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Sharp SD-AS10 Operation Manual

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Thank you for purchasing this SHARP product. To obtain the
best performance from this product, please read this manual
carefully. It will guide you in operating your SHARP product.
SD-AS10 1-Bit Digital Home Theater with DVD Player consisting of
SD-AS10 (main unit and amplifier unit), CP-AS10F (front speakers),
CP-AS10C (center speaker), CP-AS10R (surround speakers) and
CP-AS10W (subwoofer).


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  • Page 1: Operation Manual

    It will guide you in operating your SHARP product. SD-AS10 1-Bit Digital Home Theater with DVD Player consisting of SD-AS10 (main unit and amplifier unit), CP-AS10F (front speakers), CP-AS10C (center speaker), CP-AS10R (surround speakers) and...
  • Page 2: Special Notes

    SPECIAL NOTES SD-AS10 CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. Explanation of Graphical Symbols: The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage”...
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    Instruction Manual for replacement or resetting of protective device. If replacement of the plug is required, be sure the service technician has used a replacement plug specified by the manufacturer that has the same overload protection as the original plug. SD-AS10 0109...
  • Page 4 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS (continued) SD-AS10 Outdoor Antenna Grounding - If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to the product, be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges.
  • Page 5 5 m (16 feet) approx. 5 m (16 feet) Purple Blue Gray (for subwoofer) (for left surround (for right surround approx. 5 m (16 feet) speaker) speaker) approx. 15 m (49 feet) approx. 15 m (49 feet) Speaker wire 6 (QCNWHA006AWZZ) SD-AS10...
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Contents SD-AS10 " General Information Precautions ............7 Description of discs .
  • Page 7: Precautions

    SHARP will not be held responsible for any damage resulting from the use of this unit with a voltage other than that specified.
  • Page 8: Description Of Discs

    Description of discs SD-AS10 " Types of playable discs The unit can play back discs bearing any of the following marks: DVD-Video Disc for NTSC DVD-R for NTSC system system Recorded in the video mode (*) Some DVD discs may not function as described in the manual. See the disc jacket for restrictions.
  • Page 9 Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited. SD-AS10 ! DVD-Audio ! SACD ! CDG...
  • Page 10: Controls And Indicators

    Controls and indicators SD-AS10 2 3 4 (Display) Indicators vary according to operations. DVD/CD L C R 20 21 (Right side) " Main unit 1. Disc Number Select Buttons .....22, 24, 34, 61 2.
  • Page 11: Amplifier Unit

    3. Speaker Terminals ........18 SD-AS10...
  • Page 12 Controls and indicators (continued) SD-AS10 " Remote control Set the MODE 1/MODE 2 switch to MODE 1 and press the following buttons. 1. Remote Control Transmitter .......20 2.
  • Page 13 13.DVD Slow Button ........29 Note: In "MODE 2", you can use buttons other than the above for the same operations as in "MODE 1". SD-AS10 Reference page...
  • Page 14: System Installation

    System installation SD-AS10 Installation image (with optional accessories): Front Center speaker speaker (left) Subwoofer Surround speaker (left) " Magnetically shielded speakers The front, surround and center speakers may be placed beside or near the TV as they are magnetically shielded. However, discoloration may occur depending on the TV type.
  • Page 15: Main Unit Preparation

    Position C 1 Align the position with the remote sensor and attach the included button name label. Button name label Remote sensor 2 Fit the non-slip sheets into the groove. Non-slip sheet for main unit Correct SD-AS10...
  • Page 16: System Connections

    System connections SD-AS10 Make sure to unplug the AC power cord before making any connections. TV connection (see page 19) Connect a TV and main unit with the included video cable. If your TV is equipped with an S-video input jack or component video input jacks, purchase an appropriate cable to enjoy higher quality images.
  • Page 17: Antenna Connection

    Outdoor FM antenna Ground rod FM antenna AM loop antenna Black White Amplifier unit < Attaching to the wall > Wall Screws (not supplied) Outdoor AM antenna 49 feet (15 m) 25 feet (7.5 m) Ground wire AM loop antenna SD-AS10...
  • Page 18: Speaker Connection

    Tube (gray) Black Amplifier unit Caution: ! The supplied speakers are designed exclusively for SD-AS10. Do not con- nect these speakers to other equipment. Also, do not connect other speak- ers to SD-AS10. It may cause malfunction. terminals, connect the ! Do not mistake the right speaker is placed on the right when you face the unit.)
  • Page 19: Tv Connection

