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Philips HTS8150/12 Quick Start Manual

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  • Page 1 Register your product and get support at DVD Home Theatre System Home Cinéma DVD Cine en casa con DVD DVD Home Entertainment-System DVD home theatre HTS8140 HTS8150...
  • Page 2: How To Connect Plug

    See Copyright Act 1956 and The Performer’s Protection Acts 1958 to 1972. Italia DICHIARAZIONE DI CONFORMITA’ Si dichiara che l’apparecchio HTS8140, HTS8150, Philips risponde alle prescrizioni dell’art. 2 comma 1 del D.M. 28 Agosto 1995 n. 548. Fatto a Eindhoven Philips Consumer Electronics...
  • Page 3 Advarsel: Usynlig laserstråling ved åbning når sikkerhedsafbrydere er ude af funktion. Undgå utsættelse for stråling. Bemærk: Netafbryderen er sekundært indkoblet og ofbryder ikke strømmen fra nettet. Den indbyggede netdel er derfor tilsluttet til lysnettet så længe netstikket sidder i stikkontakten. Klass 1 laseraparat Varning! Om apparaten används på...
  • Page 4 Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby, Pro Logic and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Manufactured under license under U.S. Patent #’s: 5,451,942; 5,956,674; 5,974,380; 5,978,762; 6,487,535 & other U.S. and worldwide patents issued & pending. DTS and DTS Digital Surround are registered trademarks and the DTS logos and Symbol are trademarks of DTS, Inc.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents 1 Important Safety and important notice 2 Your product Features highlight Product overview 3 Connect Place the unit Connect video cables Connect subwoofer Connect audio cables/other devices Mount the DVD Home Theatre unit 4 Get started Prepare the remote control Find the correct viewing channel Start Ambisound setup Turn on Progressive Scan...
  • Page 6: Important

    1 Important Safety and important notice Warning! Risk of fi re or electric shock! • Ensure that air can circulate freely through the ventilation holes on this unit. Allow at least 5~10 cm clearance around the unit. • Never expose this unit to direct sunlight, naked fl...
  • Page 7: Your Product

    2 Your product Congratulations on your purchase, and welcome to Philips! To fully benefi t from the support that Philips offers, register your product at The all-in-one SoundBar DVD Home Theatre is designed to complement your home perfectly. Enjoy the SoundBar DVD Home Theatre with...
  • Page 8: Product Overview

    Product overview Remote control • Turn on this unit or turn off to standby mode. • Press and hold to turn off this unit and all the HDMI CEC compliant TV/ devices (for EasyLink control only). Z (Open/Close) • Open or close the disc compartment. Source buttons •...
  • Page 9 TREBLE / BASS • Switch to treble or bass mode. Then press VOL +- to set its level setting. AUDIO SYNC • Select an audio language/channel. • Press and hold to access audio sync setting. Then press VOL +- to set the audio delay time.
  • Page 10: Main Unit

    Main unit MP3 LINK Note • Control buttons on this DVD Home Theatre unit (SoundBar) are operated through touch screen display. The control displays will be dimly lit after one seconds of inactivity. • Turn on this unit or turn off to standby mode.
  • Page 11: Connect

    Place the subwoofer at the corner of the room or at least one metre away from the Note • You may purchase a separate table top stand that can support both your Philips Plasma/LCD TV and this DVD Home Theatre unit from the nearest Philips retailers.
  • Page 12: Connect Video Cables

    Connect video cables This section describes how to connect this DVD Home Theatre unit to your TV so to enable viewing of disc play. Select the best video connection that your TV can support. • Option 1: Connect to HDMI socket (for a HDMI, DVI or HDCP-compliant TV).
  • Page 13 Option 1: Connect to HDMI socket HDMI Connect a HDMI cable (supplied) from the HDMI OUT on this unit to the HDMI IN socket on your TV. Note • The HDMI connector is only compatible with HDMI compliant TVs and DVI-TVs. Tips •...
  • Page 14: Connect Subwoofer

    Option 3: Connect to component video socket COMPONENT VIDEO OUT Note • Scart connection is required for fi rst time setting in order to change the video output setting for this unit from RGB to YUV. See chapter ‘Adjust settings’ - [ Video Setup ] >...
  • Page 15: Connect Audio Cables/Other Devices

    Connect audio cables/other devices This section describes how you can route the sound from other devices to this DVD Home Theatre unit in order to enjoy sound output or audio play with multi-channel surround capabilities. Connect audio from TV (also used for EasyLink control) TV AUDIO IN (TV 2) TV AUDIO IN...
  • Page 16 Connect to digital/optical socket COAXIAL DIGITAL IN OPTICAL IN OPTICAL OUT Connect a coaxial cable (not supplied) from the DIGITAL IN-COAXIAL socket on the subwoofer to the COAXIAL/ DIGITAL OUT socket on the device. Note • To listen to the audio output from this connection, press AUX/DI /MP3 LINK repeatedly until ‘DIGITAL INPUT’...
  • Page 17: Mount The Dvd Home Theatre Unit

