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DVD Player User's Guide
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    DGE100N_cover 4/12/02 10:42 AM Page 1 DVD Player User’s Guide Model: DGE100N We bring good things to life...

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    Dealer address and phone: WARNING To reduce the risk of fire or shock CAUTION hazard, do not expose this DVD player to rain THIS PRODUCT UTILIZES A LASER. USE OF or moisture. No objects filled with liquids, CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    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 Chapter 3: Playing Discs...14 Regional Coding ...14 Using Different Menus ...14...

  • Page 4: Chapter 1: Setup And Connections

    Audio/video cables are usually bundled together. For better visibility, the connection pictures in this book show each cable separately (audio left, audio right, and video). Types of discs your DVD player can play • DVD discs – contian picture and sound (DVD-R, DVD+RW are compatible with this player) .

  • Page 5: Choose Your Connection

    4/12/02 10:17 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...

  • Page 6: Connection: Dvd + Tv + Vcr

    Connection: TV + DVD + VCR 1. Connect the audio cables to the AUDIO OUT L (left – white) and R (right – red) jacks on the back of your DVD Player, and to the corresponding Audio Input jacks on your TV (sometimes labeled AUDIO IN L and R).

  • Page 7: Connection: Dvd + Tv

    Basic video connection – Connect the video cable (yellow) to the VIDEO OUT jack on the back of your DVD Player, and to the Video Input jack on your TV (sometimes labeled VIDEO IN). b. S-Video (optional) – If your TV has an S-Video...

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

    Such a connection can create a high level of noise that may be harmful to your ears, and could damage headphones or speakers. It is important to change the setting in the DVD Player’s Sound menu. For more information, go to page 42.

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    2. If you have a Dolby Digital or DTS receiver with a Digital Audio Input jack, use the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jack to connect the receiver to the DVD player. You must change the setting in the Sound menu (go to page 42).

  • Page 10: Install Batteries In The Remote Control

    Video Input channel, go to page 59 for help). 2. Press the ON•OFF button on the remote to turn on the DVD Player. If the player doesn’t turn on, press the DVD button and then press ON•OFF.

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    Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Your unit might differ slightly. Chapter 1: Setup and Connections 3. The first time you turn on your DVD player, a Language menu appears. If you want the DVD player’s menus to appear in English, press the OK button on the remote control.

  • Page 12: Chapter 2: The Remote Control

    The Remote Control You can use this remote to operate the DVD player, and to access the features available. The remote is also designed to operate most RCA, GE, and Proscan TVs — just press the TV button. The descriptions that follow, describe how each button works when operating the DVD player.

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    INFO Displays the on-screen Info Display (for details about the Info Display, go to page X.) INPUT No function when operating the DVD Player (DVD mode). In TV mode, accesses the Video Input Channel(s) so you can see what’s playing in the DVD Player, on the TV screen.

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    SUBTITLE Accesses the Subtitle part of the on-screen Info Display. TV Puts the remote in TV mode so it can operate it (this remote operates most models of RCA, GE, and Proscan brand TVs). VOL +/– If your remote is capable of operating your TV, increases and decreases the volume level.

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    Chapter 2: The Remote Control Find out if the remote can operate your TV This remote control operates most RCA, GE, and Proscan TVs. 1. Press the TV button. 2. Press the ON•OFF button (if the TV turns on or off, this remote will operate the TV.)

  • Page 16: Chapter 3: Playing Discs

    Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Your unit might differ slightly. Regional Coding Both the DVD Player and the discs are coded by region. These regional codes must match in order for the disc to play. If the codes don’t match, the disc won’t play.

  • Page 17: To Load And Play Discs

    When you stop playing a disc, the player remembers where you stopped. When you start playing the disc again, the DVD Player picks up where you left off unless the disc is removed or the player is unplugged, or if you press the STOP button twice.

  • Page 18: 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 — 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

    IB/100N/GE/4_9 4/12/02 10:17 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: Selecting A Title

    IB/100N/GE/4_9 4/12/02 10:17 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

    IB/100N/GE/4_9 4/12/02 10:17 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.

