IB/DRC220_cover 3/7/02 2:11 PM Page 1 DVD Player User’s Guide Changing entertainment. Again. DRC220N...
Keep your sales receipt to obtain warranty parts and service and for proof of purchase. Attach it here and record the serial andmodel numbers in case you need them. The numbers are located on the back of the player. Model number: DRC220N Serial Number:...
Troubleshooting ...48 Handling Cautions ...52 Back of the DVD Player (explanation of jacks) ...54 Front of the DVD Player (explanation of buttons and controls) ...55 Explanation of Input Jacks and Cables ...56 Limited Warranty ...58 How to find your TV’s Video Input Channel ...61 Accessories ...62...
(audio left, audio right, and video). Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Types of discs your DVD player can play • DVD discs – contian picture and sound (DVD-R, DVD+RW are compatible with this player) .
3/7/02 9:21 AM Page 3 Choose Your Connection There are several ways to connect your DVD player. Please use the following chart to determine which connection is best for you. Turn to the appropriate page, and connect your DVD Player. Components...
Note: If your TV has component video (Y, Pb, Pr) jacks, use video-grade cables (not CABLE provided) to connect the TV to the DVD player (Y to Y, Pb to Pb, etc.). It is essential to OFF-AIR SIGNAL match the color coded connectors with a compatible TV.
2. Connect the video cable. A. Basic video connection – Connect the video cable (yellow) to the VIDEO OUT jack on the back of your DVD Player, and to the Video Input jack on your TV (sometimes labeled VIDEO IN).
It is important to choose the correct Digital Output setting in the DVD Player’s Sound menu, especially when you use either of the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jack.
Note: If your TV has component video (Y, Pb, Pr) jacks, use video-grade cables (not provided) to connect the TV to the DVD player (Y to Y, Pb to Pb, etc.). It is essential to match the color coded connectors with a compatible 4.
Point the Remote in the Right Direction and Put it in DVD Mode When you want the remote to operate the DVD Player, point the remote at the DVD Player, not the TV. The remote has to be pointed in the correct direction and toward the correct component in order for the remote control’s signal to communicate with the sensor on the component.
3. The first time you turn on your DVD player, the Language menu appears. If you want the DVD player’s menus to appear in English, press the OK button on the remote control. If you prefer another language, press the arrow down button until that language is highlighted.
The Remote Control You can use this remote to operate the DVD player, and to access the features available. The remote is also designed to operate most RCA, GE, and Proscan TVs — just press the TV button. The descriptions that follow, describe how each button works when operating the DVD player.
Input Channel(s) so you can see what’s playing in the DVD Player, on the TV screen. MENU Accesses the disc’s menu (disc guide) if one is available. MUTE No function when operating the DVD Player (DVD mode). In TV mode, lowers the volume to its minimum level. Press again to restore volume.
Subtitles on and off (if subtitles are available on the disc you’re playing. TV Used to operate your TV (this remote operates most models of RCA, GE, and Proscan brand TVs). VOL +/– If your remote is capable of operating your TV, increases and decreases the volume level.
RCA, GE, and Proscan TVs. Find out if the remote can operate your TV This remote control is designed to operate most RCA, GE, and Proscan TVs. 1. Press the TV button. 2. Press the ON•OFF button (if the TV turns on or off, this remote will operate the TV).
It’s turned on and off with the INFO button on the remote. • The DVD player menu – The DVD player’s menu system is accessed only when a disc isn’t playing. It appears automatically when you press the STOP button on the remote.
When you stop playing a disc, the player remembers where you stopped. When you start playing the disc again, the DVD Player picks up where you left off unless the disc is removed or the player is unplugged, or if you press the STOP button twice.
To search a disc, you can use the FORWARD button or the REVERSE button. You can also utilize the following search features: Picture Scan — When you’re playing a disc, each time you press FORWARD or REVERSE, your DVD Player scans the disc faster until you reach the fastest scan speed.
1590940A 3/7/02 9:22 AM Page 17 Time display Title Text will appear here as you highlight different icons to help you use the Info Display. Using the On-Screen Info Display The on-screen Info Display contains many playback features. To see the Info Display, press the INFO button on the remote while a disc is playing (the Info Display appears across the top of the screen).
