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Kenwood HM-DV7 Instruction Manual

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B60-5069-00 00 CS (T, M, X) AP 0105


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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

  • Page 2: Before Applying Power

    Before applying power Caution : Read this page carefully to ensure safe operation. Units are designed for operation as follows. Europe and U.K..AC 230 V only For the United Kingdom Factory fitted moulded mains plug 1. The mains plug contains a fuse. For replacement, use only a 13-Amp ASTA-approved (BS1362) fuse.
  • Page 3: Special Features

    Special features Versatile DVD VIDEO Functions Multi-audio function: With DVD discs marked with the by selecting it from up to 8 languages. (The number of available languages is variable depending on the discs.) Multi-subtitle function: With DVD discs marked with the from up to 32 languages.
  • Page 4 If any accessories are missing, or if the unit is damaged or fails to operate, notify your dealer immediately. If the unit was shipped to you directly, notify your shipper immediately. Kenwood recommends that you retain the original carton and packing materials in case you need to move or ship the unit in the future.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents Caution : Read the pages marked Preparation section Before applying power ... 2 Safety precautions ... 2 Special features ... 3 System connection ... 6 Connection of the System Accessories ... 6 Channel space setting ... 9 Connection of Other Accessories (Commercially Available Parts) ...
  • Page 6: System Connection

    System connection Malfunction of microcomputer If operation is not possible or erroneous display appears even though all connections have been made properly, reset the microcomputer referring to "In case of difficulty". ˆ Connection of the System Accessories Connect the antenna as shown in the figure. Do not plug the power cord into a wall AC outlet until the connection has been completed.
  • Page 7 Connection of speakers Assembling the satellite speaker The satellite speaker comes without the stand attached to it. It is required to attach a stand to the satellite speaker before connecting it to the main unit. However, if required, the satellite speaker can be installed without a stand.
  • Page 8 ÷ Never short-circuit the "+" and "-" speaker cords. The protection circuit will operate and no sound will be put out. ÷ The "+" and "-" polarity are inverted, the sound will be unnatural with unclear localization of musical instruments. Do not carry the subwoofer by inserting your hand in the hole on the front.
  • Page 9: Channel Space Setting

    Replacing the feet with the provided feet The feet of the provided speaker can be replaced as required. Remove the four feet on the front and rear part of the bottom panel using a screwdriver. Attach the feet to the specified positions on the side panel.
  • Page 10: Connection Of Other Accessories

    Connection of Other Accessories When connections are to be made, make sure that the power plug is not plugged into a wall AC outlet. Connect the equipment as shown in the figures. To Connect a TV Set initial setup "TV Aspect" according to the aspect ratio (4:3 or 16:9) of your TV. ° If the TV has an S Video input connector, connect the VIDEO OUT S-VIDEO connector of the player to it using the provided S Video cord.
  • Page 11 Connection of external source component Analog signal connection The AUDIO CD-R IN/CD-R OUT (AUDIO AUX IN) input jacks on the rear panel can be used to connect a cas- sette deck, etc. CD - R CD - R S-VIDEO AUDIO Digital signal connection The recommended setup for "Digital Audio"...
  • Page 12: Controls And Indicators

    Controls and indicators Main unit STANDBY /TIMER PHONES Press to set the unit to ON or STANDBY. STANDBY/TIMER indicator When power is ON : Goes off. When power is OFF (standby) : Lights in red During timer standby : Lights in amber. Display Remote sensor (remote) VOLUME/MULTI CONTROL knob...
  • Page 13 STOP7/TUNING MODE key When power is OFF (standby): Press to display the time of the day for 5 seconds. During DVD (VCD, MP3, CD) playback : Press to stop playback. During tuner reception: Press to switch the tuning mode of the tuner. AUX key Press when playing or recording the input source connected to the AUDIO CD-R IN (AUDIO AUX IN)
  • Page 14: Operation Of Remote Control Unit

  • Page 15 VIRTUAL SURROUND key Press to switch Virtual Surround on and off. MUTE key Press to mute sound temporarily. POWER ( ) key TIME key When "DVD/CD" input is selected: Press to switch the time information displayed during DVD (VCD, CD) playback. DISPLAY key Press to switch the display mode of the display panel.
  • Page 16: Display

