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Pioneer DV-578A Operating Instructions Manual

Pioneer DV-578A Operating Instructions Manual

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  • Page 1 DVD Player DV-575A DV-578A DV-676A-s Register Your Product at Operating Instructions DV-676A-S only DV-676A-S only...
  • Page 2 The lightning flash with arrowhead, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated "dangerous voltage" within the product's enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons. NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
  • Page 3: System

    READ INSTRUCTIONS — All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the product is operated. RETAIN INSTRUCTIONS — The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference. HEED WARNINGS — All warnings on the product and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.
  • Page 4: Operating Environment

    [ Except U.S. and P.X. model ] CAUTION This product contains a laser diode of higher class than 1. To ensure continued safety, do not remove any covers or attempt to gain access to the inside of the product. Refer all servicing to qualified personnel. The following caution label appears on your unit.
  • Page 5: Dv-676A-S

    For U.S. and Australia Model Energy-saving design DV-575A and DV-578A are designed to use 0.07W of electricity when power is switched to standby. DV-676A-S is designed to use 0.12W of electricity when power is switched to standby. C67-7-3_En This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of certain U.S.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Contents 01 Before you start Features ......7 What’s in the box ....8 Hints on installation .
  • Page 7: Before You Start

    Before you start Chapter 1 Before you start Features • DVD-Audio and SACD compatible Experience the super high-quality audio perfor- mance of DVD-Audio and Super Audio CD (SACD). • Super VCD compatible This player supports the IEC’s Super VCD stan- dard.
  • Page 8: What's In The Box

    • AA/R6P dry cell batteries x2 • Audio/video cable (red/white/yellow plugs) • Power cable • Operating instructions • Warranty card (DV-575A and DV-578A model only) • Front panel button names sticker (Singapore and Taiwan models only) — Chinese language button names for the front panel controls.
  • Page 9: Disc / Content Format Playback Compatibility

    Before you start • Place on an unstable surface, or one that is not large enough to support all four of the unit’s feet. Disc / content format playback compatibility This player is compatible with a wide range of disc types (media) and formats. Playable discs will generally feature one of the following logos on the disc and/or disc packaging.
  • Page 10: About Wma

    Before you start About WMA ® The Windows Media logo printed on the box indicates that this player can playback Windows Media Audio content. WMA is an acronym for Windows Media Audio and refers to an audio compression technology developed by Microsoft Corporation. WMA content can be encoded by using Windows ®...
  • Page 11: Connecting Up

    Connecting up Chapter 2 Connecting up Easy connections The setup described here is a basic setup that allows you to play discs using just the cables supplied with the player. In this setup, stereo audio is played through the speakers in your TV. A/V IN AUDIO OUT (5.1 ch ) CENTER...
  • Page 12: Connecting Using The S-Video Output

    Connecting up Connect the VIDEO OUT and AUDIO OUT (2ch)jacks to a set of A/V inputs on your TV. Use the supplied audio/video cable, connecting the red and white plugs to the audio outputs and the yellow plug to the video output.
  • Page 13 Plasma display (DV-575A, DV-578A ) PDP-505HD, PDP-5030HD, PDP-4330HD, PDP-5040HD, PDP-4340HD, Pro-1000HD, Pro- 800HD, Pro-1000HDI, Pro-800HDI, Pro- 1110HD, Pro-910HD, PDP-4300, PDP-5031 Projection monitor receiver (DV-575A, DV-578A ) SD-533HD5, SD-643HD5, Pro-710HD, Pro- 610HD, Pro-510HD, Pro-720HD, Pro-620HD, Pro-520HD, Pro-730HD, Pro-630HD, Pro- 530HD, Pro-730HDI, Pro-530HDI...
  • Page 14: Connecting To An Av Receiver

    Connecting up Connecting to an AV receiver You can connect this player to your AV receiver using the multichannel analog outputs or one of the digital outputs. In addition to these connections, you should also connect the 2 channel analog outputs for compatibility with all discs.
  • Page 15: Connecting The Digital Output

    Connecting up Connecting the digital output This player has both optical and coaxial-type digital audio outputs for connection to an AV receiver. Connect whichever is convenient. Depending on the capabilities of your AV receiver, you might have to set up this player to output only digital audio in a compatible format.
  • Page 16: Controls And Displays

