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Region number
The player plays DVD-Video marked with labels containing the region
number "1" or "ALL".
As an ENERGY STAR Partner,
Panasonic has determined that
this product meets the ENERGY STAR
guidelines for energy efficiency.
For Canada only: The word "Participant" is used in place of the word

Operating Instructions

DVD Home Theater Sound System
High-quality picture
HDMI capability, Advanced
progressive scan and more.
Satellite Radio
Enjoy a variety of digital radio

Dolby Virtual Speaker

Enjoy surround sound effect
with a variety of sources.
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please
read the instructions completely.
Please keep this manual for future reference.
If you have any questions contact
In the U.S.A.: 1-800-211-PANA (7262)
In Canada: 1-800-561-5505
Model No.


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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    The player plays DVD-Video marked with labels containing the region number “1” or “ALL”. Example: ® As an ENERGY STAR Partner, Panasonic has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency. § For Canada only: The word “Participant” is used in place of the word “Partner”.
  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Responsible Party: Panasonic Corporation of North America One Panasonic Way Secaucus, NJ 07094 Support Contact: Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company Telephone No.: 1-800-211-7262...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ..2 Simple Setup Getting step 1 Started Positioning ..... 4 step 2 Cable connections.
  • Page 4 step Positioning This unit comes equipped with a Dolby Virtual Speaker circuit installed. Using just the supplied speakers and the subwoofer, and by reproducing acoustic effects very similar to 5.1ch surround, you can enjoy a true “home theater” experience even within a limited space. How you set up your speakers can affect the bass and the sound field.
  • Page 5: Speaker Connections

    step Cable connections Turn off all equipment before connection and read the appropriate operating instructions. Do not connect the AC power supply cord until all other connections are complete. Main unit Speaker connections ≥ Be careful not to cross (short-circuit) or reverse the polarity of the speaker wires as doing so may damage the speakers.
  • Page 6: Audio And Video Connections

    step Cable connections Using an FM/AM outdoor antenna (optional) Use outdoor antenna if FM/AM radio reception is poor. ≥ Disconnect the antenna when the unit is not in use. ≥ Do not use the outdoor antenna during an electrical storm. Leave the AM loop antenna connected.
  • Page 7 ≥ Set “Video Output Mode” (➜ page 21, Picture Menu). EZ Sync “HDAVI Control” AV OUT If your Panasonic television is an HDMI control compatible television, you can operate your television synchronizing with home-theater operations or vice versa (➜ page 26, Using the EZ Sync Control ”).
  • Page 8 step AC cord connection To household AC outlet (AC 120 V, 60 Hz) AC power supply cord (included) Conserving power The main unit consumes a small amount of power, even when it is in standby mode (approx. 0.3 W). To save power when the unit is not to be used for a long time, unplug it from the household AC outlet.
  • Page 9 step Performing QUICK SETUP The QUICK SETUP screen assists you to make necessary settings. To display the picture from the main unit, turn on your television and change its video input mode (e.g. VIDEO 1, AV 1, etc.). ≥To change your television’s video input mode, refer to its operating instructions. ≥This remote control can perform some basic television operations (➜...
  • Page 10: Control Reference Guide

    ≥ Press the button again to confirm the remaining time on the unit’s display. ≥ To cancel, select “OFF” in the main unit’s display. Operating the television Aim the remote control at the Panasonic television and press the button. [Í TV]: Turn the television on/off [TV/VIDEO]: Change the television’s video input mode...
  • Page 11: Listening Caution

    OPEN CLOSE SELECTOR TUNING SA-PTX3 MUSIC PORT DVD HOME THEATER SOUND SYSTEM Standby/on switch [POWER Í/I] AC supply indicator [AC IN] Press to switch the unit from on to This indicator lights when the unit is standby mode or vice versa. In standby connected to the AC power supply.
  • Page 12: Discs That Can Be Played

    Discs that can be played Commercial discs Disc DVD-Video DVD-Audio Video CD Recorded discs (±: Playable, Disc DVD-RAM DVD-R/RW DVD-R DL iR/iRW iR DL CD-R/RW §2 ≥ It may not be possible to play all the above-mentioned discs in some cases due to the type of disc, the condition of the recording, the recording method, or how the files were created (➜...
  • Page 13: Maintenance

    ∫ Tips for making data discs Format Disc Extension [WMA] CD-R/RW “.WMA” “.wma” [MP3] DVD-RAM “.MP3” DVD-R/RW “.mp3” CD-R/RW [JPEG] DVD-RAM “.JPG” DVD-R/RW “.jpg” CD-R/RW “.JPEG” “.jpeg” ≥ When there are more than 8 groups, the eighth group onwards will be displayed on one vertical line in the menu screen. ≥...
  • Page 14: Basic Play

