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Pioneer DV-626D Operating Instructions Manual

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  • Page 1 DVD PLAYER DV-626D Operating Instructions...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    Please read through these operating instructions so you will know how to operate your model properly. After you have finished reading the instructions, put them away in a safe place for future reference. • This player is not suitable for commercial use. IMPORTANT The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user...
  • Page 3 CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR PURCHASE OF THIS FINE PIONEER PRODUCT. Pioneer is on the leading edge of DVD research for consumer products and this unit incorporates the latest technological developments. We are sure you will be fully satisfied with the DVD player.
  • Page 4: Features Of This Player

    Compatible with DVD, Video CD and CD formats DVDs, Video CDs and CDs that display the logos shown below can be played back on PIONEER DVD players. For more information on discs compatible with this player, refer to the table below.
  • Page 5 Easy setup and adjustment using on-screen menus Press SETUP on the remote control to open the Setup screen and you’ll find setting up and adjusting the system easy to do with on-screen menus conveniently organized and arranged. Additionally, on-screen information ( ) appears to clarify the functions and explain the options available.
  • Page 6: Differences In Disc Composition

    Differences in Disc Composition DVDs are divided into units referred to as titles, and titles are divided into chapters. A DVD which contains a movie may have only one title with many or no chapter divisions. Karaoke DVDs may have many titles, assigning a title to each song on the DVD.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Before Using ... 8 Checking Accessories ... 8 Preparing the Remote Control ... 8 Names and Functions ... 9 Front Panel ... 9 Display Window ... 11 Rear Panel ... 12 Remote Control ... 13 Making Connections ... 15 Connecting Your DVD Player ...
  • Page 8: Before Using

    Before Using Checking Accessories Please confirm that the following were received with the player. Audio cord Video cord Power cord <U.S. and Canadian models> <Other models> Remote control unit AA/R6P batteries Operating instructions (this manual) Remote control operation (23 ft.) Preparing the Remote Control Inserting batteries into the remote control...
  • Page 9: Names And Functions

  • Page 10 7 (stop) button Press to stop playback. Pressing once enables playback to resume from a point shortly before the location where it stopped. Pressing twice causes the disc to return to the beginning of the disc if playback starts again (page 28). 8 (pause) button Press during playback to pause.
  • Page 11: Display Window

    Display Window 96 kHz ANGLE DOWN MIX TITLE 96 kHz indicator Indicates that the currently loaded disc contains an audio signal with a sampling frequency of 96 kHz. ANGLE indicator Indicates Multi-Angle playback is in progress (page 48). TITLE indicator Indicates a title number is being displayed.
  • Page 12: Rear Panel

    (The TV SYSTEM switch is not present on U.S. and Canadian models) CONTROL jacks Use to connect this player to another component bearing the Pioneer Î mark. This lets you control this unit as though it were a component in a system. Player operations are then performed by pointing the remote control at the component that the player is connected to (page 20).
  • Page 13: Remote Control

  • Page 14 RETURN button* Use to go one menu back (current settings are maintained). Use RETURN want to change the option setting in a menu (pages 26, 30, and 55). STEP/SLOW e/E buttons Press STEP/SLOW E during playback to view slow playback. In pause mode, press STEP/SLOW E to advance DVDs and Video CDs frame by frame and STEP/SLOW e to back up a DVD a few frames at a time (page 45).
  • Page 15: Making Connections

    Making Connections Connecting Your DVD Player Unlike any other audiovisual media format, DVD offers a wide array of audio and video output options which allows playback to be enjoyed in any number of system configurations from a standard TV with stereo audio input to a home theater system with a projection monitor and full surround sound capabilities.
  • Page 16: Home Theater Component Connections

    Home Theater Component Connections The connections on this page demonstrate the versatility of this player to conform to any number of home entertainment systems. Please note that the illustration shown on this page is meant as an example. Please refer to the manuals supplied with the components to which you are making connections to determine the best possible setup for your home system.
  • Page 17: Audio Connections

