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RCA DRC233N User Manual

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Model DRC233N
Changing entertainment. Again.



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  • Page 1 DVD Player User’s Guide Model DRC233N Changing entertainment. Again.
  • Page 2 Product Registration: Please fill out the product registration card (packed separately), and return it immediately. For U.S. customers: Your RCA Consumer Electronics product may also be registered at Registering this product enables us to contact you if necessary.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Connect the DVD Player ...6 Point the remote in the right direction and put it in DVD mode ...8 Turn on the TV and the DVD player ...8 Using different menus ...8 How to find your TV’s Video Input Channel ...9 Chapter 2:The Remote Control Button descriptions for DVD mode ...10...
  • Page 4: Chapter 1: Setup And Connections

    Chapter 1 Things to consider before you connect Protect components from overheating • Don’t block ventilation holes on any of the components. Arrange the components so that air can circulate freely. • Don’t stack components. • If you place components in a stand, make sure you allow adequate ventilation. •...
  • Page 5: Back Of The Dvd Player

    Explanation of Jacks and Cables There are several ways to connect your DVD Player to your TV depending upon the cables you have and the jacks that are on the back of your TV. Different jacks and cables provide a different level of performance.The jacks on the back of your DVD Player and the cables used to connect...
  • Page 6: Connections And Setup

    If your TV has an S-Video jack, connect the DVD Player to the TV with an S-Video cable. Note: Remember to connect the audio cables because the S-Video cable carries only the picture signal, not the sound.
  • Page 7: Front Of The Dvd Player

    SVCD YPbPr ON•STANDBY Player Display Front of the player ON/STANDBY - Turns the player on and off.The indicator light comes on when the player is in standby mode (off but still plugged into an AC outlet). - Opens and closes the OPEN/CLOSE disc tray.
  • Page 8: Connect The Dvd Player

    The back of your TV and VCR might look different than the ones pictured here. Details about the different kinds of cables used to connect your DVD player are on page 3. Don’t connect the DVD player to the VCR, or through the VCR. Doing so could negatively affect the picture quality and/or disable the DVD player.
  • Page 9 If your TV has component video jacks (Y, Pb, Pr), use video-grade cables (not provided) to connect the TV to the DVD player’s COMPONENT VIDEO OUT (Y, Pb, Pr) jacks. It is essential to match the color coded connectors with a compatible TV.
  • Page 10: Point The Remote In The Right Direction And Put It In Dvd Mode

    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. Make sure the remote is in DVD mode - press the DVD button. Also, you must make sure...
  • Page 11: How To Find Your Tv's Video Input Channel

    Channel that corresponds to the jacks you used to connect the DVD Player to the TV.The Video Input Channel(s) varies for different brands and different models of TVs. If your TV is an RCA, GE, or Proscan brand, the DVD’s remote control probably operates it. Just press the TV button, and then press the INPUT button until you see the DVD’s main menu, screen saver, or the disc you’re...
  • Page 12: Chapter 2:The Remote Control

    RCA, GE, and Proscan TVs and VCRs. However, this page only describes the buttons on the remote that you will use with your DVD Player. For descriptions of remote control buttons to be used with your TV and VCR (RCA, GE, and Proscan only), go to the next page.
  • Page 13: Button Description For Tv And Vcr Modes

    SPEED In VCR mode, accesses the timer recording menu in some models. TIMER Puts the remote in TV mode so it operates the TV (RCA, GE, and Proscan TVs only). Functions as a TV/VCR button in VCR mode. TV•VCR Puts the remote in VCR mode so it operates the VCR (RCA, GE, and Proscan VCRs only).
  • Page 14: Chapter 3 Playing Discs

    Chapter 3 Compatible discs This DVD Player is capable of playing the following types of discs: DVDs, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, Audio CDs, CD-R, CD-RW,Video CDs (VCDs), SVCDs. CDs with mp3 files,WMA files (Windows Media Audio), and DVD+Rewritable JPEG files on them. Before you put a disc in the player, make sure it is compatible.
  • Page 15: Search Options

    You can also use 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.To resume normal playback, press PLAY.
  • Page 16: Using The On-Screen Info Displays

    Playing Discs Using the On-Screen Info Displays The Info Display appears across the top of the screen when you press the INFO button on the remote while you’re playing a disc. Use the an icon is highlighted, follow the on-screen instructions, and use the remote control to scroll through the options.
  • Page 17: How To Navigate In The Info Display

    Left Down Time Display (all Info Displays) 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.You can skip to any scene. Highlight the Time Display, and use the number buttons on the remote to enter the elapsed time you want to go to.You must use two digits for each field.
  • Page 18: Subtitles Icon

    Changing the subtitle language with the Info Display will only affect the disc you are currently playing.When the disc is removed or the player is turned off, the subtitle language will revert to the language setting specified through the DVD player’s main menu.
  • Page 19: Play Mode Icon

    Note:To repeat a Program (Audio CD, mp3 files, and WMA files), you must set up the program via the DVD Player’s Program Play option in the Play Mode menu before the selection will be available in the Info Display. For instructions, go to page 25.
  • Page 20: Playing Discs

    Note:The player defaults to Standard Playback whenever you put a new CD into the DVD player. Program Play (DVD, Audio CD, mp3,WMA) The Program Play Mode is only available after you set up a program through the DVD Player’s menu. Go to page 25 for instructions.
  • Page 21: Bookmark Icon