    Display RANDOM O.T.T. Play(3)/Pause(8) indicator MP3 indicator ... Folder ... File MUTE indicator P.B.C. indicator Playback/Clock display/Tuning indicators (Play time, Clock display, Frequency display, etc.) Switching the Display Brightness Press the MODE key. Turn the VOLUME/MULTI CONTROL knob to select "DIMMER", then press the SET/DEMO key.
  • Page 17: Clock Adjustment

    Clock adjustment This unit incorporates a clock function. Be sure to adjust the correct time before using the timer function. If there is a power failure or the power cord is unplugged then plugged in again while the power set to off (STANDBY mode) after a timer is activated, the STANDBY/TIMER indicator blinks in amber.
  • Page 18: Video Formats

    Video Formats DVD VCD The TV picture display and disc signal systems can be divided roughly into two TV formats (NTSC and PAL). They are variable depending on countries and areas. This unit reproduces NTSC discs in NTSC format and PAL discs in PAL format. If the video formats of the disc and TV do not match, the disc cannot be reproduced correctly.
  • Page 19: Playable Disc

    Playable Disc Operation restriction according to the disc or player status Operations of some DVDs and VCDs are restricted by the intention of the software producers. Opera- tions may also be restricted due to the status of the player. As this player plays discs in accordance with the intentions of software producers, some functions may not work as intended by the user.
  • Page 20 Region Codes of This Player A region code defined for each country or area is assigned for each DVD VIDEO player, so it cannot play a DVD VIDEO disc if its region code do not match that of this unit. Also, a disc which does not contain any region code may sometimes be unable to be played on the player.
  • Page 21 Configuration of Discs DVD VCD DVD VIDEO disc configuration Title 1 Chapter 1 The title is the largest unit composing the music and/or pictures in an DVD VIDEO disc. Each title is composed of multiple chapters. MP3 disc configuration Folder 1 File 1 The folder is the storage unit at the highest level in the disc.
  • Page 22: Basic Use Method

    Basic use method POINT SOURCE AUDIO function Tone adjustment Bass and treble compensation Muting the sound temporarily Example: To select the DVD/CD input DVD/CD 6 VOLUME/ MULTI CONTROL The volume The volume decreases increases Switching the power ON (OFF) Bass and treble compensation STANDBY /TIMER...
  • Page 23 Muting the sound temporarily Remote control unit only MUTE ÷ Press again to resume the original volume. ÷ This is also cancelled when the volume is changed. Tone adjustment Remote control unit only The responses of the lowest frequencies (BASS) and highest frequencies (TREBLE) can be ad- justed as desired.After this adjustment, the N.B.
  • Page 24: Playback

    Playback The following procedure shows how to play a disc, such as a CD, VCD or DVD, from the beginning. When playing a VCD with P.B.C. (Play-Back Control) capability, please read "Menu playback of P.B.C.-com- patible VCD". fi For details on the MP3 discs containing MP3 files, see "MP3 that can be played back with this equip- fl...
  • Page 25 FOLDER - SEARCH - FILE TOP MENU MENU/P.B.C. ENTER Start playback / Still picture display and playback pause DVD/CD ÷ The TV screen shows "Pause" or "Still". ÷ When the "IPB Display" is set to On, the TV screen shows "Still (I)", "Still (P)" or "Still (B)" with every °...
  • Page 26 Slow playback and reverse slow playback Press the 1 key or ¡ key in still mode to select one of 5 available speeds. Remote control unit only Reverse slow playback TUNING DOWN Forward search and reverse search Press once during playback to initiate forward or reverse search at a low speed.
  • Page 27 Playing discs by selecting the title, chapter, track, folder or file Remote control unit only Select the desired track No. + 100 + 10 Virtual Surround function When playing a DVD VIDEO recorded with Dolby Digital Surround audio sound can be reproduced even when you use only two speakers. Remote control unit only Start playback.
  • Page 28: Basic Osd Operation

    Basic OSD Operation Various operations can be performed by selecting the OSD icons on the TV screen using the cursor key (2 3 5 ∞) on the remote. The OSD cannot be displayed when DVD VIDEO, VCD is played by menu playback. It may also be unavailable with certain discs.
  • Page 29: Icons On The Tv Screen

    Icons on the TV screen Information related to the disc (title, chapter, time, voice language, subtitle language, angle, etc.) or the player can be displayed and changed as required. The icons displayed on the TV screen are as shown be- low.
  • Page 30 Time display for DVD/CD player Use the following procedure to switch the type of information shown by the time display shown in the OSD or player display. Time search is also available for specifying the position to start playback by in- putting the time information.
  • Page 31: Receiving Broadcast Station

