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DVD Player User's Guide
Model: DGE505N
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    15909540 COVER 7/25/02 8:09 AM Page 1 DVD Player User’s Guide Model: DGE505N We bring good things to life...

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    15909540 COVER 7/25/02 8:09 AM Page 2 WARNING To reduce risk of electrical shock, do not remove cover or back (no user RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK. serviceable parts inside). Refer servicing DO NOT OPEN. to qualified personnel. This symbol indicates “dangerous voltage”...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:10 AM Page 1 Table of Contents Chapter 1: Setup and Connections Things to consider before you connect ...2 Choose your connection ...3 Connection: DVD + TV + VCR...4 Connection: DVD + TV...5 Connection: DVD + TV + Audio Receiver...6 Install batteries in the remote control...8 Turn on the TV and the DVD player ...9 Chapter 2: The Remote Control ...10...

  • Page 4: Chapter 1: Setup And Connections

    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:10 AM Page 2 Chapter 1: Setup and Connections 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. •...

  • Page 5: Choose Your Connection

    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:10 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 Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only.

  • Page 6: Connection: Dvd + Tv + Vcr

    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:10 AM Page 4 Chapter 1: Setup and Connections Back of TV (example) S-VIDEO AUDIO VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO OUT DIGITAL AUDIO OUT COAXIAL OPTICAL S-VIDEO Back of DVD Player AUDIO VIDEO IN FROM ANTENNA Back of VCR (example) The back of your TV and VCR might look different than the ones pictured here.

  • Page 7: Connection: Dvd + Tv

    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 5 Back of TV (example) AUDIO VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO OUT DIGITAL AUDIO OUT COAXIAL OPTICAL S-VIDEO Back of DVD Player The back of your TV might look different than the one pictured here. Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Your unit might differ slightly. Chapter 1: Setup and Connections Connection: TV + DVD CABLE...

  • Page 8: Connection: Dvd + Tv + Audio Receiver

    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 6 Chapter 1: Setup and Connections Connection: DVD + TV + Audio Receiver Both Dolby Digital® and DTS® are audio formats used to record 5.1-channel audio signals onto the digital track of film (while the film is being made). Both of these formats provide up to six separate channels: left, right, center, left rear, right rear, and common subwoofer.

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    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 7 DVD Player + TV + Audio Receiver 1. Connect the Audio cables. A. Connect the left and right audio cables to your audio/video receiver and to the AUDIO OUT L (left – white) and R (right –...

  • Page 10: Install Batteries In The Remote Control

    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 8 Chapter 2: The Remote Control Install Batteries in the Remote 1. Remove the battery compartment cover on the back of the remote. 2. Insert new batteries. Match the polarities (+ and –) on the batteries with the diagram on the remote. 3.

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    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 9 ON•OFF Up arrow INFO GUIDE button SUBTITLE AUDIO ANGLE Right arrow GO BACK MENU button Left arrow OK button button MUTE CLEAR Down arrow ZOOM button AGAIN Use the the arrow buttons on the INPUT remote to move through on-screen PLAY...

  • Page 12: Chapter 2: The Remote Control

    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 10 Chapter 2: The Remote Control The Remote Control ON•OFF You can use this remote to operate the DVD player, and to access the features available. The remote is also INFO designed to operate most RCA, GE, and Proscan TVs — just press the TV button. The descriptions that follow, GUIDE SUBTITLE AUDIO...

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    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 11 The Remote Control (continued) ON•OFF MENU Accesses the disc’s menu (disc guide) if one is available. INFO SUBTITLE GUIDE MUTE No function when operating the DVD Player (DVD mode). In TV mode, lowers the volume to its AUDIO ANGLE minimum level.

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    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 12 Chapter 2: The Remote Control Find out if the remote can operate your TV ON•OFF This remote control operates most RCA, GE, and Proscan TVs. INFO SUBTITLE GUIDE 1. Press the TV button. AUDIO ANGLE 2.

  • Page 15: Chapter 3: Playing Discs

    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 13 Chapter 3: Playing Discs This DVD Player is capable of playing the following types of discs: DVDs, audio CDs, Video CDs, MP3 CDs. Before you put a disc in the player, make sure it is compatible. You can’t play the following types of discs:, Laserdiscs, CD-I, CD-ROM (computer-only discs), DVD-ROM, or discs recorded using other broadcast standards (i.e.

  • Page 16: To Load And Play Discs

    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 14 Chapter 3: Playing Discs To Load and Play a DVD Disc Turn on the TV and your DVD Player (press ON•OFF on the remote or press the STANDBY/ON button on the remote control). 1.

  • Page 17: Disc Exchange

    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 15 Disc Exchange Exchange allows you to change up to 4 discs while the fifth disc plays. To change 1 or 2 discs: 1. With a disc playing, press EXCHANGE on the front of the player. The disc drawer opens with two slots available for you to load or change discs. 2.

  • Page 18: Search Options

    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 16 Chapter 3: Playing Discs (DVDs) Search Options To search a disc, you can use the FORWARD button or the REVERSE button. You can also utilize the following search features: Picture Scan — There are 5 speeds. 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.

  • Page 19: Using The On-screen Info Display

    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 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).

  • Page 20: Time Display

    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 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.

  • Page 21: Selecting A Chapter

    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 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.

  • Page 22: Changing The Audio Language

    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 20 Changing the Audio Language If the disc was created with different language tracks (recorded in different languages), you can change the language while you’re playing the disc. 1. While a disc is playing, press INFO (the info display appears). 2.