1590940A 3/7/02 9:22 AM Page 18 Chapter 3: Playing Discs (DVDs) Time Display This feature displays the time that has elapsed during playback. For DVD discs, the time displayed refers to the current title and acts as a Time Search feature. For example, if you like a particular scene in a movie, you can enter the elapsed time the scene plays and skip right to it.
1590940A 3/7/02 9:22 AM Page 19 Selecting a Chapter Because DVD discs use digital technology, a title can be divided into individual chapters (similar to tracks on a CD). You can skip to a specific chapter by using the Chapter feature in the Info Display. 1.
DVD player’s main menu. The subtitle language can also be changed through the DVD player menu. If the disc doesn’t contain the language you want to use, the disc’s default language is automatically selected.
When you choose an audio language during disc playback, you only override the audio language setting in the DVD Player’s main menu temporarily. The audio language can also be changed through the DVD player menu. Chapter 3: Playing Discs...
1590940A 3/7/02 9:22 AM Page 22 Chapter 3: Playing Discs (DVDs) Using the Repeat Feature By default Repeat feature is Off. There are three Repeat options: • Title – repeats the title that is playing • Chapter – repeats the chapter that is playing •...
1590940A 3/7/02 9:22 AM Page 23 3. Allow the disc to play to the end of the segment you want to repeat. Don’t fast forward — you must let the disc play in standard playback mode to set the B point (the ending point of the segment). Press OK to set the B point (the segment you marked will play repeatedly until you turn off the Repeat feature).
1590940A 3/7/02 9:22 AM Page 24 Chapter 3: Playing Discs (DVDs) Unused bookmark icon Play arrow icon 3. Make sure an unused (unmarked) bookmark is highlighted. When the disc reaches the scene you want to mark, press the OK button on the remote (the bookmark icon changes to two icons side-by-side: an arrow and a trash can).
1590940A 3/7/02 9:22 AM Page 25 Clearing a Bookmark The bookmarks are erased each time you remove a disc from the player and/or when the power is turned off. 1. While you’re playing a disc, press the INFO button on the remote (the Info Display appears). 2.
Page 26 Chapter 3: Playing Discs (Audio CDs) Audio CDs Your DVD Player has many of the same features as an audio CD player. The on-screen Info Display lets you choose various playback features. Time display Using the Time Display The clock on the Info Display shows how much time has elapsed for the track that’s playing.
Program: the tracks play in the order you designate. To use the Program play mode, you must set up the order in which you want the tracks to play in the DVD Player’s main menu system (go to page 35 for instructions).
1590940A 3/7/02 9:22 AM Page 28 Chapter 3: Playing Discs (Audio CDs) Bookmarks The Bookmark feature lets you mark a point on the disc so that when you turn the player off and back on (without having ejected the disc), you can quickly start playing the disc from a bookmarked point.
DVD disc. VCDs are divided into tracks and titles. Because VCDs contain less information than a DVD disc, some of the features of your DVD Player might not work with some VCDs. Using the Playback features While you’re playing a VCD, press INFO on the remote (the on-screen Info Display shown above...
Creating an MP3 Disc on Your Computer Your DVD player handles MPEG-1, layer III audio. If you encode your own MP3 files from an audio CD, avoid using the features of MPEG-2,such as the 22kHz sampling frequency.
1590940A 3/7/02 9:22 AM Page 31 Note: There isn’t an Info Display when playing MP3 files. Chapter 3: Playing Discs (MP3s) The MP3 Display MP3 discs contain individual songs that can be organized into folders — similar to how you use your computer to put documents (files) into different folders when you burn them onto the CD.
JPEG files you want to view, and press PLAY. Viewing JPEG files This DVD Player can play discs with JPEG files on it. You can use the DVD Player to show the pictures in a slide show format. Slide Show After you put the disc in the DVD Player and it detects there are JPEG files on the disc, the slide show menu appears automatically.
The DVD Player Menu System The DVD player menu system is not the same as the disc menu or the Info Display. The DVD player menu comes up when there is no disc playing. If you are playing a disc, press STOP on the remote control to stop playback and bring up the DVD player menu.