    Receiving broadcast station One-by-one presetting (3) One-by-one presetting (2,4) Tuning a non-preset radio station ‹ Tuning a non-preset radio station (1) TUNER/ BAND ¢ P. C A L L ‹ ‹ STANDBY /TIMER SOUND MODE SET/DEMO ‹ 1. Select the tuner input. Each press of the TUNER/BAND key switches the band as follows.
  • Page 32: Collective Presetting Of Stations

    Collective presetting of stations "AUTO MEMORY" ... Europe and U.K. "AUTO PERSET" ... Australia and other countries Main unit only Receive a broadcast. TUNER/ BAND Press of the MODE key. MODE Turn the VOLUME/MULTI CONTROL knob to select "AUTO MEMORY" or "AUTO PERSET", then press the SET/DEMO key.
  • Page 33: Tuning A Non-Preset Radio Station

    Tuning a non-preset radio station Select the tuning mode according to the radio wave receiving condition. When the receiving condition is good: AUTO mode When it is poor due to weak radio waves: MANUAL mode 1 Select the AUTO or MANUAL mode. STOP AUTO/MONO 2 Tune a station.
  • Page 34: Menu Playback

    Menu playback Menu playback of DVD When a DVD containing the recording of the top menu or menu is played, the top menu or menu is dis- played. These menus allow you to select the position you want to play easily based on an interactive method. The following operation procedure is the basic procedure.
  • Page 35: Menu Playback Of P.b.c.-Compatible Vcd

    Menu playback of P.B.C.-compatible VCD When a P.B.C. (PlayBack Control) capable VCD is played with P.B.C. on, the menu is displayed. Perform operation according to the procedure indicated by the menu. (For details on the operation method and control keys, refer to the manual provided with the played software.) Main control keys used in VCD playback, and examples of indications Indication on software jacket...
  • Page 36: Mp3 That Can Be Played Back With This Equipment

    MP3 that can be played back with this equipment This unit is capable of playing back the music files recorded in the MP3 audio compression format on CD-R/RW discs. This unit may also be incapable of playing certain CD-R/RW discs depending on their properties, recording conditions, etc.
  • Page 37: Searching A Desired Folder/File By Its Title

    Searching a desired folder/file by its title MP3 files can be searched based on the title of the file or the folder containing the file. Select the “DVD/CD” input ¢ Press the TOP MENU/FOLDER SEARCH key. FOLDER - SEARCH - FILE TOP MENU MENU/P.B.C.
  • Page 38: Changing The Initial Setup (Dvd)

    Changing the initial setup "MAIN" Setting The setups according to the connected TV, viewing restriction, OSD position, on-screen messages and IPB display can be set. When "MAIN" is selected in "SET UP MENU" : "Rating" Setting Sets the viewing restriction of DVD VIDEO. (This functions only with DVD VIDEO discs compatible with viewing restriction.) "TV Aspect"...
  • Page 39 Change the content of the selected item. Press either cursor key (5 ∞) to change the setting, then press the ENTER key. Function items "Rating" "8 No Limit" : Select to enable playback of any DVD discs whether their targets are adults, general public or children.
  • Page 40 Function items "On Screen Message" "On" : Select to display on-screen messages. "Off" : Select to not to display on-screen messages. "IPB Display" "On" : Select to view the IPB display. "Off" : Select to not to view the IPB display. If the power is turned off while the setup screen remains displayed after setting changes, the changes will be invalid.
  • Page 41: Sound" Setting

    "SOUND" Setting "SOUND" is to be selected when you want to set the audio output method when system components are connected using the digital audio output connector of the player. Also select "SOUND" to set audio output during DVD or VCD search and dynamic range control function. When "SOUND"...
  • Page 42 Change the content of the selected item. Press either cursor key (5 ∞) to change the setting, then press the ENTER key. Function items "Digital Audio PCM "On" : Select to down-convert the signal to 44.1 kHz/16-bit PCM signal. Select Down Conversion"...
  • Page 43 Function items "Audio During "On" : Select to output audio during search. Search" "Off" : Select to mute audio during search. "Dynamic Range "Wide" : Select to reproduced the audio at the level recorded in the disc. Control" "Normal" : Select to reduce the difference between the maximum and minimum volume levels.
  • Page 44: Visual"Setting