    Audio Connections This player features two digital (optical and coaxial) and also analog 2 channel and 5.1 channel audio output connection possibilities. Digital Audio Connections: You can enjoy the digital audio recorded on DVD discs from both optical digital and coaxial digital output jacks. When making digital audio connections, do not make connections from both the coaxial and optical digital outputs to the same component.
  • Page 18: Analog Audio Connection

    Analog Audio Connection: After making physical connections to either the AUDIO OUT (2 Ch) or AUDIO OUT (5.1 Ch) analog jacks, be sure to identify which output you are going to be using in the [Analog Jacks] screen of the Setup Navigator (page 23). You can also manually set the output in the [Audio Out] setting of the Setup screen Audio 2 menu (page 33).
  • Page 19: Video Connections

    Video Connections This player features S-video, composite, and component video output possibilities. Check the manual supplied with your TV or monitor to determine the best possible connection for your system. In addition to making physical connections to your TV or monitor, it is also necessary to assign the TV screen size.
  • Page 20: System Control Connections

    (3.5 mm dia. with no resistance) to connect this player’s CONTROL IN jack to the CONTROL OUT jack of another PIONEER component bearing the Î mark, you can control the player as though it were a component in a system (system control).
  • Page 21: Setting Up The Player

    A detailed description of the contents of each question that appears on the screen can be found on the following pages. Procedures in this section use the DV-626D (U.S. and Canadian models). Differences in procedures of other models are clearly marked by white numbered steps.
  • Page 22: Setting The Osd Language

    Setting the OSD Language (On-Screen Display Language) The [OSD Language] screen establishes the OSD language, or on-screen display language, which refers to the language that is used by the player in menus and on-screen messages. Additionally, the language that is established at this setting will also be used for the default audio and subtitle language.
  • Page 23: Setting Analog Audio Connections To An Av Amplifier Or Receiver

    Setting analog audio connections to an AV amplifier or receiver The [Analog Jacks] screen establishes whether analog connections have been made to an AV amplifier or receiver, and if connections are made, whether the connections made are for 2 channel stereo or for 5.1 channel surround sound.
  • Page 24 Setting digital audio connections to an AV amplifier or decoder The [Digital Jacks] screen establishes whether digital connections have been made to an AV amplifier, receiver, or external decoder. As there are numerous options available, please refer to the instructions supplied with the component the player is connected to to determine what digital audio formats can be decoded.
  • Page 25: Getting Started Using Your Dvd Player

    Getting Started Using Your DVD Player Playing DVDs, Video CDs and – DVD/Video CD/CD Before you can start to enjoy the digital audio and video on DVDs, be sure that you have either performed the Setup Navigator procedure described in the previous section or made the necessary settings in the Setup screen menus as outlined in the next section to set up the player to correspond to your home system.
  • Page 26: When A Menu Screen Is Displayed

    When a menu screen is displayed Menu screens are displayed for DVDs that have menu screens or Video CDs that include Playback Control (PBC). DVDs often contain extra information that can be accessed in the DVD menu and sometimes makes navigating DVD menu screens as enjoyable as watching the feature presentation.
  • Page 27: Chapter (Track) Skip Forward/Skip Back

    Chapter (Track) Skip Forward/ Skip Back – DVD/Video CD/CD PREVIOUS 4 ¢ ¡ ¡ ¢ Forward and Reverse Scanning – DVD/Video CD/CD PLAY 3 ¢ ¡ REV 1 ¡ ¢ Advancing to the next chapter (track) Press NEXT ¢ (¡ ¢ on the front panel). •...
  • Page 28: Stopping Playback And Switching Power Off

    Stopping Playback and Switching Power Off – DVD/Video CD/CD 4(4) ¢ 4,(5) ¡ Resuming playback from where you stopped With this player, it is possible to resume play of a DVD even when play has been stopped. Press STOP 7 once to enable play to resume from a point shortly before the DVD was stopped when PLAY 3 is pressed again.
  • Page 29: Adjusting Audio And Video Settings

    If a DVD has been loaded, be sure to press STOP 7 before proceeding. Procedures in this section use the DV-626D (U.S. and Canadian models). Differences in procedures of other models are clearly marked by white numbered steps.
  • Page 30: Changing To The Setup Screen "Expert" Menu Mode

