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DVD Player
User's Guide
Model DRC232N
Changing entertainment. Again.

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  • Page 1 DRC232_cov 1/12/04 3:28 PM Page 1 DVD Player User’s Guide Model DRC232N Changing entertainment. Again.
  • Page 2 Product Registration: Please fill out the product registration card (packed separately), and return it immediately. For U.S. customers: Your RCA Consumer Electronics product may also be registered at www.rca.com/productregistration. Registering this product enables us to contact you if necessary.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    DRC232N_approval_1_12 1/13/04 Chapter 1: Setup and Connections Things to consider before you connect ...2 Install batteries in the remote control ...2 Back of the DVD Player: Explanation of jacks and cables...3 Front of the DVD Player ...5 Connect the DVD Player ...6 Point the remote in the right direction and put it in DVD mode ...8 Turn on the TV and the DVD player ...8...
  • Page 4: Chapter 1: Setup And Connections

    DRC232N_approval_1_12 1/13/04 Chapter 1 Things to consider before you connect Protect components from overheating • Don’t block ventilation holes on any of the components. Arrange the components so that air can circulate freely. • Don’t stack components. • If you place components in a stand, make sure you allow adequate ventilation. •...
  • Page 5: Back Of The Dvd Player Explanation Of Jacks And Cables

    DRC232N_approval_1_12 1/13/04 Back of the DVD Player Explanation of Jacks and Cables There are several ways to connect your DVD Player to your TV depending upon the cables you have and the jacks that are on the back of your TV. Different jacks and cables provide a different level of performance.The jacks on the back of your DVD Player and the cables used to connect them are explained below.
  • Page 6: Connections And Setup

    DRC232N_approval_1_12 1/13/04 Connections and Setup Video Jacks and Cables VIDEO OUT Jack and Cable The basic Video jack (usually color-coded yellow) is also referred to as composite video. Composite video is better than the video quality you get from an RF coaxial cable (the type used to plug the cable feed into a TV). Usually the video cable is bundled with the audio cables (white and red).
  • Page 7: Front Of The Dvd Player

    DRC232N_approval_1_12 1/13/04 SVCD STANDBY/ON YPbPr Player Display Front of the player STANDBY/ON - Turns the player on and off.The indicator light comes on when the player is in standby mode (off but still plugged into an AC outlet). OPEN/CLOSE - Opens and closes the disc tray.
  • Page 8: Connect The Dvd Player

    Representative who will visit your home for a fee to install your electronic entertainment system and to instruct you in its operation. For details about this service, call 1-888-206-3359. For additional assistance while using your RCA product, please visit www.rca.com/customersupport Graphics throughout this User’s Guide are for representation only.
  • Page 9 DRC232N_approval_1_12 1/13/04 Connection: DVD + TV + VCR 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 INPUT L and R).
  • Page 10: Point The Remote In The Right Direction And Put It In Dvd Mode

    DRC232N_approval_1_12 1/13/04 Connections and Setup Point the Remote in the Right Direction and Put it in DVD Mode When you want the remote to operate the DVD Player, point the remote at the DVD Player, not the TV. Make sure the remote is in DVD mode - press the DVD button. Also, you must make sure there is a clear path between the remote control and the DVD Player because the remote control uses infrared (IR) technology that sends a command from the remote control to the IR sensor on the front of the DVD player.
  • Page 11: How To Find Your Tv's Video Input Channel

    Channel that corresponds to the jacks you used to connect the DVD Player to the TV.The Video Input Channel(s) varies for different brands and different models of TVs. If your TV is an RCA, GE, or Proscan brand, the DVD’s remote control probably operates it. Just press the TV button, and then press the INPUT button until you see the DVD’s main menu, screen saver, or the disc you’re...
  • Page 12: Chapter 2:The Remote Control

    RCA, GE, and Proscan TVs and VCRs. However, this page only describes the buttons on the remote that you will use with your DVD Player. For descriptions of remote control buttons to be used with your TV and VCR (RCA, GE, and Proscan only), go to the next page.
  • Page 13: Button Description For Tv And Vcr Modes

    SPEED In VCR mode, accesses the timer recording menu in some models. TIMER Puts the remote in TV mode so it operates the TV (RCA, GE, and Proscan TVs only). Functions as a TV/VCR button in VCR mode. TV•VCR Puts the remote in VCR mode so it operates the VCR (RCA, GE, and Proscan VCRs only).
  • Page 14: Chapter 3: Playing Discs

