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  • Page 1 Need help fast? Read your User’s Manual first for quick tips that make using your Philips product more enjoyable. If you have read your instructions and still need assistance, you may access our online help at 01-49_dvp3960_93_eng3.indd 1 01-49_dvp3960_93_eng3.indd 1 DVP3960...
  • Page 2 O: Indicates that this toxic or hazardous substance contained in all of the homogeneous materials for this part is below the limit requirement in SJ/T11363 – 2006. X: Indicates that this toxic or hazardous substance contained in at least one of the homogeneous materials used for this part is above the limit requirement in SJ/T11363 - 2006.
  • Page 3 Go to for software upgrade. 01-49_dvp3960_93_eng3.indd 3 01-49_dvp3960_93_eng3.indd 3 Index English ------------------------------------------6 -------------------------------- 50 This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of certain U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners.
  • Page 4: Environmental Information

    CONNECTIONS WITH THE POWER SWITCHED ON. Specifi cations are subject to change without notice. Trademarks are the property of Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. or their respective owners. “DTS” and “DTS Digital Out” are registered trademarks of DTS, Inc. HDMI, and HDMI logo and...
  • Page 5: Language Code

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  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Contents Care and Safety Information Setup ... 8 Cleaning discs ... 8 General Information Accessories supplied ... 9 Region codes ... 9 Connections Connecting to television ...10~11 Using Composite Video jacks (CVBS) ...10 Using Component Video jacks (YPbPr) ...10 Using an accessory RF modulator ... 11 Connecting the power cord ...12 Optional connections Connecting to a stereo system...13...
  • Page 7 Preview ...26 Viewing Audio CD playback information ...27 Disc Go To / Track Go To / Track Selection ...27 Special DVD Features ...27 Playing a Title ...27 Changing the Audio Language ...27 Subtitles ...27 Special VCD and SVCD Feature ...28 Playback Control (PBC) ...28 Playing a DivX ®...
  • Page 8: Care And Safety Information

    Care and Safety Information DANGER! High voltage! Do not open the device. You run the risk of getting an electric shock. The machine does not contain any user-serviceable parts. Please leave all maintenance work to qualifi ed personnel. Setup Finding a suitable location –...
  • Page 9: General Information

    Accessories supplied Composite video cable (yellow) and audio cables (white, red) DISC MENU DISPLAY Remote control and RETURN TITLE PREV two AAA PLAY/PAUSE STOP batteries SUBTITLE ZOOM REPEAT REPEAT A-B 01-49_dvp3960_93_eng3.indd 9 01-49_dvp3960_93_eng3.indd 9 General Information Region codes This DVD player is designed to support the Region Management System.
  • Page 10: Connections

    Connections Connecting to television COMPONENT VIDEO IN S-VIDEO V (Pr/Cr) U (Pb/Cb) VIDEO IN COMPONENT VIDEO IN S-VIDEO V (Pr/Cr) AUDIO U (Pb/Cb) VIDEO IN DIGITAL TV OUT AUDIO OUT COAXIAL HDMI OUT COMPONENT VIDEO OUT IMPORTANT! – You only need to make one video connection from the following options, depending on the capabilities of your television.
  • Page 11: Using An Accessory Rf Modulator

    RF In,) you will need an RF modulator in order to view the DVD playback on the television. See your electronics retailer or contact Philips for details on RF modulator availability and operations. Using an accessory RF modulator Use the composite video cable (yellow) to connect the DVD player’s TV OUT...
  • Page 12: Connecting The Power Cord

    Connections (continued) Connecting the power cord HDMI OUT After everything is connected properly, plug in the AC power cord to the power outlet. Never make or change any connections with the power switched on. When no disc is loaded, press STANDBY-ON on the DVD player front panel.
  • Page 13: Optional Connections

    Connecting to a stereo system STEREO DIGITAL TV OUT COAXIAL HDMI OUT COMPONENT VIDEO OUT Stereo system has right/ left Audio In jacks Select one of the video connections (CVBS VIDEO IN or COMPONENT VIDEO IN) depending on the options available on your television.
  • Page 14: Hdmi Connections

    HDMI connections Connecting to a HDMI or DVI TV HDTV / DVI TV HDMI IN HDMI OUT IMPORTANT! – HDMI connects untouched and uncompressed digital transmission for the highest and crispest sound or image quality. – It has plug and play capability using only one HDMI cable for both audio / video output.
  • Page 15: Product Overview

    Front and Rear Panels STANDBY-ON – Turns on the player or switches to standby mode Disc Tray ç OPEN/CLOSE – Opens or closes the disc tray. Display panel – Shows information about the current status of the DVD player. Mains ~ (AC Power Cord) –...
  • Page 16: Remote Control

    Product Overview Remote Control DISC MENU – Enters or exits the disc contents menu – Switches on or off the playback control mode (for VCD 2.0 only) – Confi rms an entry or selection RETURN/TITLE – To go back to previous menu/ show title menu PREV í...
  • Page 17: Getting Started