    Controls and displays Chapter 3 Controls and displays Front panel STANDBY/ON DV-575A / DV-676A-S STANDBY/ON DV-578A STANDBY/ON (page 19) Disc tray OPEN/CLOSE (page 21) (page 21) (page 21) TOP MENU (page 22) ENTER & cursor buttons (page 19) MENU (page 22)
  • Page 17: Display

    Controls and displays Display 13 12 V-PART Lights when playing a video part of a DVD disc. PRGSVE Lights when the player is set to output progres- sive scan video (see Component Out on page 36 ). Indicates that the character display is showing a DVD-Audio group number.
  • Page 18: Remote Control

    Controls and displays Remote control STANDBY/ON AUDIO SUBTITLE TOP MENU ENTER HOME MENU PLAY MODE SURROUND ZOOM STANDBY/ON (page 19) AUDIO (page 32) SUBTITLE (page 31) Number buttons (page 21) TOP MENU (page 22) ENTER & cursor buttons (page 19) HOME MENU (page 19) (page 25) (page 21)
  • Page 19: Getting Started

    Changes the highlighted menu item. ENTER Selects the highlighted menu ENTER item (both remote work in exactly the same way). RETURN Returns to the main menu without saving changes. TOP MENU MENU ENTER HOME MENU RETURN DV-578A buttons on the...
  • Page 20: Setting Up The Player For Your Tv

    ‘Display’ settings. Initial Settings Digital Audio Out Video Output Language Display Options Speakers DV-575A/DV-578A screen Select a language. The on-screen language will change according to your selection. 4:3 (Letter Box) Press HOME MENU to exit the menu 4:3 (Pan&Scan) screen.
  • Page 21: Basic Playback Controls

    Getting started STANDBY/ON OPEN/CLOSE ENTER ENTER If the player isn’t already on, press STANDBY/ON to switch it on. If you’re playing a DVD or Video CD/Super VCD, also turn on your TV and make sure that it is set to the correct video input. Press OPEN/CLOSE to open the disc tray.
  • Page 22: Resume And Last Memory

    Getting started Button What it does Skips to the start of the current track or chapter, then to previous tracks/chapters. Skips to the next track or chapter. Numbers Use to enter a title/chapter/track (remote number. Press only) • If the disc is stopped, playback starts from the selected title (for DVD), group (for DVD-Audio) or track (for CD/SACD/Video CD...
  • Page 23 Getting started Button What it does TOP MENU Displays the ‘top menu’ of a DVD disc—this varies with the disc. MENU Displays a DVD disc menu—this varies with the disc and may be the same as the ‘top menu’. Moves the cursor around the screen.
  • Page 24 Getting started • After I load a DVD disc, it ejects automatically after a few seconds! Most likely, the disc is the wrong region for your player. The region number should be printed on the disc; check it against the region number of the player (which you can find on the rear panel).
  • Page 25: Playing Discs

    Playing discs Chapter 5 Playing discs Note • Many of the functions covered in this chapter apply to DVD and SACD discs, Video CDs/Super VCDs, CDs and WMA/ MP3 JPEG discs, although the exact operation of some varies slightly with the kind of disc loaded.
  • Page 26: Viewing A Jpeg Slideshow

    Playing discs During playback, press Press advance a frame at a time. To resume normal playback, press (play). • Depending on the disc, normal playback may automatically resume when a new chapter is reached. Viewing a JPEG slideshow After loading a CD/CD-R/RW containing JPEG picture files, press (play) to start a slideshow from the first folder/picture on the disc.
  • Page 27: Browsing Wma, Mp3 And Jpeg Files With The Disc Navigator

    Playing discs • Title – Titles from a DVD-Video disc. • Chapter – Chapters from the current title of a DVD-Video disc. • Track – Tracks from a Video CD/Super VCD disc. • Time – Thumbnails from a Video CD/Super VCD disc at 10 minute intervals.
  • Page 28: Looping A Section Of A Disc

    Playing discs • When a JPEG file is highlighted, a thumbnail image is displayed on the right. 00:00/ 00:00 0kbps Folder 2 File1 File2 File3 File4 File5 To play the highlighted track or display the highlighted JPEG file, press ENTER. •...
  • Page 29: Using Random Play