    DRC232N_approval_1_12 1/13/04 Chapter 3 Compatible discs This DVD Player is capable of playing the following types of discs: DVDs, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, Audio CDs, CD-R, CD-RW,Video CDs (VCDs), SVCDs. CDs with mp3 files,WMA files (Windows Media Audio), and DVD+Rewritable JPEG files on them.This DVD Player also supports ClearPlay™...
  • Page 15: Drc232N_Approval_1_12 1/13/04 5:22 Pm

    DRC232N_approval_1_12 1/13/04 Search Options To search a disc, you can use the FORWARD button or the REVERSE button. You can also use 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.To resume normal playback, press PLAY.
  • Page 16: Using The On-Screen Info Displays

    DRC232N_approval_1_12 1/13/04 Playing Discs Using the On-Screen Info Displays The Info Display appears across the top of the screen when you press the INFO button on the remote while you’re playing a disc. Use the an icon is highlighted, follow the on-screen instructions, and use the remote control to scroll through the options.
  • Page 17: How To Navigate In The Info Display

    DRC232N_approval_1_12 1/13/04 Left Down Time Display (all Info Displays) 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.You can skip to any scene. Highlight the Time Display, and use the number buttons on the remote to enter the elapsed time you want to go to.You must use two digits for each field.
  • Page 18: Subtitles Icon

    DRC232N_approval_1_12 1/13/04 Playing Discs Subtitles Icon (DVD Info Display) By default, subtitles are off.To turn subtitles on: With Info Display on the screen, press the icon is highlighted. To turn subtitles on or change the language, press the repeatedly to see what settings are available (the options appear in the To make the Info box at the bottom of the Info Display).
  • Page 19: Play Mode Icon

    DRC232N_approval_1_12 1/13/04 Play Mode Icon (DVD, CD, Info Displays) The Play Mode options available depend upon the type of disc you’re playing. The default play mode (standard play) plays the disc’s contents in the order in which the disc was created (i.e., track 1 plays first, followed by track 2, etc.). Play Mode Options Repeat: DVDs, Audio CDs,VCDs, S-VCDs, mp3 and WMA.
  • Page 20: Playing Discs

    DRC232N_approval_1_12 1/13/04 Playing Discs AB Repeat (DVDs only) AB Repeat lets you define a specific segment on the disc that you want to repeat.To watch a scene over and over: With the Play Mode icon highlighted in the Info Display, press the Repeat Mode: AB.
  • Page 21: Bookmark Icon

    DRC232N_approval_1_12 1/13/04 Bookmark Icon (DVD Info Display) The Bookmark feature lets you mark a point on the disc so you can quickly start playing the disc from a bookmarked point. Creating a Bookmark Highlight the Bookmark icon on the Info Display. Press OK (the Bookmark Banner appears). Highlight an unused bookmark.When the disc reaches the scene you want to mark, press the OK button on the remote (the bookmark icon changes to two icons side-by-side: an arrow and a trash can).
  • Page 22: Camera Angle Icon

    DRC232N_approval_1_12 1/13/04 Playing Discs Camera Angle Icon (DVD Info Display) Some discs contain multiple angles of a particular scene or sequence. If the disc only has one angle, this feature won’t work. Currently, very few discs have this feature. While a disc is playing, press ANGLE on the remote. If the disc wasn’t created with multiple angles, the invalid symbol appears.
  • Page 23 DRC232N_approval_1_12 1/13/04 This on-screen arrow indicates that there are more files/folders listed above the current list—press the up arrow button) on the remote control to scroll through the list. Press (the down arrow button) on the remote control to see the other files/folders that are on the disc.
  • Page 24: Musical Slide Show (Playing Jpeg Files And Mp3 Files At The Same Time)

    DRC232N_approval_1_12 1/13/04 Playing Discs JPEG Info Display: during playback, press INFO on the remote control.To change the slide show speed, press the button to access different options. Graphics throughout this User’s Guide are for representation only. 5:22 PM Page 22 Playback Details (continued) Once you’ve inserted the disc and selected your JPEG file/folder from the on-screen list:...
  • Page 25 DRC232N_approval_1_12 1/13/04 OF F • G O B A C K MUTE RETU R N CLEAR AU DIO ANGLE LOC K SUBTIT LE TIT LE TIMER GUIDE INFO INPUT PLAY MODE • REVERSE PLAY FORWAR D RECOR D STOP PAUSE AGAIN ZO OM OPEN...
  • Page 26: Chapter 4:The Clearplay™ Feature