    Connect iPod docking station DOCK Connect the iPod docking station to DOCK socket on this unit. To view videos/photos from iPod, connect the composite video cable (supplied) from this docking station to your TV and switch to the corresponding channel on your TV. Note •...
  • Page 18 Tips • To mount this DVD Home Theatre unit below your TV, leave at least 10cm (4 inches) of space between the TV and the bracket. Secure the bracket onto the wall with the screws (not supplied). Hook the DVD Home Theatre unit fi rmly onto the mounted bracket.
  • Page 19: Get Started

    4 Get started Prepare the remote control Push to open the battery compartment cover. Insert two batteries type R03 or AAA. Match the indications (+-) inside the battery compartment. Close the cover. Note • If you are not going to use the remote control for a long time, remove the batteries.
  • Page 20: Find The Correct Viewing Channel

    Find the correct viewing channel Note • Before you start, remove the door stop tag on top of the disc compartment door. Press 2 to turn on the DVD Home Theatre unit. Press DISC to switch to disc mode Turn on the TV and switch it to the correct video-in channel.
  • Page 21 Press B to continue. [ Room Acoustics ] menu is displayed. Room Acoustics Please select the type of walls that surround your room: Hard (Concrete, wood) Soft (Curtains, open space) Back Change Select the condition of the room, then press B. [ Room Placement ] menu is displayed.
  • Page 22: Turn On Progressive Scan

    Turn on Progressive Scan If you connect this unit to TV with the component video connection (see chapter ‘Connect video cables - Option 3: Connect to component video jack’ for details), you can turn on the progressive scan output if your TV supports progressive scan.
  • Page 23: Activate Easylink Control

    • To enable one touch play function, a video disc must be placed in the disc compartment before operation. • Philips does not guarantee 100% interoperability with all HDMI CEC compliant devices. Map the audio inputs to the connected devices Note •...
  • Page 24: Select A Play Source

    Select [ OK ] in the menu, then press OK to start scanning of devices. Once complete, audio input mapping menu is displayed. Audio Input Mapping AUX1 Input AUX2 Input Other (non-HDMI) AUX3 Input Digital Input • For example, if your TV audio is connected to the AUX IN-AUX 1 sockets on this unit, select [ AUX1 Input ] and map with the TV (brand...
  • Page 25: Play

    5 Play Play from disc Playable discs DVD Video • Region 2 (Europe) • Region 5 (Russia) DVD±RW (DVD Rewritable) DVD±R (DVD Recordable) DVD+R DL (DVD+R Double Layer) CD-RW (CD-Rewritable) ReWritable CD-R (CD-Recordable) Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio) Video CD •...
  • Page 26: Play Video

    Play video Note • For video disc, playback always resumes from the point where it was last stopped. To start playback from the beginning, press í while the message is displayed. Control a title Play a title. Use the remote control to control the title. Button Action Pause/ resume play.
  • Page 27: Sync Audio Output With Video Play

    Access DVD menu Press DISC to access disc main menu. Select a play option, then press OK. • In some menus, press number buttons to input your selection. • To return to the title menu during playback, press TITLE. Access VCD menu The PBC (Playback Control) for VCD is turned on by default in the factory.
  • Page 28 Quick skip play to a specifi c time During playback, press INFO. The disc status menu is displayed. Select the current elapsed playing time in the menu, then press OK. • [ TT Time ] (title time) • [ CH Time ] (chapter time) •...
  • Page 29: Play Music

    Play music Note • For some commercial audio disc, playback may resume from the point where it was last stopped. To start playback from fi rst track, press í. Control a track Play a track. Use the remote control to control the track.
  • Page 30: Play Photo

    Play photo Play photos as slideshow This unit can play JPEG photos (fi les with .jpeg or .jpg extensions). Insert a disc or USB that contains the JPEG photos. Press DISC or USB. For a Kodak disc, the slideshow begins automatically.
  • Page 31: Play From Usb Device

    Play musical slideshow Play MP3/WMA music fi les and JPEG photo fi les simultaneously to create musical slideshow. The MP3/WMA and JPEG fi les must be stored on the same disc or USB device. Play MP3/WMA music. Navigate to the photo folder/album and press u to start slideshow play.
  • Page 32: Play From Portable Media Player

    5th gen iPod with colour display Note • Refer to Philips website for latest updates on supported iPod range. Prepare the docking station If your iPod cannot be fi t into the docking station, adjust the ‘support’ as below.
  • Page 33 Turn the knob B at the bottom of the docking station anti-clockwise to loosen the adjustable ‘support’. Adjust the ‘support’ A until it can fi t your iPod. Turn the knob clockwise to tighten it. Control iPod music Connect the docking station to the DOCK socket on this unit.
  • Page 34: Play From Radio