Play Mode items. Standard Play The DVD Player’s default play mode is standard, meaning the chapters and tracks on a disc play in the order listed on the disc — starting with chapter (track) 1.
You must create your program (playlist) in the Edit Program menu before you can access the Program Play menu. By selecting Program Play in the Play Mode menu you’re telling the DVD Player to play the disc in the order you created in the Edit Program menu.
The Lock Menu You can set up ratings limits and lock your player in order to control the type of content people watch on your DVD Player. The padlock icon on the Lock menu indicates whether the player is locked or unlocked.
Page 37 Chapter 4: DVD Menu System Unlocking your DVD Player 1. If you’re playing a disc, press STOP (the DVD Player’s main menu appears). 2. Press the down arrow button until Lock is highlighted, and press OK (the Enter Password screen appears).
8 is considered the most offensive). Note: In order for the Ratings to be enforced, the DVD Player must be locked and the disc you’re playing must contain a movie (or a title) that is rated.
1590940A 3/7/02 9:22 AM Page 39 Chapter 4: DVD Menu System 4. Use the up and down arrow buttons to move the bar to the rating level you find acceptable. Ratings that don’t require a password (free access) appear under the bar. Ratings that require a password appear above the bar.
The Display Menu The Display menu contains the settings that affect how a disc’s content looks on your TV and the brightness of the display that’s on the front of the DVD Player. TV Image The TV Image menu adjusts the way a movie appears on your TV. Standard TVs are 4 x 3 format.
16 x 9 – Choose this setting if your DVD Player is connected to a widescreen TV. If you choose this settng and you don’t have a widescreen TV, the images on the screen might appear distorted due to vertical compression.
1590940A 3/7/02 9:22 AM Page 42 Chapter 4: DVD Menu System Front Display This feature lets you choose how the display on the front of your DVD Player appears. 1. From the Main Menu, (player on, no disc playing), highlight Display and press OK.
Chapter 4: DVD Menu System The Sound Menu The Sound menu lets you adjust the player’s settings to match the equipment that you connected to your DVD Player, and to use the Sound features of the player. Sound Logic The Sound Logic feature compresses the dynamic range (quietest sound to loudest sound) of a disc’s soundtrack.
SRS Labs, Inc. Digital Output If you connected your DVD player to a receiver via the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jack (COAXIAL or OPTICAL) on the back of the player, choose the type of receiver (or decoder) you have.
Chapter 4: DVD Menu System Languages Menu The Languages menu enables you to set preferred language options for the DVD Player’s menu system, disc menus, the dialog (audio) of titles, and the subtitles. Player Menus You can change the language of the DVD player’s on-screen menus.
Chapter 4: DVD Player Menu System Audio You can set your language preference for movies (titles) you play in your DVD Player – the language in which you’ll hear the dialogue when you’re playing a movie. Notes: Discs are created differently. The DVD player can’t override some language preferences. If a disc’s software was created to play the movie (title) in a preferred language, the preference you set might be ignored.
1590940A 3/7/02 9:22 AM Page 47 Subtitles You can set your language preference for the subtitles you see on the screen while playing a disc. Notes: You must turn on the Subtitle feature in order for them to appear when you’re playing a disc. If the disc wasn’t created with subtitles, you won’t be able to use the Subtitle feature.
Player won’t work • Reset the player: press and hold the NEXT button on the front of the DVD Player and press the STOP button on the remote at the same time — wait at least 3 seconds before you release both buttons. You’ll need to setup your menu preferences if you changed them since this Reset Procedure returns the DVD Player’s menus to the settings they had when the product shipped to the retail stores.
• You might be in the wrong mode. To operate your DVD Player, press DVD on the remote before you press any other buttons. If you’re operating the TV, press the TV button first, etc. (this remote operates most RCA, GE, and Proscan TVs, and you can program it to operate other brands of televisions).
• The Language menu (Player Menus) is set to that language. Go to Languages (In Spanish, shown as Idiomas; in French, as Langues) in the main DVD player menu and select the Player Menus option (In Spanish, shown as Menús del Lector; in French, as Menus Lecteur) Highlight the language you prefer, and press OK.