  • Page 22: Selecting Subtitles

    Changing the subtitle language with the Info Display will only affect the disc you are currently playing. When the disc is removed or the player is turned off, the subtitle language will revert to the language setting specified through the DVD player’s main menu.

  • Page 23: Changing The Audio Language

    The language feature only works if the disc was created with multiple language tracks. If the disc doesn’t contain the language you selected, the disc will play in the default language. When you choose an audio language during disc playback, you only override the audio language setting in the DVD Player’s main menu temporarily.

  • Page 24: Using The Repeat Feature

    IB/100N/GE/4_9 4/12/02 10:17 AM Page 22 Chapter 3: Playing Discs (DVDs) 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 25: Play Mode

    IB/100N/GE/4_9 4/12/02 10:17 AM Page 23 3. Allow the disc to play to the end of the segment you want to repeat. Don’t fast forward — you must let the disc play in standard playback mode to set the B point (the ending point of the segment).

  • Page 26: Audio Cds

    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.

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    Program: the tracks play in the order you designate. To use the Program play mode, you must set up the order in which you want the tracks to play in the DVD Player’s main menu system (go to page 33 for instructions).

  • Page 28: Introscan

    IB/100N/GE/4_9 4/12/02 10:17 AM Page 26 Chapter 3: Playing Discs (Audio CDs) Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Your unit might differ slightly. IntroScan Use the IntroScan feature to preview the first few seconds of each track on the CD.

  • Page 29: Video Cds

    DVD disc. VCDs are divided into tracks and titles. Because VCDs contain less information than a DVD disc, some of the features of your DVD Player might not work with some VCDs. Time display...

  • Page 30: Playing Mp3 Discs

    Creating an MP3 Disc on Your Computer Your DVD player handles MPEG-1, layer III audio. If you encode your own MP3 files from an audio CD, avoid using the features of MPEG-2,such as the 22kHz sampling frequency.

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    IB/100N/GE/4_9 4/12/02 10:17 AM Page 29 Note: There isn’t an Info Display when playing MP3 files. Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Your unit might differ slightly. Chapter 3: Playing Discs (MP3s) The MP3 Display MP3 discs contain individual songs that can be organized into folders —...

  • Page 32: Viewing Jpeg Files

    Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Your unit might differ slightly. Viewing JPEG files This DVD Player can play discs with JPEG files. You can use the DVD Player to show the pictures in a slide show format. After you put the disc in the player, the contents of the disc appear (folders and files).

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    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 Play Mode Menu

    Play Mode items. Standard Play The DVD Player’s default play mode is standard, meaning the chapters and tracks on a disc play in the order listed on the disc — starting with chapter (track) 1.

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    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.

  • Page 36: The Lock Menu

    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.

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    Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Your unit might differ slightly. Chapter 4: DVD Menu System 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).

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    8 is considered the most offensive). Note: In order for the Ratings to be enforced, the DVD Player must be locked. Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Your unit might differ slightly.

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    IB/100N/GE/4_9 4/12/02 10:17 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 rating assigned to them. Sometimes, movies that you might find most explicit are “unrated.” To prevent playback of Unrated Titles, you need to set the limit in the Unrated Titles menu and lock the player.

  • Page 40: The Display Menu

    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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    The movie might appear with black bars at the top and bottom of the screen. 16 x 9 Widescreen – Choose this setting if your DVD Player is connected to a widescreen TV. If you choose this settng and you don’t have a widescreen TV, the images on the screen might appear distorted due to vertical compression.

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    IB/100N/GE/4_9 4/12/02 10:17 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.

  • Page 43: The Sound Menu

    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. Sound Logic The Sound Logic feature compresses the dynamic range (quietest sound to loudest sound) of a disc’s soundtrack.

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    Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Your unit might differ slightly. 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.

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    IB/100N/GE/4_9 4/12/02 10:17 AM Page 43 Virtual Surround The Virtual Surround® feature simulates a six-speaker listening experience through just two speakers. There are no adjustments for the Virtual Surround® feature — you turn it on or off. The default setting is Off. To turn the Virtual Surround® feature on: 1.

  • Page 46: The Languages Menu

    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. Player Menus You can change the language of the DVD player’s on-screen menus.