    After making all the connections, attach the side cover to the main unit. Fit the claws into the holes. Route all the cables through the hole of the cover. Green Component video cable (commercially available) Blue To component video input jacks SD-AS10...
  • Page 20: Ac Power Connection

    AC power connection SD-AS10 " Connecting the AC power cord After checking all the connections have been made correctly, plug in the amplifier unit. Note: Unplug the AC power cord from the AC outlet if the unit will not be in use for a pro- longed period of time.
  • Page 21: General Control

    The time display will appear for Brightened about 10 seconds. Note: Unplugging the unit or power failure will clear the clock setting. Readjust the clock. button to adjust the Month Date Year Hour Minute SD-AS10...
  • Page 22: Inserting And Removing Discs

    Inserting and removing discs SD-AS10 " Inserting a disc Press the POWER button to turn the power on. Press the STOP button to set the in- put to "DVD". The same operation can be performed by pressing the button on the remote control.
  • Page 23: To Remove The Disc

    Press the OPEN/CLOSE button. The same operation can be performed by pressing the control. Replace a disc. SD-AS10 button on the remote button on the remote 3" (8cm) button on the remote...
  • Page 24: Playing A Disc

    Playing a disc SD-AS10 " Playback ! For a wide-screen TV, set the video output to "Wide" (see page 48). ! Turn on the TV, and switch the input to the "VIDEO 1", "VIDEO 2", etc. according- Press the POWER button to turn the power on.
  • Page 25: To Resume Playback After Stopping (Resume Play)

    The conventional TV system displays 30 frames of still images per second to perform a series of movements (interlaced scanning). Whereas, progressive scanning dis- PRESS PLAY TO CONTINUE plays one frame every 1/60th of a second (60 frames per second) to ensure less flick- ers and high-density images. VideoCD Audio Visual Entertainment SD-AS10...
  • Page 26: Basic Operation

    Basic operation SD-AS10 " Fast forward/Fast reverse (search) You can search the desired point as you play the disc. While a disc is playing, press the CUE or REVIEW button. On DVD, the speed changes as follows: PLAY (Normal play)
  • Page 27: To Locate The Beginning Of A Chapter (Track) (Skip)

    ! Some discs cannot play from the specified point. ! Time search feature is disabled on some discs. ! Some discs contain time portions you cannot specify. TITLE 02/12 TIME _ _ :__:_ _ button repeatedly. TITLE 02/12 TIME 0 1 :23:4 0 SD-AS10...
  • Page 28: Useful Operation

    Useful operation SD-AS10 " To change the subtitle language You can change the subtitle language or hide subtitles during playback. During playback, set the MODE 1/MODE 2 switch to MODE 2 and press the SUBTITLE button. Press the SUBTITLE button repeatedly to select the subtitle language.
  • Page 29: To Select A Title From The Top Menu Of The Disc

    2.Start Movie Note: On some discs, the slow-motion playback functions are disabled. STILL button. button advances the frame. 1/2 X button. button repeatedly to select a playback speed. SF 1/2 X SF 1/4 X SF 1/8 X SD-AS10...
  • Page 30: To Change The Angle

    Useful operation (continued) SD-AS10 " To change the angle You can change the angle of view when playing a DVD disc that contains scenes recorded from multiple angles. When "ANGLE" appears on the TV during playback, set the MODE 1/ MODE 2 switch to MODE 2 and press the ANGLE button.
  • Page 31: To Play Repeatedly (Repeat Play)

    Otherwise, the disc will button, the current repeat play is canceled. B button. Unit display SET A B button again to enter the end point (B). B button to return to normal playback. button, the current A-B repeat play is canceled. SD-AS10...
  • Page 32: To Change The Display On Tv Screen

    Useful operation (continued) SD-AS10 " To change the display on TV screen You can display or hide the operation indicators on the TV screen. During playback, set the MODE 1/MODE 2 switch to MODE 1 and press the ON SCREEN button. (The display is changed at each press.)
  • Page 33: Playing A Cd

    Specify the time with the direct number buttons. ! Enter minutes and seconds. ! To specify 4 minutes and 23 seconds, enter "0423". ! Specify the elapsed time of the track. Note: Time search feature is disabled on some discs. SD-AS10...
  • Page 34: To Play In The Desired Order (Programmed Play)

    Playing a CD (continued) SD-AS10 " To play in the desired order (programmed play) You can play tracks in the desired order. 21 tracks can be programmed. Press the DISC SELECT button, and then press the DISC 1 - DISC 5 button.
  • Page 35: Mp3/Wma And Jpeg Disc Operation

