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Toshiba SD-44HKSE Owner's Manual

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    DVD HOME CINEMA SYSTEM OWNER’S MANUAL MODEL : SD-44HKSE Before connecting up, operating or repairing this product, please read this instruction booklet carefully and completely.

  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

    Safety Precautions CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN 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. This lightning flash with arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the product’s enclosure that may be of...

  • Page 3: Some Dos And Don'ts On The Safe Use Of Equipment

    Some Dos and Don’ts on the Safe Use of Equipment This equipment has been designed and manufactured to meet international safety standards but, like any electrical equipment, care must be taken if you are to obtain the best results and safety is to be assured. So, please read the points below for your own safety.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Introduction Safety Precautions ......2 Some Dos and Don’ts on the Safe Use of Equipment .

  • Page 5: Before Use

    Before Use Playable Discs DVD video discs (8 cm / 12 cm disc) Video CD (VCD) (8 cm / 12 cm disc) Audio CD (8 cm / 12 cm disc) In addition, this unit can play a DVD-RW, SVCD and CD-R or CD-RW that contains audio titles, MP3, WMA or JPEG files.

  • Page 6: Precautions

    Before Use (Continued) Precautions Handling the unit When shipping the unit The original shipping carton and packing materials may come in handy. For maximum protection, re-pack the unit as it was originally packed at the factory. When setting up the unit The picture and sound of a nearby TV, VCR, or radio may be disturbed during playback.

  • Page 7: Front Panel And Display Window

    Front Panel and Display Window DISPLAY Window OPEN/CLOSE DISC Tray Indicates current audio stream Indicates current surround mode Repeat playback mode indicators MUTE indicator D RPT ALL MUTE PL II PROG TITLE CHPTRK Indicates current title Programmed number playback active Indicates current Indicates current player function:...

  • Page 8: Remote Control Overview

    Remote Control Overview POWER NUMBER SOUND (p. 15) AUDIO (p. 22, 24) SETUP (p. 17) ARROW For use in highlighting a selection on a GUI menu screen, TITLE and MENU screen. MENU (p. 22) Use the MENU button to display the menu screen included on DVD video discs.

  • Page 9: Rear Panel

    Rear Panel POWER CORD SPEAKER Connectors OPTICAL IN Connector S-VIDEO OUT Connector MONITOR VIDEO OUT Connector COMPONENT VIDEO OUT Connectors Connect to a TV with Y Pb Pr Do not touch the inner pins of the jacks on the rear panel.

  • Page 10: Connections

    Connections TV Connections Make one of the following connections, depending on the capabilities of your existing equipment. When you connect the DVD/CD Receiver to other equipment, be sure to turn off the power and unplug all of the equipment from the wall outlet before making any connections.

  • Page 11: Optional Equipment Connections

    Connections (Continued) Optional Equipment Connections Connect a VCR to the AV1 connectors. Connect an additional VCR to the AV2 connectors. Connect an optical output of DVD Player (or Digital Audio Device etc) to the OPTICAL IN connector. Connect an coaxial output of DVD Player (or Digital Audio Device etc) to the COAXIAL DIGITAL IN connector. Additional VCR VIDEO AUDIO (L)

  • Page 12: Aerial Connections

    Connections Aerial Connections Connect the supplied FM/AM aerial for listening to the radio. Connect the AM Loop aerial to the AM aerial connector. Connect he FM Wire aerial to the FM aerial connector. AM Loop aerial (supplied) Notes To prevent noise pickup, keep the AM Loop aerial away from the DVD/CD Receiver and other components. Be sure to fully extend the FM wire aerial.

  • Page 13: Speaker System Connection

    Connections (Continued) Speaker System Connection Connect the speakers using the supplied speaker cords. To obtain the best possible surround sound, adjust the speaker parameters (volume, distance, etc.). Front speaker (Right) Rear speaker (Right surround) Notes Be sure to match the speaker cable to the appropriate terminal on the components: + to + and – to –. If the cables are reversed, the sound will be distorted and will lack base.

  • Page 14: Speaker Positioning

    Connections (Continued) Speaker Positioning In the case of normal positioning using the 6 speakers (2 front speakers, centre speaker, 2 rear speakers and sub- woofer). If you want to play the excellent bass sound, DTS digital surround or Dolby Digital surround, you should connect a subwoofer.

  • Page 15: Before Operation

    Before Operation Mini Glossary for Audio Stream & Surround mode Allows you to enjoy 5.1(or 6) discrete channels of high quality digital audio from DTS program sources such as discs, DVD and compact discs, etc.bearing the trademark. DTS Digital Surround delivers up to 6 channels of transparent audio(which means identical to the original masters) and results in excep- tional clarity throughout a true 360 degree sound field.

  • Page 16: General Explanation

    Before Operation (Continued) General Explanation This manual gives basic instructions for operating the DVD/CD Receiver. Some DVDs require specific opera- tion or allow only limited operation during playback. When this occurs, the symbol appears on the TV screen, indicating that the operation is not permitted by the DVD/CD Receiver or is not available on the disc.

  • Page 17: Initial Setup

    Before Operation (Continued) Initial Setup You can set your own Personal Preferences on the DVD/CD Receiver. General and Operation Press SETUP. The Setup menu appears. Disc Audio Original Disc Subtitle English French Disc Menu German Rating Spanish Area Code Italian TV Aspect Dutch Menu Language...