    Playing discs During playback, press PLAY MODE and select ‘Repeat’ from the list of functions on the left. Play Mode A-B Repeat Title Repeat Repeat Chapter Repeat Random Repeat Off Program Search Mode Select a repeat play option. If program play is active, select Program Repeat to repeat the program list, or Repeat Off to cancel.
  • Page 30: Creating A Program List

    Playing discs • Use the following controls during random play: Button What it does Selects a new track/title/chapter at random. Returns to the beginning of the current track/title/chapter; further presses select another random track/title/chapter. Creating a program list This feature lets you program the play order of titles/chapters/groups/tracks on a disc.
  • Page 31: Searching A Disc

    Playing discs • Use the following controls during program play: Button What it does PLAY Save the program list and exit MODE the program edit screen without starting playback (HOME MENU does the same). Skip to the next step in the program list.
  • Page 32: Switching Audio Language/Channels

    Playing discs Note • Some discs only allow you to change subtitle language from the disc menu. Press TOP MENU or MENU to access. • To set subtitle preferences, see Language settings on page 36. Switching audio language/ channels When playing a DVD-Video disc recorded with dialog in two or more languages, you can switch audio language during playback.
  • Page 33: Audio Settings And Video Adjust Menus

    Audio Settings and Video Adjust menus Chapter 6 Audio Settings and Video Adjust menus Audio Settings menu The Audio Settings menu offers features for adjusting the way discs sound. Press HOME MENU and select ‘Audio Settings’ from the on-screen display. Audio Settings Select and change settings using the (cursor) buttons, and ENTER.
  • Page 34: Video Adjust Menu

    Audio Settings and Video Adjust menus • If the player is outputting Dolby Digital, DTS or MPEG bitstream audio (in other words, no conversion to PCM), Virtual Surround has no effect on the audio from the digital output. See Digital Audio Out settings on page 35 for how to set up the digital output formats.
  • Page 35: Initial Settings Menu

    Initial Settings menu Chapter 7 Initial Settings menu Using the Initial Settings menu The Initial Settings menu provides audio and video output settings, parental lock settings, and display settings, among others. If an option is grayed out it means that it cannot be changed at the current time.
  • Page 36: Video Output Settings

    Initial Settings menu Setting Option Linear PCM Out Down Sample On Down Sample Off MPEG Out MPEG > PCM MPEG Video Output settings Setting Option TV Screen 4:3 (Letter Box) (See also Screen sizes and disc formats on 4:3 (Pan & Scan) page 45.) 16:9 (Wide) Component Out...
  • Page 37: Display Settings

    Initial Settings menu Setting Option Subtitle Language English Languages as displayed Other Language DVD Menu Lan- w/Subtitle Lang. guage Languages as displayed Other Language Subtitle Display Display settings Setting Option OSD Language English Languages as displayed Angle Indicator Options settings Setting Option Parental Lock...
  • Page 38: Speakers Settings

    Initial Settings menu Setting Option SACD Playback 2ch Area Multi-ch Area CD Area DTS Downmix Stereo Lt/Rt Speakers settings Setting Option Audio Output 2 Channel Mode 5.1 Channel Speaker – Installation Speaker Distance – What it means Selects the 2 channel (strereo) SACD audio area of the disc for playback.
  • Page 39: About The Audio Output Settings

    Initial Settings menu About the audio output settings The table below shows how the audio settings you make in the Initial Settings menu (see page 35) affect the output from the 2 channel and the 5.1 channel analog outputs, and from the digital outputs with various types of disc.
  • Page 40: Parental Lock

    Initial Settings menu Parental Lock • Default level: Off; Default password: none; Default Country code: us (2119) To give you some control over what your children watch on your DVD player, some DVD- Video discs feature a Parental Lock level. If your player is set to a lower level than the disc, the disc won’t play.
  • Page 41: Audio Output Mode

    Initial Settings menu The new Country code is set and you will return to the Options menu screen. Note that the new Country code doesn’t take effect until the next disc is loaded (or the current disc is reloaded). DTS Downmix •...
  • Page 42: Speaker Installation

