

    Using sound modes The sound modes allow you to add various room-type sound effects to your DVDs, CDs and other sources. These effects process the sound in various ways to simulate different spaces such as a theater, or concert hall. For Dolby Surround, Dolby Digital or DTS surround sources, such as DVDs, use the Advanced Theater effects to add room...
  • Page 22: Listening To Other Sources With Room Effects

    4 Shaping the Sound Listening to other sources with room effects You can add room effects to audio CDs and other stereo sources using the DSP modes. Different effects work better with different kinds of music, so don’t be afraid to experiment a little.
  • Page 23: Using The Dvd Player

    Introduction • Most of the functions covered in this chapter apply to DVD discs, Video CDs and CDs, although the exact operation of some varies slightly with the kind of disc loaded. • When playing DVD discs, if the use a particular function, either the player or the disc doesn’t allow the use of that function.
  • Page 24: Switching Camera Angles (Dvd Only)

    5 Using the DVD Player Switching camera angles Some DVD discs feature scenes shot from two or more angles—check the box for details: it should be marked with a these scenes are playing, a camera icon appears on-screen and the lights in the display.
  • Page 25: Programming A Dvd Playlist

    Programming a DVD playlist Press SHIFT then PGM. Use the @ and # buttons to select Program Chapter or Program Title. If you select Program Chapter, move the cursor down (fi) to highlight Title, then enter a title number (all the chapters you program will be from this title).
  • Page 26: Programming A Cd/Video Cd Playlist

    5 Using the DVD Player Programming a CD/Video CD playlist Press SHIFT then PGM. Program Track 1(/10) Current: Track 0.00 Total Time –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– –– ––...
  • Page 27: Using Repeat Play

    Using repeat play Use the repeat function to repeat the current track/chapter/title, the whole disc, or loop between two points anywhere on the disc. You can set the repeat mode in normal or program play modes. Set or change the repeat mode while the disc is already playing.
  • Page 28: Bookmarking A Place In A Disc (Dvd/Video Cd)

    5 Using the DVD Player Bookmarking a place in a disc (DVD/Video CD) If you watch only part of a DVD disc with the intention of picking up later where you left off, you can bookmark the place then resume playback at a later date without having to manually search for the right place.
  • Page 29: Displaying Disc Information

    Displaying disc information Various track, chapter and title information, as well as the video transmission rate for DVD discs, can be displayed on-screen while a disc is playing, or while it’s stopped. • To show/switch the information displayed, press DVD then DISP. •...
  • Page 30: Using The Tuner

    6 Using the Tuner Saving station presets If you often listen to a particular radio station, it's convenient to have the receiver store the frequency for easy recall whenever you want to listen to that station. This saves the effort of manually tuning in each time. This system can save up to 30 station presets. When saving FM frequencies, the receiver also saves the mono setting (see page 18).
  • Page 31: Using The Timer

    Using the wake up timer You can use the timer as an alarm clock to wake up to the sound of a disc loaded or the radio. If you have an external component operated by a separate timer, you can also set the source function to that.
  • Page 32: Checking The Timer Settings

    7 Using the Timer Checking the timer settings If you’ve set the wake-up timer, you can check the settings anytime. Here’s how to do it. Press SYS then TIMER CLOCK/ ADJ. Press the @ or # button until you see TIMER CHECK in the display.
  • Page 33: Making A Recording

    Making an audio or a video recording The following steps show you how to make an audio or a video recording from the built in tuner, DVD, CD or from an audio or video source connected to the system (CD player, satellite tuner, etc.). Recordings can be made to a recorder connected to the inputs/outputs.
  • Page 34: Dvd Settings

    9 DVD Settings Using the Setup menu The Setup menu gives you access to all the DVD system settings. When in DVD mode, press to display/leave the menu SETUP and the cursor buttons and ENTER navigate and select options. The controls for each menu are shown at the bottom of the screen.
  • Page 35: Video Settings

    Video settings TV Screen Size • Set in Setup Navigator (Default: 16:9 (Wide)) If you have a widescreen TV, select the 16:9 (Wide) setting—widescreen DVD software is then shown using the full screen area. When playing software recorded in conventional (4:3) format, the settings on your TV will determine how the material is presented—see the manual that came with your TV for details on what options are available.
  • Page 36: Audio Settings

    9 DVD Settings Audio settings Dolby Digital Out • Set in Setup Navigator (Default: Dolby Digital) You only need to make this setting if you connected this system to another component (MD recorder, etc.) using one of the digital outs. When recording a Dolby Digital disc to an MD or CD recorder, set this to Dolby Digital 3 PCM.
  • Page 37: Subtitle Language