Disc tray won’t open • The tray lock feature might be set. To unlock the disc tray, press the STOP key on the front of the DVD player and press the ON•OFF button on the remote at the same time.
1590940A 3/7/02 9:22 AM Page 52 Chapter 5: Additional Information Handling Cautions • Before connecting other components to this player, be sure to turn all components off. • Don’t move the player while a disc is being played. The disc may get scratched or broken, and the player’s internal parts may be damaged. •...
• Do not use record-cleaning sprays or anti-static agents on discs. Also, never clean the discs with benzene, thinner, or other volatile solvents which may cause damage to the disc surface. Back of the DVD Player When connecting, make sure you connect Output jacks to Input jacks, Video to Video, Right Audio to Right Audio, etc. A description of each jack follows.
Audio Input jacks (left and right) on your TV or receiver. VIDEO OUT – If you are using color-coded red, yellow and white RCA cables, connect the yellow video cable to this jack and to the Video Input jack on your TV.
Page 55 Chapter 5: Additional Information Front Panel Controls STANDBY/ON – Turns the player on and off. The indicator lights when you turn off the DVD player. PHONES – Plug headphones in here. LEVEL – Adjusts volume for headphones OPEN/CLOSE – Press to open and close the disc tray.
This section describes the jacks and cables you can use to make connections (only audio/video cables are packed with your DVD Player — you can purchase cables by calling 1-800-338-0376, details are on page 62, or order online at www.rca.com, or go to your local electronics store).
AUDIO Audio These jacks are used to send the audio from the disc you’re playing in the DVD Player to the TV. The VIDEO audio jacks and cables are often color-coded (red for right audio, and white for left audio). You must connect audio cables to the AUDIO L and R jacks on the DVD Player and the corresponding Audio Input Jacks on the TV no matter which Video jack you connect (VIDEO;...
1590940A 3/7/02 9:22 AM Page 58 Chapter 5: Additional Information Limited Warranty What your warranty covers: • Defect in materials or workmanship. For how long after your purchase: • 90 days from date of purchase - Unit exchange, which includes parts and labor. •...
1590940A 3/7/02 9:22 AM Page 59 Limited Warranty (continued) 3. If you return the unit to us within 14 days from the date you were provided a SR number, only items not covered by warranty will be charged to your account. If your unit is not received within 14 days, the suggested retail value of the unit will be charged to your credit card.
1590940A 3/7/02 9:22 AM Page 60 Chapter 5: Additional Information • The representative will advise the address to mail a cashier’s check or money order for payment if there are any out of warranty labor or parts charges, and you elect not to use your credit card.
How to find your TV’s Video Input Channel In order to see what’s playing on your DVD Player, you need to tune the TV to the Video Input Channel that corresponds to the jacks you used to hook up the recorder to the TV. The Video Input Channel(s) varies for different brands and different models of TVs.
Page 62 Accessory Information There are various accessories available to complement your DVD Player. Prices are subject to change without notice. All accessories are subject to availability. A shipping and handling fee will be charged upon ordering, and we are required by law to collect the appropriate sales tax for each individual state, country, and locality to which the merchandise is being sent.
Using 23, 24 Disc menus 14 Buttons Discs, compatible with player, 2 Remote control, 10, 11, 12, 13 Display 40 Front of DVD player, 55 DVD button 11 DVD Discs 15 Chapter 5: Additional Information Regional coding 14 Audio/video 3, 4, 57...
1590940A 3/7/02 9:22 AM Page 64 Chapter 5: Additional Information Password 37 PAUSE button 12 Picture scan 16 REVERSE button 12 PLAY button 12 Play mode 26, 34 Autoplay 35 S-Video cable 3, 4, 57 Program 27, 35 Scene Again 10, 16 Random 27, 34 Search options 16 Standard 27, 34...
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1590940A 3/7/02 9:22 AM Page 66 Visit our website at www.rca.com Please do not send any products to the Indianapolis address listed in this manual or on the carton. This will only add delays in service for your product. Thomson multimedia Inc.