    Bookmark Icon (DVD Info Display) The Bookmark feature lets you mark a point on the disc so you can quickly start playing the disc from a bookmarked point. Creating a Bookmark Highlight the Bookmark icon on the Info Display. Press OK (the Bookmark Banner appears). Highlight an unused bookmark.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).
  • Page 22: Camera Angle Icon

    Playing Discs Camera Angle Icon (DVD Info Display) Some discs contain multiple angles of a particular scene or sequence. If the disc only has one angle, this feature won’t work. Currently, very few discs have this feature. While a disc is playing, press ANGLE on the remote. If the disc wasn’t created with multiple angles, the invalid symbol appears.
  • Page 23 This on-screen arrow indicates that there are more files/folders listed above the current list—press the up arrow button) on the remote control to scroll through the list. Press (the down arrow button) on the remote control to see the other files/folders that are on the disc.
  • Page 24: Files At The Same Time)

    Playing Discs JPEG Info Display: during playback, press INFO on the remote control.To change the slide show speed, press the button to access different options. Graphics throughout this User’s Guide are for representation only. Playback Details (continued) Once you’ve inserted the disc and selected your JPEG file/folder from the on-screen list: •...
  • Page 26: The Dvd Player Menu System

    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 appears when there’s no disc playing. If you are playing a disc, press STOP on the remote control to stop playback (the DVD player menu appears).
  • Page 27: Program Play

    AutoPlay You can set up the DVD Player so a disc automatically starts playing whenever the disc tray is closed. Highlight AutoPlay and press OK (On appears next to the AutoPlay menu).To turn AutoPlay off, just press OK again while AutoPlay is highlighted.
  • Page 28: Parental Control 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 indicates whether the player is locked or unlocked. Locked: You need to enter the password in order to play discs that have a higher rating than what you’ve allowed.When the player is locked, nobody can access the...
  • Page 29: Changing Your Password

    Level 8 movies are considered the most offensive). Note: In order for the Ratings Limits 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.
  • Page 30: Unrated Titles

    Menu System 8 Least Restrictive *MPAA ratings may vary from disc to disc. 1 Most Restrictive Password Required Free Access Unrated Titles Free Access Password Required The Display Menu Display menu contains the settings that affect how a disc’s content looks on your TV. Play Play Mode Parental Control...
  • Page 31: Menu System

    TV Image Since the is the first submenu, it’s already highlighted. Press the OK button (the TV Image options appear). Use the buttons to highlight your choice (the options are explained below), and press OK to select. Graphics throughout this User’s Guide are for representation only. Menu System 4 x 3 Letterbox –...
  • Page 32: Front Display

    Menu System Front Display You can change the brightness of the display on the front of your DVD player to suit the lighting of the room. SVCD YPbPr ON•STANDBY Front Display Play Play Mode Parental Control TV Image Display Sound...
  • Page 33: Virtual Surround

    Languages 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. Also, if the language isn’t available on the movie you’re playing, the disc’s default language will be chosen.
  • Page 34: Chapter 5:Additional Information

    • Try unplugging the AC power cord, wait 2 minutes, and plug it back in. No power • Plug in the DVD Player. Make sure both ends of the AC power cord are securely plugged into the player and into an AC outlet.
  • Page 35: Additional Information

    The picture is distorted • Did you connect your VCR to the DVD Player? Disconnect it, and connect the VCR directly to the TV and the DVD Player directly to the TV. See chapter 1 for correct setup and connection information.
  • Page 36: Maintenance Of Cabinet

    Additional Information Maintenance of Cabinet For safety reasons, when cleaning the cabinet be sure to disconnect the AC power cord from the AC outlet • Do not use benzene, thinner, or other solvents for cleaning. • Wipe the cabinet with a soft cloth. Formation of Condensation •...
  • Page 37: Progressive Scan

    TV via the COMPONENT OUT jacks (Y, Pb, Pr); and turn on Progressive Scan in the DVD player. 1) Make sure your TV is a Progressive Scan TV (check the owner’s manual) 2) Connect the DVD Player to the Progressive Scan TV via the COMPONENT VIDEO jacks VIDEO I NPUT 4...
  • Page 38: Progressive Scan Troubleshooting

    Don’t panic—try the following: First, press the PREV/VIDEO button on the front of the DVD player (it will go to the next video output option, which is an interlace output so a picture should appear on the TV screen).
  • Page 39: Recommendations And Information About Discs

    CD-Rs prevent optimal playback of these files on your DVD player (that is degraded sound quality and even, in some cases, inability of the player to read the file or files).
  • Page 40 Additional Information CD-R and CD-RW discs with JPEG format “image” files To view your JPEG images on a TV set you do not need to record your photographs with a resolution above 400,000 pixels (which corresponds to an image format of about 720 x 576 dots) because of the resolution of most TVs.
  • Page 41: Limited Warranty

    Limited Warranty What your warranty covers: • Defects in materials or workmanship. For how long after your purchase: • 90 days from date of purchase - Unit exchange, which includes parts and labor. • 91 days to 1 year from date of purchase - Unit exchange, which includes parts only; you pay the labor.
  • Page 42 Thomson. Product Registration: Please complete the online Product Registration on or complete and mail the Product Registration Card packed with your unit. It will make it easier to contact you should it ever be necessary. The return of the card is not required for warranty coverage.
  • Page 43: Accessories To Complement Your Dvd Player

    Accessory Information There are 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.
  • Page 44 Visit the RCA website at Please do not send any products to the Indianapolis address listed below or on the carton.This will only add delays in service for your product. Thomson Inc. 10330 North Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46290 ©2004 Thomson Inc.