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RC5400P

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  • Page 1: Portable Dvd Player

    Portable DVD Player User's Manual Changing Entertainment. Again. RC5400P...
  • Page 2: Important Information

    Keep your sales receipt to obtain warranty parts and service and for proof of purchase. Attach it here and record the serial and model numbers in case you need them. The numbers are located on the bottom of the player. RC5400P Model No. _________________________________________________________________________________ Serial No.
  • Page 3 WARNING To reduce the risk of fire or shock hazard, do not expose this DVD player to rain or moisture. No objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus. CAUTION THIS PRODUCT UTILIZES A LASER. USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE.
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  • Page 5: Introduction

    Introduction Introduction Your DVD player is equipped with some special features. The following information summarizes some of these features. The On-Screen Information Display The Info Display is a menu bar that you can bring up to access certain features while discs are playing. Icons represent the different features supported by your DVD player.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Introduction ... 1 Chapter 1: Connections & Setup Things to Consider Before You Connect ... 6 Types of Discs Your DVD Player will Playº ... 7 Choose Your Connection ... 8 Cables Needed to Connect Your DVD Player ... 9 Install Batteries in the Remote ...
  • Page 7 (chapter 2 continued) Selecting a Chapter Number ... 25 Using Time Search to Enter an Elapsed Time ... 26 The Index Feature ... 26 Subtitles ... 27 Changing the Audio Language ... 27 Changing the Camera Angle ... 28 Using the Repeat Feature ... 29 To Repeat a Chapter or Title ...
  • Page 8 Table of Contents Chapter 5: Using the DVD Menu System The Setup Menu ... 44 The Display Menu ... 44 Image ... 45 Standard ... 46 Angle ... 46 Menu Language ... 47 Selecting Digital Output Type ... 48 Subtitles ... 49 The Sound Menu ...
  • Page 9: Chapter 1: Connections & Setup

    Chapter 1 Connections & Setup Chapter Overview: • Things to Consider Before You Connect • Choose Your Connection • Install Batteries in the Remote • Charging the Batteries • The Remote Control...
  • Page 10: Things To Consider Before You Connect

    Chapter 1 Things to Consider Before You Connect Protect Against Power Surges • Connect all components before you plug any of their power cords into the wall outlet. • Turn off the TV and/or components before you connect or disconnect any cables. •...
  • Page 11: Types Of Discs Your Dvd Player Will Playº

    Types of Discs Your DVD Player will Play • DVD video discs – DVD video discs contain high quality picture and sound content. • Audio discs – Audio CDs contain musical or sound content only. • Video CD discs – Like DVD video discs, Video CDs contain picture and sound content. The difference is the amount of information that can be stored on the disc.
  • Page 12: Choose Your Connection

    Chapter 1 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 Cables Needed Connection Title •...
  • Page 13: Cables Needed To Connect Your Dvd Player

    Chapter 1 Cables Needed to Connect Your DVD Player The pictures below show the cables needed for the connections represented in this book. Mini-audio/video cable S-Video cable DC Power cable chapter 1...
  • Page 14 Chapter 1 Connect the Power Cord to the DVD Player Make sure that the AV adapter matches the local voltage. Plug the AV adapter into the DC IN jack on the side of the player. Plug the other end into an AC outlet. Connect Headphones to the DVD Make sure power is turned off when inserting or removing headphones from the player.
  • Page 15 chapter 1 Connect to a TV Connect end of the audio cable with the single plug to the AUDIO OUT jack on the back of your DVD Player, and the end with two plugs to the corresponding Audio Input jacks (L = white, R = red) on your TV. Connect the video cable.
  • Page 16 Chapter 1 AUDIO IN RIGHT AUDIO IN LEFT VIDEO IN AUDIO AUDIO IN IN LEFT RIGHT Connect to a TV and Amplifier Connect the left (white) and right (red) plugs on the audio cable to your audio/video receiver and the other end of the cable to the AUDIO OUT jack on the back of your DVD Player.
  • Page 17: Install Batteries In The Remote

    chapter 1 Install the Battery in the Remote Remove the battery compartment cover on the back of the remote. Insert new battery. Match the polarities (+ and –) on the battery with the diagram on the remote. Put the battery compartment cover back on the remote. Important Battery Information •...
  • Page 18: Using The Battery Unit