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    Also, if the language isn’t available on the disc you put in your DVD player, the disc’s default language will be chosen. 1. From the Main Menu, (player on, no disc playing), highlight Languages and press the OK button on the remote (the Languages options appear).

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    Chapter 4: DVD Menu System Audio 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. If a disc’s software was created to play the movie (title) in a preferred language, the preference you set might be ignored.

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    IB/100N/GE/4_9 4/12/02 10:17 AM Page 47 Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Your unit might differ slightly. Chapter 4: DVD Player Menu System Subtitles You can set your language preference subtitles you can see on the screen while playing a disc.

  • Page 50: Troubleshooting

    •Unplug the AC power cord and plug 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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    The picture is distorted • Did you connect your VCR to the DVD Player? Disconnect it, and connect the VCR directly to the TV and the DVD Player directly to the TV. See chapter 1 for correct setup and connection information.

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    • The Language menu (Player Menus) is set to that language. Go to Languages (In Spanish, shown as Idiomas; in French, as Langues) in the main DVD player menu and select the Player Menus option (In Spanish, shown as Menús del Lector; in French, as Menus Lecteur) Highlight the language you prefer, and press OK.

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    Page 51 Disc tray won’t open • The tray lock feature might be set. To unlock the disc tray, press the STOP key on the front of the DVD player and the STOP button on the remote at the same time.

  • Page 54: Care And Maintenance Information

    IB/100N/GE/4_9 4/12/02 10:17 AM Page 52 Chapter 5: Additional Information Maintenance of Cabinet For safety reasons, when cleaning the cabinet be sure to disconnect the AC power cord from the AC outlet. • Do not use benzene, thinner, or other solvents for cleaning.

  • Page 55: The Back Of The Dvd Player

    Description of Jacks AUDIO OUT – Insert audio cables (left - white, and right - red) to the AUDIO R and L jacks on your DVD Player and to the corresponding Audio Input jacks (left and right) on your TV or receiver.

  • Page 56: The Front Of The Dvd Player

    IB/100N/GE/4_9 4/12/02 10:17 AM Page 54 Chapter 5: Additional Information D VD / VI DE O C D / C D P LAY ER S TA NDB Y/ ON OP E N/ C L O S E P L AY...

  • Page 57: Limited Warranty

    IB/100N/GE/4_9 4/12/02 10:17 AM Page 55 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. • 91 days to 1 year from date of purchase - Unit exchange, which includes parts only; you pay the labor.

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    IB/100N/GE/4_9 4/12/02 10:17 AM Page 56 Chapter 5: Additional Information Limited Warranty (continued) 3. If you return the unit to us within 14 days from the date you were provided a SR number, only items not covered by warranty will be charged to your account.

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    IB/100N/GE/4_9 4/12/02 10:17 AM Page 57 • The representative will advise the address to mail a cashier’s check or money order for payment if there are any out of warranty labor or parts charges, and you elect not to use your credit card.

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    IB/100N/GE/4_9 4/12/02 10:17 AM Page 58 Chapter 5: Additional Information Limited Warranty (continued) How state law relates to warranty: • Some states do not allow the exclusion nor limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.

  • Page 61: How To Find The Tv's Video Input Channel

    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. The Video Input Channel(s) varies for different brands and different models of TVs.

  • Page 62: Accessories

    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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    IB/100N/GE/4_9 4/12/02 10:17 AM Page 61 Chapter 5: Additional Information Index Camera angle 17, 25 CH +/– buttons 11 Chapters 17, 19 16 x 9 Widescreen 41 Cleaning discs 53 4 x 3 Letterbox 41 CLEAR button 11 4 x 3 Pan & Scan 40...

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    IB/100N/GE/4_9 4/12/02 10:17 AM Page 62 Chapter 5: Additional Information Playback control 29 Menu 43 Playback features 16, 29 Sound Logic 43 Player menus 14 Virtual surround 44 Program play 27, 35 SoundLogic 43 Standard play 27, 34 STOP button 12...

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    IB/100N/GE/4_9 4/12/02 10:18 AM Page 64 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 ©2002 Thomson multimedia Inc.

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