    "VISUAL"Setting Select "VISUAL" when you want to change the language used to display the menu screens, language use in menus on the disc, audio language, subtitle language, etc. (If the selected language is not used in a spe- cific disc, the language specified as the priority language for the disc will be used.) Also select "VISUAL" to set the still mode and video format conversion system.
  • Page 45 Change the content of the selected item. Press either cursor key (5 ∞) to change the setting, then press the ENTER key. ENTER Function items "Player Menu "English" : Select to display menus in English. Language" "French" : Select to display menus in French. "Spanish"...
  • Page 46 Function items "Subtitle Language" "Auto" : The subtitle language is selected automatically according to the "Audio (The languages displayed with this setting item are variable depending on coun- try and area.) "English" : Select to display menus in English. "French" : Select to display menus in French. "Spanish"...
  • Page 47 Disc Language Code Table Cord No. Language 6565 Afar 6566 Abkhazian 6570 Afrikaans 6577 Amharic 6582 Arabic 6583 Assamese 6588 Aymara 6590 Azerbaijani 6665 Bashkir 6669 Byelorussian 6671 Bulgarian 6672 Bihari 6678 Bengali; Bangla 6679 Tibetan 6682 Breton 6765 Catalan 6779 Corsican 6783...
  • Page 48: Radio Data System)

    R.D.S. (Radio Data System) RDS is a system that transmits useful information (in the form of digital data) for FM broadcasts along with the broadcast signal. Tuners and receivers designed for RDS reception can extract the information from the broadcast signal for use with various functions, such as automatic display of the station name.
  • Page 49: Searching For A Desired Program Type (Pty Search)

    Searching for a desired program type By specifying the type of program (genre) you want to listen to, the tuner automatically searches for a station which is currently broadcasting a program of the speci- fied type. Under certain receiving conditions, it may take more than 1 minute to complete the search.
  • Page 50 Start the search. Press the PGM/PTY key. PGM/PTY To change to a different program type : Repeat steps 1, 2, 3. ÷ No sound is heard while "ROCK M" is blinking. ÷ If the desired program type cannot be found, "NO PROGRAM"...
  • Page 51 R.D.S. (Radio Data System)
  • Page 52: Various Playback Features

    Various playback features Listening to the desired sequence Desired tracks in a disc can be programmed in the desired order and played back. (Program playback is not available with DVD VIDEO.) Select the "DVD/CD" input. ¢ Check that the unit is in the stop mode. If is in play mode Press the STOP 7/AUTO/MONO key.
  • Page 53 To add a track to an existing program Select the track number to be added with the numeric keys. Press in stop mode + 100 + 10 Press the SET key. To clear a programmed track Press in stop mode CLEAR To clear the entire program Press in stop mode...
  • Page 54: Repeated Playback

    Repeated playback Repeat playback allows you to play the desired audio or video repeatedly. With some DVDs and VCDs, the partitions in the recording are not related with the track number assign- ment. As a result, repeat playback may not be available with such software. (Repeat playback may also be unavailable during playback of DVD or P.B.C.
  • Page 55: A-B Repeat Playback

    To repeat selected tracks Program the desired tracks by perform- ing the procedure in "Listening to the desired sequence (program playback) " until step 3. W Start playback. DVD/CD Press the REPEAT key to select " REPEAT A-B repeat playback A-B repeat playback allows you to play a specified section repeatedly.
  • Page 56: Playing Tracks In A Random Order (Random Playback)

    Playing tracks in a random order As the titles each time are selected randomly, the music can be enjoyed without getting tired of it. Select the "DVD/CD" input. ¢ If the "PGM" indicator is lit, turn it off by pressing the PGM/PTY key in stop mode to cancel the program mode.
  • Page 57: Listening To An Aux Input Source

    Listening to an AUX input source Connect the related equipment under reference to "Connection of external source component" Press the AUX key. Play the connected equipment. Adjust the volume. VOLUME/ MULTI CONTROL Adjusting the AUX Input Level This adjusts the input level for the external equipment (video deck etc.) connected to the AUDIO CD-R IN(AUDIO AUX IN) terminal.
  • Page 58: Timer Operation