    ! Up to 11 characters can be displayed for a folder name and a track name. Under- lines, asterisks, and spaces may not be displayed. ! Due to the structure of disc information, it takes longer to read an MP3/WMA or JPEG disc than a normal CD. SD-AS10 MP3 DISC VideoCD Audio Visual...
  • Page 36: To Play In The Desired Order (Programmed Play)

    MP3/WMA and JPEG disc operation (continued) SD-AS10 To set the menu screen to off: Press the MENU button. When the menu screen is off, tracks are played in the following order. Playback is performed in the order of 1 to 11 in the following example.
  • Page 37: Zoom Function

    The image rotates as shown below. button : 90° rotation in a clockwise direction. button : 90° rotation in a counterclockwise direction. Press the button. button : Vertical mirror image. Press the button. button : Horizontal mirror image. SD-AS10 button.
  • Page 38: Listening To The Radio

    Listening to the radio SD-AS10 Turn on the power and press the TUNER (BAND) button to set the input to "FM (AM)". Press the TUNER (BAND) button repeatedly to select the desired frequency band. FM stereo FM mono Press the TUNING ( or ) button to tune in to the desired station.
  • Page 39: Listening To The Memorized Station

    To erase all the contents of the preset memory: Set the MODE 1/MODE 2 switch to MODE 2. Hold the CLEAR button down for 4 seconds or more. Within 10 seconds, press the ENTER button. ) button to Preset channel number SD-AS10...
  • Page 40: Enjoying Surround Sound (Sound Mode)

    Enjoying surround sound (sound mode) SD-AS10 You can enjoy spacious sound recorded in Dolby Digital or DTS. Also, Dolby Pro Logic allows you to enjoy spacious 2 channel stereo sound. Listening to the 5.1ch. Listening to the DVS. Notes: ! If sound is unpleasant to listen to, change the multi channel mode or stereo mode.
  • Page 41 Normal 2 channel stereo sound. 3.1REF: Front speakers create surround effects as if all the other speakers were also placed. 3.1WIDE You can enjoy surround effects as if the sound field was more spacious than that of 3.1REF. button. SD-AS10...
  • Page 42: Enjoying Surround Sound (Sound Mode)

    Enjoying surround sound (sound mode) (continued) SD-AS10 Dolby Digital Disc with this trademark One of the digital audio systems for theatrical use. You can enjoy the stereophonic effect in the home theater system. When you set the audio output to Dolby Digital for a disc recorded in Dolby Digital, the "DolbyD"...
  • Page 43: Changing The Default Settings Of The Amplifier

    (see page 45). In "Test tone", check the sound from each speaker (see page 45). Note: The subwoofer setting applies to a subwoofer connected to SUBWOOFER PREOUT. 10 feet (3.3 m) SD-AS10...
  • Page 44 Changing the default settings of the amplifier (continued) SD-AS10 Switch the function to "DVD" to change the default settings of the amplifier. If you press during the operation, you can go back one step. " Speaker delay setting When some of the speakers are at a different distance from the listening point, you can select the speaker delay to make it seem as though the speaker distances are the same.
  • Page 45: Test Tone

    While the test tone is heard: Adjust the level with the Press the to select a speaker. Press the RETURN The setting is complete. Default setting 0 dB 0 dB 0 dB 0 dB 0 dB + 3 dB button to button. button twice. SD-AS10...
  • Page 46: Changing The Initial Setting Of Dvd

    Changing the initial setting of DVD SD-AS10 A new setting will be retained even if the unit is set to the stand-by mode. If you want to restore or change the setting, reset it. Press the button, set the MODE 1/MODE 2 switch to MODE 2 and press the DVD SET UP button.
  • Page 47 LPCM Output 48K LPCM 48k If 48K LPCM 48k is selected, PCM sound signals recorded at 96 kHz are converted to 48 kHz. 96K LPCM 96k* Description button. After 5 minutes or more of inactivity, a screen saver appears. SD-AS10...
  • Page 48 Changing the initial setting of DVD (continued) SD-AS10 Setting Selectable parameters (* indicates initial settings.) Preferences TV Display Normal/PS Normal/LB* Wide Audio English* French Spanish Chinese Japanese Others Subtitle English* French Spanish Chinese Japanese Others Disc Menu English* French Spanish...
  • Page 49: Parental Setting

    After selecting "Audio", "Subtitle" or "Disc Menu" in step 3 on page 46, select "Others" and press the ENTER button. Set the MODE 1/MODE 2 switch to MODE 1. Enter "1229" with the direct number buttons and press the ENTER button. SD-AS10...
  • Page 50: Setting The Timer