    Step 1 : Inserting Batteries Open the battery compartment. Insert two batteries type R03 or AAA, following the indications (+ –) inside the compartment. Close the cover. CAUTION! – Remove batteries if they are exhausted or if the remote is not to be used for a long time.
  • Page 18: Step 3: Setting Up Progressive Scan Feature

    Getting Started (continued) Step 3 : Setting up Progressive Scan feature (for Progressive Scan TV only) The progressive scan displays twice the number of frames per seconds than interlaced scanning (ordinary normal TV system). With nearly double the number of lines, progressive scan offers higher picture resolution and quality.
  • Page 19: Step 4: Selecting The Matching Color System

    Step 4 : Selecting the matching color system The color system of the DVD player, disc and TV should match in order for the disc to play. Before changing the TV system, determine the color system of your TV. Video Setup Page TV Type NTSC TV Display...
  • Page 20: Step 5: Setting The Language

    Getting Started Step 5 : Setting the language The language options are different depending on your country or region. It may not correspond to the illustrations shown on the user manual. On-screen display (OSD) language Select this to change the language of this DVD player screen display menu.
  • Page 21: Playback From Disc

    IMPORTANT! – If the inhibit icon appears on the TV screen when a button is pressed, it means the function is not available on the current disc or at the current time. – DVD discs and players are designed with regional restrictions. Before playing a disc, make sure the disc is for the same zone as your player.
  • Page 22: Playback Features

    Playback Features Starting disc playback Turn on the TV to the correct program number for the DVD player (e.g. ‘EXT’, ‘0’, ‘AV’). Press STANDBY-ON 2 to turn on the DVD player. Press OPEN/CLOSE ç on the front of the DVD player. You can also hold down the STOP button on the remote control to open and close the disc tray.
  • Page 23: Operations For Video Playback

    Operations for video playback Using the Disc Menu Depending on the disc, a menu may appear on the TV screen once you load in the disc. To select a playback feature or item keys or numeric keypad (0-9) on the remote, then press OK to start playback.
  • Page 24: Selecting Various Repeat Functions

    Playback Features Selecting various repeat functions Repeat play mode The repeat play options vary depending on the disc type. While playing a disc, press REPEAT continuously to choose a repeat options. For DVD – Chapter (currently playing chapter) – Title (currently playing title) –...
  • Page 25: Viewing The Disc Playback Information

    Viewing the disc playback information Using the OSD menu OSD menu shows the disc playback information (for example, title or chapter number, elapsed playing time, audio/ subtitle language), a number of operations can be done without interrupting disc playback. During playback, press DISPLAY on the remote control.
  • Page 26: Time Display

    Playback Features Time Display Press to select {Time Disp.} (Time Display), then press to access. Depending on the disc in the DVD player, the following display types appear on the TV screen. For DVD – TT Elapsed (elapsed playing time of current Title) –...
  • Page 27: Viewing Audio Cd Playback Information

    Viewing Audio CD playback information This function displays audio disc information on the TV screen during playback. During playback, press DISPLAY. A list of available disc information appears on the TV screen. Disc Go To / Track Go To / Track Selection Press DISPLAY repeatedly to select an option.
  • Page 28: Special Vcd And Svcd Feature

    Playback Features Special VCD and SVCD Feature Playback Control (PBC) For VCD with Playback Control (PBC) feature (version 2.0 only) Press DISC MENU to toggle between ‘PBC ON’ and ‘PBC OFF’. If you select ‘PBC ON’, the disc menu (if available) will appear on the TV. Use the PREV í...
  • Page 29: Playing Mp3/wma/jpeg/ Picture Cd

    Playing MP3/WMA/JPEG/ Picture CD This DVD player can playback MP3, WMA, JPEG and Picture CD fi les on a personally recorded CD-R/RW disc, commercial CD. IMPORTANT! You have to turn on your TV and set to the correct Video In channel. (See page 17 ‘Finding your viewing channel’).
  • Page 30: Preview Function (jpeg)

    Playback Features Preview Function (JPEG) This function shows the content of the current folder or the whole disc. Press DISPLAY during playback. 12 thumbnail pictures will appear on the TV screen. Press PREV í / NEXT ë to display the other pictures on the previous / next page.
  • Page 31: Dvd Menu Options

    This DVD Player setup is carried out via the TV, enabling you to customize the DVD player to suit your particular requirement. Using the General setup menu Press SETUP on the remote control. The system setup menu appears. General Setup Page Disc Lock Display Dim Program...
  • Page 32: Programming Disc Tracks (not For Picture Cd/mp3/wma/divx ® )

    DVD Menu Options Programming disc tracks (not for Picture CD/MP3/WMA/DivX You can play the contents of the disc in the order you want by programming the tracks to be played. Up to 20 tracks can be stored. In ‘General Setup Page’, press select { Program }, then press select { Input Menu }.
  • Page 33: Sleep

    Sleep Sleep function allows you to turn off the DVD player automatically after a preset time. In ‘General Setup Page’, press select { Sleep }, then press { 15 Mins } Turn off the DVD player after 15 minutes. { 30 Mins } Turn off the DVD player after 30 minutes.
  • Page 34: Using The Audio Setup Menu