    Chapter 1 Using the Battery Unit Charging the Battery Use the battery charger and adapter (included) to charge the battery unit in order to use the DVD player without the power cord. Insert the AC adapter into the jack on the battery charger (a). Plug the adapter into an AC outlet (b) Connect the charger to the battery unit (c).
  • Page 19: A Quick Tour Of The Remote

    INFO SUBTITLE AUDIO SOUND SETUP GUIDE MENU RESUME ANGLE GO BACK ZOOM REPEAT PLAY MODE TIME SEARCH CLEAR INDEX 0/10 chapter 1 DVD Buttons (Buttons Listed in Alphabetical Order) (skip -) Allows you to search backward through a disc while it is in play mode.
  • Page 20 Chapter 1 INFO SUBTITLE AUDIO SOUND SETUP GUIDE MENU RESUME ANGLE GO BACK ZOOM REPEAT PLAY MODE TIME SEARCH CLEAR INDEX 0/10 Number buttons (0-9) Use the number buttons to input information such as chapter numbers, track numbers, or to make selections on some menu screens. Number buttons (0/10 and +10) The 0/10 button is used to enter a zero or 10.
  • Page 21 INFO SUBTITLE AUDIO SOUND SETUP GUIDE MENU RESUME ANGLE GO BACK ZOOM REPEAT PLAY MODE TIME SEARCH CLEAR INDEX 0/10 chapter 1 SUBTITLE When a disc is playing, press this button to show the Subtitle banner (if the disc was created with subtitles). TIME SEARCH Allows you to select a title or chapter and begin playback from that point ZOOM Zooms in on picture.
  • Page 22: Adjusting The Color And Brightness Of The Screen

    Chapter 1 Adjusting the Color and Brightness of the Screen You can adjust the color and brightness of the picture by using the buttons directly below the screen. • Color – Push the Color button with the up arrow to add more color to the picture. Push the Color button with the down arrow to reduce color in the picture.
  • Page 23: Chapter 2: Playing Dvds

    Chapter 2 Playing DVDs Chapter Overview: • Regional Coding • Using Different Menus • Loading and Playing a Disc • Using a Disc Menu • Disc Playback Features Changing Entertainment. Again.
  • Page 24: Regional Coding

    Chapter 2 Regional Coding Both the DVD player and the discs are coded by region. These regional codes must match in order for the disc to play. If the codes don’t match, the disc won’t play. This player’s code is region 1. Using Different Menus Each disc is programmed with different features.
  • Page 25: To Load And Play A Disc

    To Load and Play a Disc Open the DVD player by pushing the OPEN switch to the left and lifting gently. Turn on your DVD Player (move the POWER switch on the side of the player to the ON position). This is an example of a one-sided disc.
  • Page 26: Using A Disc Menu

    Chapter 2 Using a Disc Menu A disc is capable of having an on-screen menu that is separate from the DVD player’s menu system and on-screen Info Display. The disc menu might only contain a list of the titles and chapters, or it may allow you to change features such as language and playback settings.
  • Page 27: Dvd Playback Features

    In the example on the left, English is highlighted. Press OK on the remote to play the disc with English dialog. In the above example, the picture advances 2 frames at a time. chapter 2 Press the up/down arrows to select a language, and press OK on the remote. Press MENU on the remote to resume playback.
  • Page 28: Slow Motion Playback

    Chapter 2 Slow Motion Playback Press (slow) on the remote for forward slow motion playback. Press the button again to decrease the speed. With each consecutive press of the SLOW button, the playback speed decreases. For example, The first press of the speed, the second press plays back at 1/4 speed, etc.
  • Page 29: Program

    PROGRAM P01 : 05 In the example above, the first chapter in the program will be the fifth chapter. In the example above, the Chapter number is highlighted. Use the number buttons on the remote to enter the desired chapter number. chapter 2 Program The Program playback option allows you to enter the order in which you want...
  • Page 30: Using Time Search To Enter An Elapsed Time

    Chapter 2 numbers. Using Time Search to Enter an Elapsed Time You can use the TIME SEARCH feature to go to a specific point in a Title. Press the TIME SEARCH button twice (The time prompt appears in place of the Chapter information).
  • Page 31: Subtitles

    When the SUBTITLES button is pressed, the Info Display shows the number of available subtitles and the currently selected subtitle. Changing the Audio Language When a DVD is recorded with multiple soundtracks, you can use the Audio feature to temporarily change the audio language (the language of the soundtrack).
  • Page 32: Changing The Camera Angle