    Setting the timer SD-AS10 The unit starts playback or turns on the radio at a specified time. This unit has 2 types of timer functions: "once timer" and "daily timer". Once timer: Once timer playback works for one time only at a preset time.
  • Page 51 Press the POWER button to enter the power stand-by mode. ! The unit enters the timer stand-by mode. (The timer set indicator lights up. See page 52.) ! The timer setting is retained. SD-AS10 button, and then press the ENTER button, and Preset channel number Daily timer...
  • Page 52: Operations After Setting The Timer

    Operations after setting the timer SD-AS10 After setting the timer ! The unit is in the timer stand-by mode. ! If the timer set indicator does not light up, turn on the power and set the timer again. At the start time The volume will increase gradually until it reaches the preset volume.
  • Page 53: Sleep Timer

    Sleep timer setting Timer playback setting Start time 1 minute - 2 hours 1minute - 2hours Desired time Sleep operation will Timer playback Sleep operation automatically stop. starts. starts. SD-AS10 Finish time Timer playback will automatically stop.
  • Page 54: Operating The Connected Tv

    Operating the connected TV SD-AS10 You can operate Sharp TVs with the remote control. Change the remote control set- ting if operating other manufacturers' TV, or if you cannot operate a Sharp TV. " Watching TV Press the TV ON/STAND BY button to turn on the TV.
  • Page 55 1036 1021 SANSUI 1037 1025, 1044 SANYO 1021, 1033 1031, 1032, 1037 SCIMITSU 1007 1034 SCOTCH 1030 SD-AS10 TV manufacturer Setting number SCOTT 1007, 1030, 1031, 1032 SEARS 1012, 1014, 1015, 1021, 1022, 1027, 1030, 1031 SEMP 1022 SHOGUN 1007...
  • Page 56: Connecting Other Equipment

    Connecting other equipment SD-AS10 Turn off the other equipment before making this connection. ! An optical digital cable, audio digital cable and audio cable are not included. Purchase a commercially available cable. ! If using an audio cable, purchase one without resistance. If you use an audio cable with resistance, sound volume will decrease.
  • Page 57 ! Plug in each cable fully to prevent noise interference. ! When using the optical digital jack, remove the cap first. After us- ing the jack, replace the cap. Digital audio recorder, etc. Optical digital cable (commercially available) To optical digital audio input jack SD-AS10...
  • Page 58: Language Code List

    SD-AS10 " Using other subwoofer You can connect a subwoofer with an amplifier to the subwoofer pre output jack. Amplifier unit Audio cable (commercially available) Notes: ! No sound is heard from the speaker in which an amplifier is not built in.
  • Page 59: Error Indicators And Warnings

    2 3 4 0 A disc has not been loaded. NO DISC ! You are trying to perform an incorrect oper- ation. ! The operation is prohibited. ! The disc does not support the operation de- scribed in this operation manual. SD-AS10...
  • Page 60: Troubleshooting Chart

    Many potential problems can be resolved by the owner without calling a service tech- nician. If something is wrong with this product, check the following before calling your autho- rized SHARP dealer or service center. " General Symptom ! Is the unit unplugged? The power is not turned on.
  • Page 61 ! When you reset, all data is deleted and the settings return to the default. (DVD ini- P. 20 tial settings are retained.) ! If problem occurred, the power turns off and the timer set indicator will blinking. P. 12, 13 SD-AS10...
  • Page 62: Maintenance

    The appearance of optional accessories may differ from the illustrations above. Specifications As part of our policy of continuous improvement, SHARP reserves the right to make design and specification changes for product improvement without prior notice. The performance specification figures indicated are nominal values of production units.
  • Page 63 Height: 3-15/16" (100 mm) Depth: 3-1/8" (80 mm) Weight 3.7 lbs. (1.7 kg)/each " Subwoofer Type 6-1/4" (16 cm) Woofer Impedance 4 ohms Dimensions Width: 11-13/16" (300 mm) Height: 11-10/16" (295 mm) Depth: 14-3/16" (360 mm) Weight 6.4 lbs. (14.0 kg) SD-AS10...
  • Page 64: Consumer Limited Warranty

    In no event shall Sharp be liable, or in any way responsible, for any damages or defects in the Product which were caused by repairs or attempted repairs performed by anyone other than an authorized servicer. Nor shall Sharp be liable or in any way responsible for any incidental or consequential economic or property damage.

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