  • Page 23: Using The Repeat Feature

    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 21 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 •...

  • Page 24: Using The Power-on Bookmark Feature

    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 22 Using the Bookmark Feature 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. There are 6 bookmarks available.

  • Page 25: Changing The Camera Angle

    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 23 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.

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    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 24 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.

  • Page 27: Using The Play Mode Feature

    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 25 Using the Play Mode Feature When playing an Audio CD, the various Play Modes are available from the Info Display. The Play Mode feature lets you set up the order in which you want the tracks on the CD to play. There are three Play Modes: Standard The tracks play in the same order as listed on the CD (starting with track 1).

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    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 26 Chapter 3: Playing Discs (Audio CDs) Using the Repeat Feature By default Repeat feature is Off. There are three Repeat options: • Disc – repeats the title that is playing • Track – repeats the chapter that is playing •...

  • Page 29: Introscan

    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 27 IntroScan Use the IntroScan feature to preview the first few seconds of each track on the CD. 1. While the CD is playing, press INFO (the Info Display appears). 2. Use the arrow buttons to highlight the IntroScan icon. 3.

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    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 28 Chapter 3: Playing Discs (Video CDs) Video CDs (VCDs) Video CDs contain audio and video content just like DVD discs, but they are created in a different format and don’t hold as much information as DVD discs. The picture quality on a VCD isn’t as high as the picture quality on a DVD disc.

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    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 29 Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Your unit might differ slightly. Chapter 3: Playing Discs (MP3 CDs) 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.

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    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 30 File list that shows the contents of the disc. To see thumbnails of the JPEG files, press STOP during the slide show. Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Your unit might differ slightly. Chapter 3: Playing Discs (JPEG files) Viewing JPEG files This DVD Player can play discs with JPEG files.

  • Page 33: The Dvd Player Menu System

    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 31 Chapter 4: DVD 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 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.

  • Page 34: The Playmode Menu

    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 32 Chapter 4: DVD Menu System Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Your unit might differ slightly. Play Mode Discs are formatted to play chapters (or tracks on audio CDs) in a certain (standard) order.

  • Page 35: Program Play

    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 33 Program Play When you select Program Play, you’re telling the DVD player to play the disc in the order you entered the chapters (or tracks on a CD) in the customized playlist screen. The custom playlist screen is within the Program Play menu. 1.

  • Page 36: The Lock Menu

    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 34 Chapter 4: DVD Menu System 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: Changing Your Password

    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 35 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). 3.

  • Page 38: Setting Ratings Limits

    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 36 Chapter 4: DVD Menu System Setting Ratings Limits The Rating Limits feature lets you determine what types of discs can be played in the player, and what types of discs will require a password to override the rating limit that you’ve set.

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    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 37 Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Your unit might differ slightly. Chapter 4: DVD Menu System Unrated Titles Some discs contain titles that don’t have a rating assigned to them. Sometimes, movies you might find the most explicit are unrated.

  • Page 40: The Display Menu

    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 38 Chapter 4: DVD Menu System 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. This is an example of 4 x 3.

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    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 39 Chapter 4: DVD Menu System 4 x 3 Letterbox – Choose this setting if you want to see movies in their original aspect ratio (height-to-width ratio). You’ll see the entire frame of the movie, but it will take up a smaller portion of the screen vertically.

  • Page 42: Front Display

    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 40 Chapter 4: DVD Menu System Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Your unit might differ slightly. Front Display This feature lets you choose how the display on the front of your DVD Player appears. 1.

  • Page 43: The Sound Menu

    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 41 Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Your unit might differ slightly. 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.

  • Page 44: Digital Output

    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 42 Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Your unit might differ slightly. Chapter 4: DVD Menu System Digital Output If you connected your DVD player to a compatible Dolby Digital receiver via the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jack on the back of the player, you’ll need to turn on the Digital Output feature via this menu.

  • Page 45: The Languages Menu

    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 43 Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Your unit might differ slightly. 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.

  • Page 46: Audio Language

    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 44 Audio Language 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.

  • Page 47: Chapter 5: Additional Information

    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 45 Troubleshooting Player won’t work • Unplug the AC power cord and plugging 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. Disc won’t play •...

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    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 46 Chapter 5: Additional Information Remote control won’t work • 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.

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    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 47 A screen saver appears on the TV • Your player is equipped with a screen saver that appears on the TV after your player has been idle for several minutes. To make it disappear, press STOP or GO BACK on the remote.

  • Page 50: Maintenance Of Cabinet

    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 48 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. •...

  • Page 51: The Back Of The Dvd Player

    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 49 AUDIO OUT The 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.

  • Page 52: The Front Of The Dvd Player

    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 50 Chapter 5: Additional Information Disc tray The Front of the DVD Player STANDBY/ON – Turns the player on and off. The ON•OFF indicator lights when the player is on. Disc tray – Press OPEN•CLOSE to open and close the disc tray. OPEN/CLOSE –...

  • Page 53: Limited Warranty

    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 51 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. •...

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    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 52 Chapter 5: Additional Information Limited Warranty (continued) 4. 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.

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    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 53 Limited Warranty (continued) Product Registration: • Please complete and mail the Product Registration Card packed with your DVD product. 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 56: How To Find The Tv's Video Input Channel

    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 54 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.

  • Page 57: Accessories

    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 55 Chapter 5: Additional Information 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.

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    15909540 FINAL 7/25/02 8:11 AM Page 57 visit 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. 10330 North Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46290 ©2000 Thomson multimedia Inc.

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