    ¢ Move the cursor control joystick up or down to select a new setting and press ENTER to set the new setting in memory. Press RETURN or move the cursor control joystick left to exit the options without making any changes. Press RETURN or move the cursor control joystick left to go back to the main menu bar...
  • Page 31: Setting The Digital Audio Output To Be Compatible With Your Av Component

    Setting the Digital Audio Output To Be Compatible with Your AV Component – DVD This player is capable of digital audio output for Dolby Digital, DTS, MPEG, and signals with a sampling rate of 96 kHz. Make settings in the Setup screen Audio 1 menu to reflect the capabilities of the components that you have made digital connections to.
  • Page 32: Turning The Digital Output On And Off

    Turning the Digital Output On and Off Expert Depending on your preferences and the type of connections made, you may opt not to have the digital audio signal output at all. When this setting is set to “Off” there is no signal output from the digital audio output jacks.
  • Page 33: Setting Your Speaker System For Multichannel Audio Playback

    Setting Your Speaker System for Multichannel Audio Playback This player player contains a built-in decoder for Dolby Digital and DTS audio sources as well as 5.1 channel discrete audio output. Ideally, a 5.1 channel system contains 6 speakers: 2 front speakers, 2 surround speakers, a center speaker, and a sub woofer.
  • Page 34: Setting The Tv Screen Size

    Setting the TV Screen Size The width-to-height ratio of conventional TVs is 4:3, while the width-to-height ratio of wide screen and high-definition TVs is 16:9. This width-to-height ratio is called the aspect ratio. When viewing software recorded in different aspect ratios, the image’s height to width ratio can be switched to match the TV or monitor being used.
  • Page 35: Adjusting The Osd (On-Screen Display)

    Adjusting the OSD (On-Screen Display) If you have already completed the Setup Navigator screen operations, the settings on this page have already been set by the player. Setting the on-screen display (OSD) language This setting is used to establish the language that operation indicators and on-screen messages and operations display.
  • Page 36: Setting The Language Options

    Setting the Language Options DVDs have the capacity to contain a great deal of audio information, which includes the ability to hold up to 8 different language tracks and subtitle information in as many as 32 different languages. This section outlines the variety of audio language and subtitle options available with this player.
  • Page 37: Changing The Audio Language (Multi-Language Function)

    Changing the Audio Language (Multi-Language Function) Dolby Digital, PCM, and other audio data can be recorded on DVDs in a number of languages or audio tracks, letting you choose the desired language or audio. Dolby Digital 5.1CH Audio English Audio AUDIO ¢...
  • Page 38: Setting Language And Subtitle Preferences In The Setup Screen Menus

    Setting Language and Subtitle Preferences in the Setup Screen Menus The Setup screen Language menu contains a number of settings related to the audio and subtitle language preferences. Please note that changes to the settings in the Language menu in this section cannot be made when a disc is playing.
  • Page 39 When “Other” is selected When you want to select one of the 136 languages as the main audio language, follow the steps below when the following screen appears. A language code list can be found on page 64. Audio1 Video Language General OSD Language –...
  • Page 40 Setting Auto Language to control subtitle and audio language based on program content When the Auto Language function is used, foreign movies are shown with the original audio soundtrack and subtitles in the language selected in the [Subtitle Language] menu option. Domestic films are shown with the original audio soundtrack and no subtitles.
  • Page 41: Advanced Functions

    Advanced Functions This player is compatible with DVD, Video CD, and CD disc formats. Users already familiar with Video CD or CD will already be familiar with some of the functions the player is capable of performing. With DVD, an even greater number of possibilities and functions are available.
  • Page 42: Adjusting The Dynamic Range Of The Audio Soundtrack

    Adjusting the Dynamic Range of the Audio Soundtrack Audio DRC stands for Audio Dynamic Range Compression. When Audio DRC is on, soft sounds such as dialog can be heard more clearly without making loud sounds even louder. Select from three levels of compression depending on how much effect you want.
  • Page 43: Adjusting The Video Quality (Digital Noise Reduction)