    Initial Settings menu Speaker Installation • Default settings: L/R: Large | C: Large | LS/ RS: Large| SW: On You only need to make this setting if you connected this player to your amplifier using the 5.1 channel analog outputs. This setting does not affect digital audio output.
  • Page 43 • The L and R speakers are paired; you can’t set them differently. Initial Settings Digital Audio Out Video Output 10.0ft. Language 10.0ft. Display 10.0ft. Options 10.0ft. Speakers 10.0ft. DV-575A/DV-578A screen Initial Settings Digital Audio Out Video Output 3.0m Language 3.0m Display 3.0m Options 3.0m Speakers 3.0m DV-676A-S screen...
  • Page 44: Additional Information

    This player is designed to be used only with conventional, fully circular discs. Do not use shaped discs. Pioneer disclaims all liability arising in connection with the use of shaped discs. Cleaning discs Fingerprints and dist on discs can affect playback performance.
  • Page 45: Screen Sizes And Disc Formats

    The DVD player’s lens should not become dirty in normal use, but if for some reason it should malfunction due to dust or dirt, consult your nearest Pioneer-authorized service center. We do not recommend using commercially available lens cleaners for CD players.
  • Page 46: Setting The Tv System

    TV, will result in a distorted picture. Setting the TV system (Except DV-575A, DV-578A) The default setting of this player is AUTO, and unless you notice that the picture is distorted when playing some discs, you should leave it set to AUTO.
  • Page 47: Dvd-Video Regions

    Additional information DVD-Video regions All DVD-Video discs carry a region mark on the case somewhere that indicates which region(s) of the world the disc is compatible with. Your DVD player also has a region mark, which you can find on the rear panel. Discs from incompatible regions will not play in this player.
  • Page 48: Language Code List

    Additional information Language code list Language (Language code letter), Language code Japanese (ja), 1001 English (en), 0514 French (fr), 0618 German (de), 0405 Italian (it), 0920 Spanish (es), 0519 Chinese (zh), 2608 Dutch (nl), 1412 Portuguese (pt), 1620 Swedish (sv), 1922 Russian (ru), 1821 Korean (ko), 1115 Greek (el), 0512...
  • Page 49: Troubleshooting

    Sometimes the trouble may lie in another component. Inspect the other components and electrical appliances being used. If the trouble cannot be rectified after checking the items below, ask your nearest Pioneer authorized service center or your dealer to carry out repair work.
  • Page 50 Additional information Problem No picture/No color. Screen is stretched or aspect does not change. Picture disturbance during playback or the picture is dark. No audio, or audio is distorted. The analog audio is OK, but there appears to be no digital audio signal. Noticeable difference in DVD and CD volume.
  • Page 51 Additional information Problem Remedy Cannot play multi- • Make sure that Audio Output Mode is set to 5.1 Channel channel audio (page 41). • Check that the Dolby Digital, DTS and MPEG Out settings (pages 35–36) are suitable for your amplifier/receiver—check the instruction manual that came with your amplifier/receiver.
  • Page 52 • Static electricity or other external influences may cause malfunctioning of this unit. In this case, unplug the power cord and then plug back in. This will usually reset the unit for proper operation. If this does not correct the problem, please consult your nearest Pioneer service center.
  • Page 53: Glossary

    Additional information Glossary Analog audio Direct representation of sound by an electrical signal. See also Digital audio. Aspect ratio The width of a TV screen relative to its height. Conventional TVs are 4:3; widescreen models are 16:9. Bonus Group An ‘extra’ group on some DVD-Audio (DVD-Audio discs that requires a key number to only)
  • Page 54 Additional information WMA is short for Windows Media Audio and refers to an audio compression technology developed by Microsoft Corporation. Files are recognized by their file extension “.wma”. Microsoft, Windows Media, and the Windows logo are trademarks, or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
  • Page 55: Specifications

    Power consumption DV-575A / DV-578A ....11 W DV-676A-S......12 W Power consumption (standby) DV-575A / DV-578A .
  • Page 56 (including warranty conditions) or any other information. In case the necessary information is not available, please contact the Pioneer's subsidiaries (regional service headquarters) listed below: PLEASE DO NOT SHIP YOUR PRODUCT TO THE COMPANIES at the addresses listed below for repair without advance contact, for these companies are not repair locations.

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