    Chapter 2 Changing the Camera Angle Some DVDs contain multiple angles of a particular scene or sequence. During disc playback, press ANGLE on the remote. (The angle icon appears. If no additional camera angles are available, the available, the ANGLE icon displays the current angle number and the number of angles available.
  • Page 33: Using The Repeat Feature

    Press the REPEAT button to select Title or Chapter Repeat. Use A-B Repeat to set a specified segment to repeat. chapter 2 Using the Repeat Feature There are four repeat options: • Off • Chapter – repeats the chapter that is playing •...
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  • Page 35: Chapter 3: Playing Audio Cds And Mp3 Discs

    Playing Audio CDs and MP3 discs Chapter Overview • Loading and Playing an Audio CD • Audio CD Playback Features • Playing MP3 discs Changing Entertainment. Again. Chapter 3...
  • Page 36: Loading And Playing An Audio Cd

    Chapter 3 Loading and Playing an Audio CD Before you load a disc, make sure that it is compatible with the player. Note that the following discs CANNOT be used with this player: • Laserdisc • CD-I, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM Insert with the label •...
  • Page 37: Time Search

    TRACK 03 03:15 GO TO 01:36 Use the Time Search feature to go to an elapsed time in a track. Using the Repeat Feature There are three repeat options: • Disc – repeats the entire disc • Track – repeats the track that is playing •...
  • Page 38: Using The Repeat Feature

    Chapter 3 TRACK 03 03:15 REPEAT A Use the A-B Repeat feature to repeat a segment you have set. MP3 TRACK TOTAL: 164 TRACK LIST When you first load an MP3 disc, press PLAY to bring up the track list. A-B Repeat A-B Repeat lets you repeat a specific segment on the disc that you define.
  • Page 39: Selecting Tracks

    TRACK 03 03:15 ACHANGN1 ALLMYLN1 ARMYMBN1 B A D F I S N 1 B A LT I M N 1 B U R N A L 1 B Y E B Y E N 1 CALLANN1 CARAMIN1 CHAINON1 CRUSHMN1 C H U R C H 1 In the example above, track 2 is highlighted.
  • Page 40 Chapter 3 Program The Program playback option allows you to enter the order in which you want tracks to play. Press STOP to stop playback. Press PLAY MODE on the remote control (the Play Mode info banner appears). Press the PLAY MODE button until the Program option is displayed. Use the number buttons to enter the first track you want to play.
  • Page 41 Chapter 4 Playing VCDs Chapter Overview: • What is a Video CD? • The Video CD Disc Menu • If a Video CD has Playback Control Changing Entertainment. Again.
  • Page 42: What Is A Video Cd

    Chapter 4 What is a Video CD? Like DVD discs, Video CDs contain picture and sound content. Video CDs (VCDs) are encoded in a different format. VCDs don’t hold as much information as DVD discs and the picture quality is not as high.
  • Page 43: If The Video Cd Has Playback Control

    If the Video CD Has Playback Control If a disc is encoded with the playback control function, a menu screen appears after the disc is loaded into the player. Use the number buttons on the remote to select a track. Press (play/OK) to begin playback of the selected track.
  • Page 44: Using The Time Search Feature

    Chapter 4 Using the Time Search Feature You can use the Time Search feature to begin playback from any point on the disc (in the currently playing title) by entering the elapsed time. For example, if you have a favorite scene that begins 12:34 minutes into the movie, you can go directly to that point in the title.
  • Page 45: The Index Feature

    TRACK TOTAL: 2 1. INTRO 2. DISC INDEX 3. TRACK INDEX 4. EXIT SELECT This is the Index menu. Press a number button to select the corresponding option. Tracks are displayed nine to a page. Press the number button displayed in the corner of a thumbnail to select that track.
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  • Page 47: Chapter 5: Using The Dvd Menu System

    Chapter 5 Using the DVD Menu System Chapter Overview • The Setup Menu • The Display menu • The Sound Menu • Password Setup • The Preferences Menu Changing Entertainment. Again.
  • Page 48: The Setup Menu

    Chapter 5 SETUP MENU DISPLAY SOUND PASSWORD PREFERENCES EXIT SETUP PRESS OK TO SELECT DISPLAY MENU IMAGE STANDARD ANGLE LANGUAGE DIGITAL OUT SUBTITLE MAIN MENU GO BACK TO MAIN MENU The Setup Menu The Setup Menu is the DVD Player’s main menu. It contains features and options that let you customize your DVD player.
  • Page 49: Image