    Basic play To display the picture from the main unit, turn on your television and change its video input mode (e.g. VIDEO 1, AV 1, etc.). ≥ To change your television’s video input mode, refer to its operating instructions. Using the main unit Power on.
  • Page 15: Using The Remote Control

    If you are experiencing problems, refer to troubleshooting (➜ page 33 to 35). Using the remote control Numbered buttons CANCEL SKIP STOP, PAUSE ONE TOUCH PLAY TOP MENU, DIRECT NAVIGATOR MENU, PLAY LIST CM SKIP FL DISPLAY The main unit automatically turns One touch on and starts playing the disc in play...
  • Page 16: Repeat Play

    [DVD-VR] (with subtitle on/off information) Press [SUBTITLE] to select “On” or “Off”. QUICK OSD ≥ Subtitle on/off information cannot be recorded using Panasonic DVD Recorders. Changing soundtracks [DVD-A] [DVD-V] (with multiple soundtracks) [DVD-VR] [VCD] Elapsed play time Press [AUDIO] several times to select the soundtrack.
  • Page 17: Changing The Zoom Ratio

    Changing the zoom ratio This feature expands a letterbox picture to fit the screen. Press [ZOOM] to select the preset aspect ratio or “Auto”. [DVD-A] (motion picture part) [DVD-VR] [DVD-V] [VCD] Auto, 4:3 Standard, European Vista, 16:9 Standard, American Vista, Cinemascope1, Cinemascope2 e.g.
  • Page 18: Playing Data Discs Using Navigation Menus

    Playing data discs using navigation menus STOP TOP MENU, DIRECT NAVIGATOR MENU, PLAY LIST CM SKIP Playing data discs [WMA] [MP3] [JPEG] ≥ Select “Play as Data Disc” in Other Menu (➜ page 22) when using – HighMAT discs without using the HighMAT function, or –...
  • Page 19: Playing Highmat Tm Discs

    Playing HighMAT discs [WMA] [MP3] [JPEG] Press [TOP MENU]. ≥ To exit the screen, press [∫ STOP]. ≥ To change the menu background to the one recorded on the disc, press [FUNCTIONS]. Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select the item, and then press [ENTER].
  • Page 20: Using On-screen Menus

    Using on-screen menus Numbered buttons CANCEL Main menu Program To start from a specific item e.g. [DVD-VR] To select Program 12 Group Press the numbered buttons: [1] ➜ [2] ➜ [ENTER] Title Chapter Functions Track Program 2/16 Playlist Time 0:34:15 Audio Content Subtitle...
  • Page 21: Other Settings

    Other Settings [DVD-A] (motion picture part) [DVD-VR] [DVD-V] To change play speed – from “k0.6” to “k1.4” ≥ Press [1 PLAY] to return to normal play. ≥ After you change the speed Play Speed – Audio output switches to PCM-2 channel. –...
  • Page 22: Audio Menu

    Using on-screen menus Other Settings ∫ Audio Menu To make the dialogue in movies easier to hear Dialogue [DVD-V] (Dolby Digital, DTS, 3-channel or higher, with the dialogue recorded in the center channel) Enhancer On ,------. Off ∫ Display Menu [JPEG] On ,------.
  • Page 23: Changing The Player Settings

    Changing the player settings Numbered buttons CM SKIP SETUP ≥ The settings remain intact even if you switch the unit to standby. ≥ Underlined items are the factory settings in the following table. QUICK SETUP enables successive settings of the items in the shaded area. ∫...
  • Page 24 Changing the player settings QUICK SETUP enables successive settings of the items in the shaded area. ∫ “Video” menu TV Aspect Choose the setting to suit your television and preference. TV Type Select to suit the type of television. Time Delay When connected with a Plasma display, adjust if you notice the audio is out of sync with the video.
  • Page 25: Language Code List

    QUICK SETUP enables successive settings of the items in the shaded area. ∫ “HDMI” menu ≥ Standard RGB Range ≥ Enhanced: When the black and white images are not distinct. Set “HDMI Color Space” to “RGB” (➜ page 21, Picture Menu). ≥...
  • Page 26: One Touch Play

    EZ Sync “HDAVI Control” EZ Sync “HDAVI Control” is a convenient function that offers linked operations of this unit, and a Panasonic television (VIERA) under “HDAVI Control”. You can use this function by connecting the equipment with the HDMI cable. See the operating instructions for connected equipment for operational details.
  • Page 27: Speaker Control