    Play from radio Check if the FM antenna has been connected to the subwoofer. If not, connect the supplied FM antenna to the FM 75Ω socket and fi x its ends to the wall. Tips • For better FM stereo reception, connect an external FM antenna (not supplied).
  • Page 35 Reinstall all the radio stations Press RADIO. Press and hold PROGRAM until ‘STARTING INSTALL’ is displayed. All previously stored radio stations will be replaced. Note • If no stereo signal is detected or less than 5 stations are detected during radio installation, ‘CHECK ANTENNA’...
  • Page 36: Adjust Sound

    6 Adjust sound Control the volume Press VOL +- to increase or decrease the volume level. To mute the volume, press H. • To restore the volume, press H again • or press the volume button. Adjust Bass/Treble Press BASS / TREBLE. Press VOL +-repeatedly to set the level for low (BASS) or high (TREBLE) tone.
  • Page 37: Select A Preset Sound Effect

    Select a preset sound effect Press SOUND repeatedly to select a sound effect that most suits the video or music you play. Video / Descriptions Music / ACTION / Enhanced low and high ROCK / range for great sounding movie effects and atmosphere.
  • Page 38: Adjust Settings

    7 Adjust settings This section describes the various setting options of this unit. Symbol Options [ General Setup ] [ Audio Setup ] [ Video Setup ] [ Preference Setup ] General setup Press OPTIONS. [ General Setup ] menu is displayed. Press B.
  • Page 39 TV/devices before you can enjoy the EasyLink controls. See your TVs/devices manual for details. • Philips does not guarantee 100% interoperability with all HDMI CEC compliant devices. [ Disc Lock ] Set play restriction for a specifi c discs.
  • Page 40: Audio Setup

    [ DivX(R) VOD Code ] Display the DivX® registration code. Tips • Enter this unit’s DivX registration code when you rent or purchase video from The DivX videos rented or purchased through the DivX® VOD (Video On Demand) service can be played only on the device to which it is registered.
  • Page 41 [ Ambisound Setup ] Change the Ambisound setup. Options Descriptions [ Setup Select this if you want to Guide ] go through the complete Ambisound settings. [ Room Select the type of walls Acoustics ] that surround your room. [ Room Select this unit placement Placement ] in the room.
  • Page 42: Video Setup

    Video setup Press OPTIONS. [ General Setup ] menu is displayed. [ Video Setup ], then Press V to select press B. Select an option, then press OK. Video Setup TV Type TV Display Picture Settings Advanced Picture Closed Caption Progressive Component Video •...
  • Page 43 [ Advanced Picture ] This is an advanced setting to optimise the video output. This option is only applicable for video connection through HDMI or Component Video with Progressive Scan output. • [ DCDi ] – Turn on or off Directional Correlation Deinterlacing feature.
  • Page 44: Preference Setup

    [ Closed Caption ] Turn on or off display captions. • [ On ] – show the sound effects in subtitle. Only applicable to disc with Closed Caption information included and your TV supports this feature. • [ Off ] – disable closed caption. [ Progressive ] If your TV can support progressive signals, you can activate the progressive scan...
  • Page 45 [ Audio ] Select the default audio language for DVDs. [ Subtitle ] Select the default subtitle language for DVDs. [ Disc Menu ] Select the menu language for DVDs. Note • If the language you have set is not available on the disc, the disc uses its own default language.
  • Page 46 • This information is required when you want to fi nd out if a newest software version is available at the Philips website that you may download and install on this unit. [ Default ] Reset all the settings of this unit to factory...
  • Page 47: Additional Information

    8 Additional information Update software Philips provides software updates to ensure that this unit is compatible with the newest formats. To check the updates, compare the current software version of this unit with the latest software version available at the Philips website.
  • Page 48: Specifi Cations

    Specifi cations Note • Specifi cation and design are subject to change without notice. Accessories supplied • Quick Start Guide • Remote control and batteries • Scart cable • Composite video cable • HDMI cable • 3.5mm stereo audio cable •...
  • Page 49: Troubleshooting

    If you encounter problems when using this unit, check the following points before requesting service. If the problem remains unsolved, register your product and get support at • Disconnect this unit from the power outlet for a few minutes, then connect again.
  • Page 50 Sound No sound. No sound on HDMI connection. No sound from TV programmes. Play DivX video fi les cannot be played. The aspect ratio of the screen is not aligned with the TV display setting. DivX subtitle are not displayed correctly. The contents of the USB fl...
  • Page 51 The video (movies, photos, video clips, etc) contents of the iPod does not display in Extended Control mode. • Video browsing is not supported in Extended Control mode, you can only browse the video contents on the iPod itself.
  • Page 52: Glossary

    10 Glossary Aspect ratio Aspect ratio refers to the length to height ratio of TV screens. The ratio of a standard TV is 4:3, while the ratio of a high-defi nition or wide TV is 16:9. The letter box allows you to enjoy a picture with a wider perspective on a standard 4:3 screen.

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