    4x3 PS (Pan & Scan) 4x3 Letterbox 16x9 Widescreen chapter 5 Image Depending on the type of television you have, you may want to adjust the screen setting (aspect ratio). The default setting is 4x3 (pan & scan). With no disc playing, press SETUP (the main menu appears). Use the arrow buttons to highlight the Display option.
  • Page 50: Standard

    Chapter 5 Standard This feature can be used to select a different color system according to the type of TV being used. The TV type is preset for you and should not be changed. Angle The Angle icon is displayed when there is more than one camera angle available for the scene that is playing.
  • Page 51: Menu Language

    DISPLAY MENU IMAGE STANDARD ANGLE LANGUAGE ENGLISH DIGITAL OUT FRENCH SUBTITLE SPANISH MAIN MENU MENU LANGUAGE The Display Menu with the Language option highlighted. chapter 5 Menu Language Use this feature to change the language for the player’s on-screen menu system. The default is English.
  • Page 52: Selecting Digital Output Type

    Chapter 5 DISPLAY MENU IMAGE STANDARD ANGLE LANGUAGE DIGITAL OUT BITSTREAM SUBTITLE MAIN MENU SETUP DIGITAL OUT The Display Menu with the Digital Output option selected. Selecting Digital Output Type If you have a receiver with a digital signal input, use this feature to select your player’s type of digital output.
  • Page 53: Subtitles

    DISPLAY MENU IMAGE STANDARD ANGLE LANGUAGE DIGITAL OUT SUBTITLE MAIN MENU DISPLAY SUBTITLE The Display Menu with the Subtitle Output option selected. chapter 5 Subtitles Subtitles can be turned on or off. With no disc playing, press SETUP (the main menu appears). Use the arrow buttons to highlight the Display option.
  • Page 54: The Sound Menu

    Chapter 5 The Sound Menu Compression This feature compresses the dynamic range (quietest sound to loudest sound) of a disc’s soundtrack. For example, action scenes might be very loud, while whispered dialog is quiet. The Compression feature evens out the range of the volume by making loud sounds quieter and soft sounds louder. The Compression option is always on.
  • Page 55: Mono/Stereo

    Mono/Stereo This option allows you to set the output mode of the left and right audio signals. With no disc playing, press SETUP (the main menu appears). Use the arrow buttons to highlight the Sound option. Press menu is displayed). Use the up/down arrow buttons to highlight the Mono/Stereo option.
  • Page 56: Speakers

    Chapter 5 Speakers The Front Speaker feature has two options: • STEREO+ If you have a Dolby Pro Logic receiver hooked up, select this option so the receiver can decode the signals and reproduce a surround sound effect. • STEREO Select this option if you have a stereo receiver hooked up. SOUND MENU COMPRESSION MONO/STEREO...
  • Page 57: Password Setup

    PASSWORD MENU CHANGE PASSWORD PASSWORD MODE MAIN MENU CHANGE PASSWORD Setting a Password gives you control over what type of content your family watches. chapter 5 Password Setup Creating a Password You can use a password to control what types of movies your family watches. With no disc playing, press SETUP (the main menu appears).
  • Page 58: Changing The Password Mode

    Chapter 5 CHANGE PASSWORD OLD PASSWORD ***** NEW PASSWORD CONFIRM PASSWORD PLEASE ENTER OLD PASSWORD The CHANGE PASSWORD Screen. Changing the Password Mode The Password feature can be turned on or off. In order for parental rating to work, password must be turned on. With no disc playing, press SETUP (the main menu appears).
  • Page 59: The Preferences Menu

    The Preferences Menu Selecting the Audio Preference Use the Audio menu to select the soundtrack language that you prefer. If the disc you are playing has that language available, it will play in that language. If your preferred audio language isn’t available, the disc’s default language will be played.
  • Page 60: Selecting The Subtitle Language

    Chapter 5 PREFERENCES MENU AUDIO SUBTITLE ENGLISH DISC MENU FRENCH RATINGS SPANISH DEFAULTS OTHER MAIN MENU SET PREFERENCE TO ENGLISH The Preferences Menu with the Subtitle option selected. Selecting the Subtitle Language Use the Subtitle Language menu to select the subtitle language you prefer. If the disc you are playing has that language available, it will display subtitles in that language.
  • Page 61: Changing The Disc Menu Language