    DVD Menu Options Using the Audio setup menu Press SETUP on the remote control. The system setup menu appears. Audio Setup Page Analog Output Digital Audio Setup Sound Mode CD Upsampling Night Mode Press to select { Audio Setup Page }. Press to select an item, then press to access.
  • Page 35: Sound Mode

    Digital Output Set the Digital Output according to your optional audio equipment connection. { All } Select this if the connected device has a built-in multichannel decoder that supports one of the multichannel audio format (Dolby Digital, MPEG-2). { PCM Only } Select this if the connected device is not capable of decoding multichannel audio.
  • Page 36: Cd Upsampling

    DVD Menu Options CD Upsampling This feature allows you to convert your music CD to a higher sampling rate using sophisticated digital signal processing for better sound quality. In ‘Audio Setup Page’, press select { CD Upsampling }, then press { Off } Select this to disable CD Upsampling.
  • Page 37: Using The Video Setup Menu

    Using the Video setup menu Press SETUP on the remote control. The system setup menu appears. Video Setup Page TV Type TV Display Progressive Picture Setting HDMI Setup Press to select { Video Setup Page }. Press to select an item, then press to access.
  • Page 38: Progressive

    DVD Menu Options Progressive In the progressive scan mode, you can enjoy the high quality picture with less fl ickers. It only works when you have connected the DVD player’s YPbPr jacks to your TV that supports the progressive video input. Otherwise, a distorted picture will appear on the TV.
  • Page 39: Hdmi Setup

    Press to highlight one of the following options. BRIGHTNESS Increase the value to brighten the picture or vice versa. Choose zero (0) for average setting. CONTRAST Increase the value to sharpen the picture or vice versa. Choose zero (0) to balance the contrast.
  • Page 40 DVD Menu Options Tips: – If no display or distorted pictures appears on the TV screen due to unsupported resolution, reconnect any available video output to your DVD player and re-adjust the resolution setting. – When changing the resolution of the DVD player, the HDMI TV will automatically change to fi t the DVD player resolution.
  • Page 41: Using The Preference Setup Menu

    Using the Preference setup menu Press STOP Ç twice to stop playback, (if any), then press SETUP on the remote control. The system setup menu appears. Preference Page Audio Subtitle Disc Menu Parental Mp3 / Jpeg Nav Password Press to select { Preference Page }. Press to select an item, then press to access.
  • Page 42: Pbc

    DVD Menu Options Rating Explanations { 1.Kid Safe } Childsafe; acceptable for viewers of all ages. { 2. G } General Audience; recommended as acceptable for viewers of all ages. { 3. PG } Parental Guidance suggested. { 4. PG – 13 } Unsuitable for children under age 13.
  • Page 43: Changing The Password

    Changing the Password You need to enter your six-digit password to play a prohibited disc or if prompted for a password. The same default password is used for both Parental and Disc Lock. In ‘Preference Page’, press { Password }, then press { Change }.
  • Page 44: Software Upgrade

    Others Software upgrade Periodically Philips will issue software upgrade to enhance your user experience. IMPORTANT! – Power supply must not be interrupted during upgrade! To check the current software version of this DVD player; Press OPEN/CLOSE ç on the DVD player to open the disc tray.
  • Page 45: Specifi Cations

    TV STANDARD (PAL/50Hz) (NTSC/60Hz) Number of lines Playback Multistandard (PAL/NTSC) VIDEO PERFORMANCE Video DAC 12 bit, 108 MHz YPbPr 0.7 Vpp ~ 75 ohm Video Output 1Vpp ~ 75 ohm VIDEO FORMAT Digital MPEG 2 for DVD,SVCD Compression MPEG 1 for VCD ®...
  • Page 46: Troubleshooting

    Do not open the system as there is a risk of electric shock. If a fault occurs, fi rst check the points listed below before taking the system for repair. If you are unable to remedy a problem by following these hints, consult your dealer or Philips for help. Problem No power.
  • Page 47 Problem The aspect ratio of the screen cannot be changed. Not able to select some items in the setup/system menu. The DVD player does not start playback. Picture freezes momentarily during playback. Unable to select Progressive Scan on/off. ® Unable to play DivX movies.
  • Page 48 Troubleshooting Problem No HDMI video output No HDMI audio output 01-49_dvp3960_93_eng3.indd 48 01-49_dvp3960_93_eng3.indd 48 (continued) Solution – HDMI connection can only be made to HDMI-equipped devices with HDCP (High Bandwidth Digital Content Protection). Use a separate adaptor (DVI to HDMI) for DVI TV connection (equipped with HDCP).
  • Page 49: Glossary

    Analog: Sound that has not been turned into numbers. Analog sound varies, while digital sound has specifi c numerical values. These jacks send audio through two channels, the left and right. Aspect ratio: The ratio of vertical and horizontal sizes of a displayed image. The horizontal vs. vertical ratio of conventional TVs.

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