    Timer operation The timer makes it possible to play a CD, receive radio automatically in the specified time zone. The O.T.T. timer works only once when it is activated, the SLEEP timer switches power off (Standby mode) auto- matically even after you fall asleep, and the PROG. timer provides two timer programs which work every day once they are activated.
  • Page 59: Setting The O.t.t. Timer

    Setting the O.T.T. timer Timer playback which occurs only once and only for an hour can be programmed by simply setting the start time. The timer playback reproduces the source selected at the last time the unit is turned off at the last set volume.
  • Page 60: Setting An Everyday Timer Program

    Setting an everyday timer program Two timer programs (PROG.1, PROG.2) are available. Both of them are 24-hour timer programs which can be executed every day. In each of PROG.1 and PROG.2, the timer data including the operating period and played contents can be set and selected to be activated or not as required. ÷...
  • Page 61 Make the desired reservation. For timer playback or AI timer playback Select the mode. (1) Select "PLAY" or "AI PLAY". 1 "PLAY" UME/ TROL (Timer play) 2 "AI PLAY" (Timer play with gradually SET/DEMO increasing volume) (2) Set it. Select the input source. (1) Select the source to be played.
  • Page 62 Reserve the timer operation. Turn the VOLUME/MULTI CONTROL knob to select "ON", then press the SET/ DEMO key. VOLUME/ MULTI CONTROL Adjust the volume. Put the unit in standby mode. (When the unit enters the Standby mode, the STANDBY/TIMER indicator lights in amber.) When timer operation is not required When power is ON, press the TIMER key to turn off the timer-related indicators completely.
  • Page 63: Important Items

    Important Items Maintenance Maintenance of the unit When the front panel or case becomes dirty, wipe with a soft, dry cloth. Do not use thinner, benzine, alcohol, etc. for these agents may cause discoloration. Reference Caution on condensation Condensation (of dew) may occur inside the unit when there is a great difference in temperature between this unit and the outside.
  • Page 64 Disc handling precautions Handling Hold the disc so that you do not touch the playing surface. Label side Playing side Sticker Do not attach paper or tape to either the playing side or the la- bel side of the disc. Sticky paste Cleaning If there are fingerprint marks or...
  • Page 65: Glossary

    Glossary DVD (Digital Versatile Disc) : DVD VIDEO is a disc fea- turing high video/audio quality, made possible by large recording capacity of video and audio signals of movie software, etc. and by digital signal processing. VIDEO CD (VCD) : This is a CD containing moving picture.
  • Page 66 Track/Track No. ( VCD, CD): A track is also a sec- tion of video and audio recorded in a disc. The numbers assigned to individual tracks are referred to as the track numbers. With most of music CDs, a track is assigned to a piece of music. However, with a VCD, the sections of the contents do not always correspond to the assigned tracks.
  • Page 67 B-picture (Bidirectionally predictire coded) : Picture calculated by comparing the previous and next pictures (I-pictures or P-pictures). This pic- ture type contains least amount of video informa- tion. P.B.C. (PlayBack Control) (VCD): VIDEO CDs car- rying messages such as "Playback Control Ca- pable"...
  • Page 68: In Case Of Difficulty

    In case of difficulty What seems to be a malfunction is not always so. Before calling for service, check the following table according to the symptom of your trouble. Operation to reset The microcomputer may fall into malfunction (impossibility to operate, erroneous display, etc.) when the power cord is unplugged while unit is ON or due to an external factor.
  • Page 69 DVD/CD player section Symptom Playback starts but the video is not output. The picture is disturbed during forward search or reverse search. The picture is not neat or the video or audio quality is poor. It takes long time before playback starts. A warning is displayed on the TV screen and playback is not possible.
  • Page 70 Symptom The TV screen does not show any message when a button is pressed. The messages in the menus are not displayed in the selected language. An inhibition icon is displayed and no operation is accepted. Remote control unit Symptom Remote control operation is not possible.
  • Page 71 Displayed messages and actions to be taken against them Displayed Message ÷ An attempt is made to select a 33rd track during programming of CD. PGM FULL ÷ An attempt is made to start random playback in the program mode. Exit from the PGM Mode program mode before random playback.
  • Page 72: Specifications

    ... W: 136 mm (5-3/8") Weight (net) (including the satellite speaker and stand) ... 550 g (1.21 Ib) KENWOOD follows a policy of continuous ad- vancements in development. For this reason speci- fications may be changed without notice. ÷ Sufficient performance may not be exhibited at ex- tremely cold locations (where water freezes).

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