    Subtitle Language • Default Setting: English This setting is your preferred subtitle language for DVD discs. If the language you specify here is recorded on a disc, the system automatically plays the disc with those subtitles (although this depends on the Auto Language setting—see Auto Language on the right).
  • Page 38: Dvd Language (Expert)

    9 DVD Settings DVD Language (Expert) • Default Setting: w/Subtitle Language Some multi-lingual 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 langauge as your subtitle preference— see page 37.
  • Page 39: Miscellaneous Settings

    Miscellaneous settings Parental Lock • Default level: 8 • Default password: none You can restrict access to certain discs using this feature. Once set, you will be asked for a four-digit password when a restricted disc is loaded, giving you a degree of control over what your children watch.
  • Page 40: Changing Your Password

    9 DVD Settings Changing your password Select Password Change. Audio Video Language Parental Lock: Confirm Code Number Enter 4–Digit Code Move RETURN Input your existing password, then press ENTER. Audio Video Language Parental Lock: Confirm Code Number Enter 4–Digit Code Move +/–...
  • Page 41: Advanced Sound Settings

    Advanced sound settings This chapter covers advanced settings to further optimize the sound of your system. LFE attenuator The LFE (low frequency effects) channel carries ultra low bass sound to add weight to effects in Dolby Digital and DTS soundtracks. This channel can overload the sub-woofer resulting in distortion.
  • Page 42: Dual-Mono Setting

    10 Advanced Sound Setup Dual-mono setting The dual-mono setting applies only to Dolby Digital discs that feature dual-mono material—see the disc box for details. Dual-mono discs are recorded with two independent channels that may be played together or separately depending on the situation. For example, a guitar tuition disc might have the guitar recorded on one channel and all the other instruments on the other.
  • Page 43: 1 Controlling Other Equipment

    • V-1 – analog or digital VCR, DVD, DVD-R, LD, DVD/LD player (default: Pioneer VCR, 0058). • V-2 – Satellite, cable or DTV tuner (default: Pioneer cable TV tuner, 0533). • A-1 and A-2 – CD player, CD-R recorder, tape deck, MD deck (A-1 default: Pioneer CD-R recorder, 1087.
  • Page 44: Reassigning A Multi Control Button

    1 1 Controlling Other Equipment Point the remote at the component to control and enter the 4-digit code. If there’s more than one code, enter the first one. The LED blinks after each button press, and twice to confirm a valid code has been input.
  • Page 45: Learning Directly From Other Remote Controls

    1 1 Controlling Other Equipment Learning directly from other remote controls If preset codes are not available for your component(s), or the available preset codes do not work, you can use this method to teach the remote each command separately. You can also use this operation to program additional commands for a component not covered in the preset codes.
  • Page 46: Deleting A Single Command

    1 1 Controlling Other Equipment Deleting a single command Press and hold REMOTE SETUP for three seconds. Press the MULTI CONTROL button related to the command you want to delete. For example, press if the command you want to delete is one for a VCR VIDEO V connected to the Video 1 inputs.
  • Page 47: Clearing All Remote Control Settings

    1 1 Controlling Other Equipment Clearing all remote control settings This clears all presets, all learnt functions and restores the factory presets. Press and hold REMOTE SETUP for three seconds. The LED at top of the remote blinks twice. Press any MULTI CONTROL button. Use the number buttons to enter 981.
  • Page 48: Cd/Md/Cd-R/Vcr/Ld Player Controls

    1 1 Controlling Other Equipment CD/MD/CD-R/VCR/LD player controls These controls are available after you set up the remote to control. See Setting up the remote control on page 43 for how to do this. SOURCE Press to switch between standby and on. Press to return to the start of the current track.
  • Page 49: Cassette Deck Controls

    Cassette deck controls These controls are available after you set up the remote to control. See Setting up the remote control on page 43 for how to do this. Press to switch between standby and on (not possible on all models). Use to play the reverse side of the tape on a reversible deck.
  • Page 50: Dvd/Dvr Player Controls

    1 1 Controlling Other Equipment 16 17 DVD/DVR player controls These controls are available after you set up the remote to control. See Setting up the remote control on page 43 for how to do this. SOURCE Press to switch the DVD or DVR between standby and on.
  • Page 51: Dtv Controls

    DTV controls These controls are available after you set up the remote to control. See Setting up the remote control on page 43 for how to do this. Press to switch the TV on or off. Number buttons Use to select a specific TV channel. >10 ( •...
  • Page 52: Cable Tv/Satellite Tv/Tv Controls

    1 1 Controlling Other Equipment Cable TV/satellite TV/TV controls These controls are available after you set up the remote to control. See Setting up the remote control on page 43 for how to do this. The first four buttons are dedicated TV control buttons.
  • Page 53: 12 Connecting Up