    Adjusting the Video Quality (Digital Noise Reduction) – DVD/Video CD You can either select a preprogrammed setting designed to match certain program types or make adjustments to match your own preferences and save them in the player’s memory. Selecting a preprogrammed setting (Cursor) ¢...
  • Page 44 Adjusting the picture quality settings DISPLAY 2,4,5,6 (Cursor) ¢ Press VIDEO ADJUST (V.ADJ). Move the cursor control joystick down to select “Video Setup”. Press ENTER. Move the cursor control joystick up or down to select the setting to adjust. Move Select ENTER The settings rotate in the following order.
  • Page 45: Still Frame/Slow Play/Frame Advance Playback

    Still Frame/Slow Play/Frame Advance Playback – DVD/Video CD The video images on DVD and Video CD can be viewed as a still frame, played back at slow speeds and even advanced frame by frame. PLAY 3 ¢ ¡ Viewing a still frame Press PAUSE 8.
  • Page 46: Scanning In Forward And Reverse Directions At Different Speeds

    Scanning in Forward and Reverse Directions at Different Speeds – DVD/Video CD This player incorporates technology that enables smooth playback of DVDs and Video CDs not only at different speeds but also in both forward and reverse directions. Video CDs cannot be played slowly in the reverse direction.
  • Page 47: Searching For A Title, Chapter, Track, Or Location On A Disc

    Searching for a Title, Chapter, Track, or Location on a Disc – DVD/Video CD/CD This player offers different ways of accessing the information on a DVD, Video CD, or CD. Using SEARCH MODE, you can search for titles or chapters on a DVD, tracks on a Video CD or CD, and even select the point in time to start playback.
  • Page 48: Viewing From A Desired Camera Angle (Multi-Angle)

    Viewing from a Desired Camera Angle (Multi-Angle) – DVD You can select a camera angle when viewing DVDs with the multi-angle option. ANGLE : 1/4 » ANGLE : 4/4 ¢ Press ANGLE during playback. The camera angle changes each time you press the button.
  • Page 49: Repeat Play

    Repeat Play – DVD/Video CD/CD You can repeat an entire title, chapter or track, or just a part. PLAY 3 ¢ ¡ REPEAT Repeat play of a chapter/track Press REPEAT once during playback of the chapter or track you want to repeat. Repeat play of a title Press REPEAT twice during playback of the title you want to repeat.
  • Page 50: Random Play

    Random Play – DVD/Video CD/CD Play titles, chapters, or tracks on a disc in random order. ¢ RANDOM Random playback of chapters within one title – DVD Press RANDOM once, then press ENTER. “Random Chapter” appears on the screen, and chapters within the title will be played back in random order.
  • Page 51: Playback In A Desired Order (Program Play)

    Playback in a Desired Order (Program Play) – DVD/Video CD/CD The titles and chapters within a title on a DVD and similarly the tracks on a Video CD or CD can be arranged to play in the order you want. Programming DVDs A program with a maximum of 24 steps can be memorized.
  • Page 52 Programming Video CDs, CDs A program with a maximum of 24 steps can be memorized. STOP 7 ¢ Press PROGRAM. The program screen appears. When a Video CD or CD is loaded, the cursor appears in the program window. Program Track Current: Track Total Time ––...
  • Page 53 To make a program of your favorite parts of a disc as it plays – DVD/Video CD/CD With this player, it is possible to make a program as you watch a DVD or Video CD or while listening to a CD. Press and hold PROGRAM for at least 2 seconds at any point during playback of a title, chapter, or track you want to program, and it will be made...
  • Page 54: Setting The Parental Lock Level

    Setting the Parental Lock Level This player lets you set the Parental Lock if the DVD has a parental lock level recorded on it. With Parental Lock capable discs, you can block access to material you feel is inappropriate for your children. Refer to the DVD disc jacket and the accompanying documentation to see if a particular disc contains a parental lock level.
  • Page 55 Setting the Parental Lock level Change the Parental Lock level to a higher or lower level according to the settings printed on the DVD disc jacket or accompanying documentation. If you use the Condition Memory function to save the settings for a particular disc, the Parental Lock level is saved as well.
  • Page 56: Continuing Playback From A Specified Location (Last Memory)