    Changing the Disc Menu Language Use the Disc Menu option to select the language you want a DVD’s disc menu to be displayed in (not the same as the player menu). With no disc playing, press SETUP (the main menu appears). Use the down arrow to highlight Preferences (the Preferences menu appears).
  • Page 62: Setting The Rating Limit

    Chapter 5 PREFERENCES MENU AUDIO SUBTITLE DISC MENU RATINGS 1. G DEFAULTS 3. PG 4. PG-13 MAIN MENU 6. R 7. NC-17 SET TO G The Preferences Menu with the Ratings option selected. Setting the Rating Limit The Parental feature is a rating limit system, like movie ratings. It works with DVD discs that have been assigned a rating.
  • Page 63: Language Code List

    Language Code List Language Code Language Abkhazian 6566 French Afar 6565 Frisian Afrikaans 6570 Galician Albanian 8381 Georgian Ameharic 6577 German Arabic 6582 Greek Armenian 7289 Greenlandic Assamese 6583 Guarani Aymara 6588 Gujarati Azerbaijani 6590 Hausa Bashkir 6665 Hebrew Basque 6985 Hindi Bengali;...
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  • Page 65: Troubleshooting

    Other Information Chapter Overview: • Troubleshooting • Care and Maintenance • Limited Warranty Changing Entertainment. Again. Chapter 6...
  • Page 66: Troubleshooting

    Chapter 6 Troubleshooting If you are experiencing product operation problems, please review the troubleshooting section before you call for service. Refer to the Limited Warranty for information on how to obtain repair service. Player won’t work • Reset the DVD Player by unplugging the AC power cord and plugging it back in. No Power •...
  • Page 67 • If you connected an audio or audio/video receiver to your DVD Player, make sure you chose the correct input setting on the receiver. Remote control won’t work • Insert new batteries in the remote. • Operate the remote control at a distance of no more than 20 feet. •...
  • Page 68 Chapter 6 Subtitle and/or audio language is not the one selected from the initial setting • If the subtitle and/or audio language does not exist on the disc, the initial settings will not be seen/ heard. The disc’s priority language is selected instead. Set the subtitle and/or audio language manually through the Info Display or the player menu.
  • Page 69: Handling Cautions

    Care and Maintenance Handling Cautions • Before connecting other components to this player, be sure to turn all components off. • Don’t put any container filled with liquid or any small metal objects on the player. • Don’t place anything other than the disc in the disc tray. •...
  • Page 70: Cleaning Discs

    Chapter 6 Cleaning Discs • Dirty discs can cause reduced video and audio performance. Always keep discs clean by wiping them gently with a soft cloth from the inner edge toward the outer perimeter. • If a disc becomes very dirty, wet a soft cloth in water, wring it out well. Wipe the dirt away gently, and remove any water drops with a dry cloth.
  • Page 71: Warranty

    RCA DIGITAL VIDEO DISC (DVD) LIMITED WARRANTY What your warranty covers: • Any defect in materials or workmanship. For how long after your purchase: • 90 days - Unit exchange, which includes parts and labor. • 91 days to 1 year - Unit exchange, which includes parts only; you pay the labor.
  • Page 72 Chapter 6 Ship your defective unit back to us using the replacement unit’s carton. Shipping instructions will be included on the carton along with your SR number which will allow you to easily ship the unit back to us. Make sure you insure your shipment in case of damage or loss.
  • Page 73 What your warranty does not cover: • Acts of nature, such as but not limited to lightning damage. • Adjustment of customer controls. • Damage from misuse or neglect. • A unit that has been modified or incorporated into other products or is used for institutional or other commercial purposes.
  • Page 74 Chapter 6 Index Cables 9 Camera angle 28 Symbols Chapter 4 x 3 Letterbox 45 4x3 P&S 45 Charger, battery 14 4 x 3 Standard 45 Cleaning discs 66 Coding A•B repeat Color, adjusting 18, 21 DVD 29, 35 Connections Adapter, battery 14 Adjusting brightness 18, 21 Controls...
  • Page 75 Playback control bypassing 39 resuming 39 video CD 39 Playback features Rating Limit audio CD 32 DVD 23 Remote 15 Frame advance 23 Freeze frame 23 Slow motion 24 Playing Repeat digital video discs 20 Preferences Menu 55 Audio preference 55 Defaults 58 REPEAT button 16, 29, 34 Disc Menu Language 57...
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  • Page 78 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. 10330 North Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46290 ©2001 Thomson Consumer Electronics, Inc. Trademark(s)®...