    Connecting to a TV with the supplied video cord Important: Before making or changing any rear panel connections, switch off the power and disconnect the power cord from the AC outlet. You can connect this system to any TV using this output jack with the supplied video cord.
  • Page 54: Connecting Other Components

    12 Connecting Up Connecting Other Components • Connect an audio/visual player or recorder, such as a video recorder or satellite decoder to the outputs. • Connect an audio/visual player, such as a video deck or satellite decoder to the VIDEO a digital audio output, connect to the jacks.
  • Page 55: Connecting Outdoor Antennas

    Connecting outdoor antennas If reception is poor with the supplied antenna, connect a commercially available outdoor AM and/or FM antenna. Connecting an outdoor AM Antenna Connect as shown in the figure below. Do not disconnect the AM loop antenna even if you connect an outdoor AM antenna. Indoor AM antenna Vinyl insulated wire (5 to 6m)(15–18ft.) Connecting an outdoor FM Antenna...
  • Page 56: 13 Additional Information

    13 Additional Information Setting the display brightness You can adjust the brightness of the display to suit the lighting conditions of the room. For example, in a brightly lit room you'd probably want the display brighter than in a room with low lighting. •...
  • Page 57: Taking Care Of Your System

    This system is designed for use with conventional, fully circular discs only. Use of shaped discs is not recommended. Pioneer disclaims all liability arising in connection with the use of shaped CDs and DVDs.
  • Page 58: Glossary

    13 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);...
  • Page 59: Dvd Language Code List

    DVD language code list The table below lists all the languages and codes that are recognized by the DVD standard. Language Code Japanese/japonais ( ja ) 1001 English/anglais ( en ) 0514 French ( fr) 0618 German ( de ) 0405 Italian ( it ) 0920...
  • Page 60: Preset Code List

    0558, 0623 Kenwood 0534 Magnavox 0503 Marantz 0539 Mitsubishi 0521 Onkyo 0503, 0627 Optimus 0571 Panasonic 0490, 0632 Philips 0503, 0539 Pioneer 0525, 0571, 0632, 0631(DVD-R) Proscan 0522 0522 Samsung 0573 Sharp 0630 Sherwood 0633 Sony 0533 Technics 0490 Theta Digital...
  • Page 61 0060, 0135, 0156, 0178, 1063, 1159, 1181, 1347 Philco 0019, 0030, 0054, 0145, 0418, 0463, 1148 Philips 0037, 0054 Pilot 0019, 0030, 0039 Pioneer 0038, 0172, 1166 Portland 0019, 0039, 0092 Prism 0051 Proscan 0047 Proton 0003, 0178, 0466, 1181...
  • Page 62 Mitsubishi 0491 0496, 0499, 0507, 0508 Next Level 0869 0757 Panasonic 0340, 0500, 0701, 0739 Pantech 0747 Philips 0200, 0722, 0724 Pioneer 0662 Primestar 0361, 0627 0143, 0392, 0566, 0855 Radio Shack 0869 Samsung 0773 Sanyo 0493 Sharp 0494, Sony...
  • Page 63 0035, 0162, 0225, 0616, 1062, 1162, 1262 Penney 0035, 0037, 0038, 0040, 0042, 0240 Pentax 0042 Philco 0035, 0209 Philips 0035, 0081, 0618 Pilot 0037 Pioneer 0058, 0067, 0168 Portland 0020 Profitronic 0240 Proscan 0060, Protec 0072 Pulsar 0039 Quarter 0046...
  • Page 64: 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 65 Picture disturbance during playback or dark. • This player is compatible with Macro-Vision System copy guard. Some discs include a copy prevention signal, and when this type of disc is played back, stripes etc., may appear on some sections of the picture depending on the This is not a malfunction.
  • Page 66: Resetting The Player

    This will usually reset the unit for proper operation. If this does not correct the problem, please consult your nearest Pioneer service center. Resetting the system Resetting the system returns all menu, picture and password settings to their factory defaults.
  • Page 67: Component Features & Functions

    Component features & functions DVD Tuner System STANDBY/ON DVD indicator button STANDBY indicator VOLUME FUNCTION up button button Stop button VOLUME down button Control cable jack (blue) A FM antenna Analog jacks for terminals auxiliary components AM antenna Digital jacks for terminals auxiliary components Control cable jack (black) B...
  • Page 68: Specifications

    PIONEER ELECTRONICS [USA] INC. PIONEER ELECTRONICS OF CANADA, INC. PIONEER EUROPE NV Haven 1087, Keetberglaan 1, B-9120 Melsele, Belgium TEL: 03/570.05.11 PIONEER ELECTRONICS AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD. PIONEER ELECTRONICS DE MEXICO S.A. DE C.V. <00F00ZF0H00> Power Supply Section Power requirements Power consumption (1kHz, 10% T.H.D., 8 )

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