    Continuing Playback from a Specified Location (Last Memory) – DVD/Video CD The Last Memory function is convenient when you want to continue viewing a disc from the point where you were watching before. Unlike the resume function, the Last Memory function is effective even if the DVD is removed from the player (Last Memory locations saved for Video CDs are effective only if the disc remains loaded in the player).
  • Page 57: Memorizing Settings For Often Viewed Dvds (Condition Memory)

    Memorizing Settings for Often Viewed DVDs (Condition Memory) – DVD You can store in memory settings for DVDs you often watch. Settings remain in memory even if you remove the disc from the player, or switch power to the player to standby.
  • Page 58: Memorizing Regularly Used Menu Settings (Function Memory)

    Memorizing Regularly Used Menu Settings (Function Memory) – DVD/Video CD/CD You can create a shortcut menu that contains settings that you frequently change and call up this menu whenever you need to change one of the stored settings. Settings remain in memory regardless of the disc loaded in the player.
  • Page 59: Viewing Disc Information

    Viewing Disc Information – DVD/Video CD/CD Use DISPLAY to get current information about the disc currently loaded. You can get information about the titles and chapters on a DVD or tracks on a Video CD or CD. When viewing DVDs, you can also check the digital bitstream transmission rate.
  • Page 60 0.03 Play 3.32 –3.29/ Track « 0.03 Play –6.29/ 6.32 « Display off Video CD (with PBC disabled) 5/10 20.19 Play –2.38/ 22.57 « 20.19 Play 2.38/ 4.40 Track « 20.19 Play –2.02/ 4.40 Track « Display off Press DISPLAY while a disc is stopped to display DVD title and chapter information or Video CD and Track Information: CD track information.
  • Page 61: Changing The Background Color Of The Screen

    Changing the Background Color of the Screen Expert You can select a blue or black background to appear when the player is in the stop mode. Make changes to the [Background Color] setting in the Setup screen General menu in the “Expert” menu mode (page 30).
  • Page 62: Additional Information

    The player's pickup lens should not become dirty in normal use, but if for some reason it should malfunction due to soiling, contact your nearest PIONEER authorized service center. Lens cleaners are commercially available, but special care should be exercised in their use since some may cause damage to the lens.
  • Page 63: For Proper And Long Use Of This Unit

    Check the power cord once in a while. When you find it damaged, ask your nearest PIONEER authorized service center or your dealer for a replacement. CAUTION: WHEN PLACING THE UNIT IN A...
  • Page 64: Language Code List

    Language Code List Language codes are used when setting the audio and subtitle language preferences (page 39). Language Input-code Japanese (ja) English (en) French (fr) German (de) Italian (it) Spanish (es) Dutch (nl) Russian (ru) Chinese (zh) Korean (ko) Greek (el) Afar (aa) Abkhazian (ab) Afrikaans (af)
  • Page 65: Troubleshooting

    Inspect the other components and electrical appliances being used. If the trouble cannot be rectified even after exercising the checks listed below, ask your nearest PIONEER authorized service center or your dealer to carry out repair work. The disc table comes back out automatically, shortly after the disc table is closed.
  • Page 66 Static electricity or other external influence may cause malfunctioning of this unit. In this case, unplugging the power cord and then re-plugging it in will usually reset the unit for proper operation. If this does not correct the problem, please consult your nearest PIONEER service center.
  • Page 67: Terms

    Terms Aspect ratio Aspect ratio refers to the length to height ratio of TV screens. The ratio of a standard TV is 4:3, while the ratio of a high-definition or wide TV is 16:9. The latter allows you to enjoy a picture with a wider perspective. Chapter number Chapter numbers are the numbers assigned to sections of a title on the disc, similar to chapters in a book.
  • Page 68 System control When you connect this player via a cord with a mini plug to another Pioneer component such as a receiver or an amplifier bearing the Î mark, you can control the player as though it were a component in a system. To control the player, point the player’s remote control at the...
  • Page 69: Specifications

    Specifications General System .. DVD system and Compact Disc digital audio system Power requirements U.S. and Canadian models ... AC 120 V, 60 Hz Other models ... AC 110~127/220~240 V, 50/60 Hz Power consumption ... 19 W Power consumption in standby mode ... less than 0.9 W Weight U.S.