  • Page 18: Speaker Setup

    Before Operation (Continued) Speaker Setup 5.1 Speaker settings Select speaker settings, including volume balance and delay time, or test the speaker settings. Speaker settings are only active on the Analog Multi- Channel Output. (See “Speaker Setup”, page 27.) Disc Audio Disc Subtitle Disc Menu Rating...

  • Page 19: Parental Control

    Before Operation (Continued) Parental Control Rating Movies on DVDs may contain scenes not suitable for children. Therefore, discs may contain Parental Control information that applies to the complete disc or to certain scenes on the disc. These scenes are rated from 1 to 8, and alternatively, more suitable scenes are avail- able for selection on some discs.

  • Page 20: Operation With Dvd And Video Cd

    Operation with DVD and Video CD Playing a DVD and Video CD Playback Setup VCD2.0 Turn on the TV and select the video input source con- nected to the DVD/CD Receiver. Audio system: Turn on the audio system and select the input source connected to the DVD/CD Receiver.

  • Page 21: Still Picture And Frame-by-frame Playback

    Operation with DVD and Video CD (Continued) General Features (continued) Still Picture and Frame-by-frame playback VCD2.0 VCD1.1 1 Press PAUSE/STEP during playback. The DVD/CD Receiver will now go into PAUSE mode. 2 You can advance the picture frame-by-frame by press- ing PAUSE/STEP repeatedly on the remote control.

  • Page 22: 3d Surround

    Operation with DVD and Video CD (Continued) General Features (continued) 3D Surround VCD2.0 VCD1.1 This unit can produce a 3D Surround effect, which simulates multi-channel audio playback from two conventional stereo speakers, instead of the five or more speakers normally required to listen to multi- channel audio from a home theater system.

  • Page 23: Operation With Audio Cd And Mp3/wma Disc

    Operation with Audio and MP3/WMA Disc Playing an Audio CD and MP3/WMA Disc The DVD/CD Receiver can play MP3/WMA formatted recordings on CD-ROM, CD-R or CD-RW discs. Before playing MP3/WMA recordings, read the notes on MP3/WMA Recordings on right. Press CD/DVD to select DVD mode. Insert a disc and close the tray.

  • Page 24: Pause

    Operation with Audio and MP3/WMA Disc (Continued) Pause 1 Press PAUSE/STEP during playback. 2 To return to playback, press PLAY or press PAUSE/STEP again. Moving to another Track Press SKIP . or > briefly during playback to go to the next track or to return to the beginning of the current track.

  • Page 25: Operation With Jpeg Disc

    Operation with JPEG Disc Viewing a JPEG disc JPEG This DVD/CD Receiver can play discs with JPEG files. Before playing JPEG recordings, read the notes on JPEG Recordings on right. Press CD/DVD to select DVD mode. Insert a disc and close the tray. The MP3/WMA-JPEG choice menu appears on the TV screen.

  • Page 26: Programmed Playback

    Programmed Playback Programmed Playback with Audio CD and MP3/WMA Disc The Program function enables you to store your favourite tracks from any disc in the receiver memory. Program can contain 30 tracks. Press PROGRAM during playback or in the stop mode to enter the Program Edit mode.

  • Page 27: Speaker Setup

    Speaker Setup Adjust the following settings for the built-in 5.1 channel surround decoder. Disc Audio Disc Subtitle Disc Menu Rating Front L Area Code Volume Size TV Aspect Menu Language Distance Progressive Scan Test Return 5.1 Speaker Setup Others Select “5.1 Speaker Setup” using the 3 3 /4 4 buttons on the setup menu.

  • Page 28: Operation With Radio

    Operation with Radio Presetting the radio stations You can preset 50 stations for FM and AM (MW). Before tuning, make sure that you have turned down the vol- ume. Press FM/AM on the remote control until FM or AM (MW) appears in the display window. And then every time you press FM/AM, FM and AM (MW) changes alternately.

  • Page 29: Other Function

    Other Function Sleep Timer Setting You can set the DVD/CD Receiver to turn off automati- cally at a specified time. Press SLEEP to set the desired sleep time. The SLEEP indicator and sleep time appears in the dis- play window. Each time you press SLEEP the setting changes in the following order.

  • Page 30: Language Code List

    Language Code List Enter the appropriate code number for the initial settings “Disc Audio”, “Disc Subtitle” and/or “Disc Menu” (See page 17). Code Language Code 6566 Abkhazian 7074 6565 Afar 7073 6570 Afrikaans 7082 8381 Albanian 7089 6577 Ameharic 7176 6582 Arabic 7565...

  • Page 31: Area Code List

    Area Code List Enter the appropriate code number for the initial setting “Area Code” (See page 19). Code Area Code Area Andorra Eritrea United Arab Emirates Spain Afghanistan Ethiopia Antigua and Barbuda Finland Anguilla Fiji Albania Falkland Islands Armenia Micronesia Netherlands Antilles Faroe Islands Angola...

  • Page 32: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Check the following guide for the possible cause of a problem before contacting service. Symptom • The power cord is disconnected. No power. • No disc is inserted. The power is on, but the DVD/CD Receiver does not work. •...

  • Page 33

    Troubleshooting (Continued) Symptom • The antenna is positioned or connected Radio stations cannot poorly. be tuned in. • The signal strength of the stations is too weak (when tuning in with automatic tuning). • No stations have been preset or preset stations have been cleared (when tuning by scanning preset stations).

  • Page 34: Specification

    ❋ Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice. ❋ Exemptions ■ Toshiba is not liable for any damage caused by fires, natural disaster (such as thunder, earthquake, etc.), acts by third parties, accidents, owner’s misuse, or uses in other improper conditions. ■...

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