    Speaker control You can select whether audio is output from the home theater system or the television speakers by using the television menu settings. For details, refer to the operating instructions of your television. Home theater Theater speakers are active. ≥...
  • Page 28 XM signal reception. Tips for optimizing reception ≥ To prevent interference with wireless equipment, place the antenna away from this unit, Panasonic wireless sound system SH-FX80/SH-FX85, Panasonic wireless system SH-FX50/SH-FX60/SH-FX65, and other equipment that emits radio waves (such as radio equipment and microwave ovens).
  • Page 29: Selecting Xm Channels By Direct Entry

    Selecting XM channels by direct entry XM channels can be selected manually by directly entering the XM channel number. §1 Press [TUNER/BAND] to select “XM”. §4 Press [PLAY MODE] to select “MANUAL”. Each time you press the button: MANUAL()PRESET Press the numbered buttons to select the XM channel. ≥...
  • Page 30: Using The Fm/am Radio

    Using the FM/AM radio TUNER/BAND Numbered buttons CM SKIP SELECTOR TUNING Radio operations are described mainly with the remote control. You can alternatively use the corresponding button on the main unit. [X TUNING W] §1 §2 [SELECTOR] Presetting stations automatically Up to 30 stations can be set in each band, FM and AM.
  • Page 31: Using Sound Effects

    Using sound effects SUBWOOFER LEVEL [Note] ≥ The following sound effects may not be available or have no effect with some sources, or when headphones are used (➜ page 11). ≥ You may experience a reduction in sound quality when these sound effects are used with some sources.
  • Page 32: Using The Music Port

    ≥ You can enjoy surround sound effect when you press [ÎVS] to turn on Dolby Virtual Speaker (➜ page 31). Using the iPod Use an optional SH-PD10 Panasonic Universal Dock for iPod. iPod (not included) ≥ Connect the iPod firmly.
  • Page 33: Troubleshooting Guide

    Troubleshooting guide Before requesting service, make the following checks. If you are in doubt about some of the check points, or if the solutions indicated in the chart do not solve the problem, refer to “Customer Services Directory” on page 38 if you reside in the U.S.A., or refer to “Product information” on page 37 if you reside in Canada.
  • Page 34 Troubleshooting guide Disc operation It takes time before play starts. [MP3] Folders on a data CD are not displayed correctly. [WMA] [MP3] [JPEG] A menu screen appears during skip or search. [VCD] Playback control menu does not appear. [VCD] with playback control Program and Random play do not work.
  • Page 35 iPod with Universal Dock for iPod (optional) ≥ Check that the iPod is connected firmly. Cannot charge or operate even when ≥ The battery of the iPod is depleted. Charge the iPod, and then operate again. the indicator on the dock lights. HDMI or progressive video ≥...
  • Page 36: Specifications

    Specifications AMPLIFIER SECTION RMS TTL Power Output 45 W per channel (6 ≠), 1 kHz, 10 % THD Front Ch 50 W per channel (6 ≠), 100 Hz, 10 % THD Subwoofer Ch FTC TTL Power Output 25 W per channel (6 ≠), 120 Hz–20 kHz, 1 % THD Front Ch 30 W per channel (6 ≠), 45 Hz–120 Hz, 1 % THD Subwoofer Ch...
  • Page 37: Product Service

    For product information or assistance with product operation: In the U.S.A., refer to “Customer Services Directory” on page 38. In Canada, contact the Panasonic Canada Inc. Customer Care Centre at 1-800-561-5505, or visit the website (, or an authorized Servicentre closest to you.
  • Page 38: Limited Warranty (only For U.s.a.)

    Monday-Friday 9 am-9 pm; Saturday-Sunday 10 am-7 pm, EST. For hearing or speech impaired TTY users, TTY : 1-877-833-8855 Accessory Purchases Purchase Parts, Accessories and Instruction Books online for all Panasonic Products by visiting our Web Site at: or, send your request by E-mail to:
  • Page 39: Limited Warranty (only For Canada)

    Limited Warranty (ONLY FOR CANADA) PANASONIC PRODUCT – LIMITED WARRANTY Panasonic Canada Inc. warrants this product to be free from defects in material and workmanship and agrees to remedy any such defect for a period as stated below from the date of original purchase.
  • Page 40 Satellite Radio Inc. All rights reserved. iPod is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. [For\U.S.A.] Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America One Panasonic Way Secaucus, New Jersey 07094 C 2007 Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.

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