    DRC232N_approval_1_12 1/13/04 Chapter 4 ClearPlay™ Feature This DVD Player supports ClearPlay filtering tools. ClearPlay is another Parental Control option that enables you to play movies with a rating that you might not normally let your children watch because the offensive content is automatically skipped during playback and offensive language is automatically muted.
  • Page 27 DRC232N_approval_1_12 1/13/04 Lock ClearPlay Settings Password Filters Rating Limits Help Unrated Titles To see filters available, press OK. Resume Play Play Mode Parental Control Lock Display Password Sound Rating Limits Languages Unrated Titles ClearPlay Use a password to lock the player and put into effect any limits you have set up.
  • Page 28: Customizing Your Clearplay Filters

    DRC232N_approval_1_12 1/13/04 The ClearPlay™ Feature Resume Play Play Mode Parental Control Lock Display Password Sound Rating Limits Languages Unrated Titles ClearPlay Use a password to lock the player and put into effect any limits you have set up. Lock Password Settings Rating Limits Filters...
  • Page 29: Downloading New Clearplay Filters

    DRC232N_approval_1_12 1/13/04 Vain Reference to Deity Violence Sex and Nudity Crude Language & Humor Language Ethnic and Social Slurs Other Cursing Strong Profanity Graphic Vulgarity Computer New Releases All Movies Select ClearPlay movie filters to copy to the DVD player, then eject the disc.
  • Page 30 DRC232N_approval_1_12 1/13/04 The ClearPlay™ Feature Movies ABC New Releases All Movies Movies DEF Movies GHI Movies JKL Movies MNO Movies PQR Movies STU View the filters for movie titles starting with these letters. 1 filter selected, 14 available Movie Title 1 Movie Title 3 Movie Title 2 English...
  • Page 31: The Dvd Player Menu System

    DRC232N_approval_1_12 1/13/04 Chapter 5 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 appears when there’s no disc playing. If you are playing a disc, press STOP on the remote control to stop playback (the DVD player menu appears).
  • Page 32: Program Play

    DRC232N_approval_1_12 1/13/04 Menu System Program Play (Audio CDs) With this option, you choose the order in which the tracks play. Highlight Program Play, and press the OK button (the Program Playlist screen appears). Follow the on-screen instructions to create your program: Audio CD: select a track using the the tracks.
  • Page 33: Parental Control Menu

    DRC232N_approval_1_12 1/13/04 The Parental Control 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 indicates whether the player is locked or unlocked. Locked: You need to enter the password in order to play discs that have a higher rating than what you’ve allowed.When the player is locked, nobody can access the Control...
  • Page 34: Changing Your Password

    DRC232N_approval_1_12 1/13/04 Menu System Resume Play Play Mode Parental Control Lock Password Display Rating Limits Sound Unrated Titles Languages ClearPlay Use a password to lock the player and put into effect any limits you have set up. Lock Enter New Password Password Rating Limits Unrated Titles...
  • Page 35: Unrated Titles

    DRC232N_approval_1_12 1/13/04 8 Least Restrictive *MPAA ratings may vary from disc to disc. 1 Most Restrictive Password Required Free Access Free Access Unrated Titles Password Required Graphics throughout this User’s Guide are for representation only. 5:22 PM Page 33 Note: Ratings that won’t require a password (free access) appear under the bar.
  • Page 36: Display Menu

    DRC232N_approval_1_12 1/13/04 The Menu System The Display Menu Display menu contains the settings that affect how a disc’s content looks on your TV. Play Play Mode Parental Control Display TV Image Sound Front Display Languages Graphics throughout this User’s Guide are for representation only. 5:22 PM Page 34 TV Image...
  • Page 37: Front Display

    DRC232N_approval_1_12 1/13/04 Front Display You can change the brightness of the display on the front of your DVD player to suit the lighting of the room. SVCD STANDBY/ON YPbPr Front Display Play Play Mode Parental Control TV Image Display Sound Front Display Languages Graphics throughout this User’s Guide are for representation only.
  • Page 38: Sound Menu

    DRC232N_approval_1_12 1/13/04 Menu System The Sound Menu Sound menu lets you adjust the player’s settings to match the equipment you connected to your DVD Player, and to use the DVD Player’s Sound features. Sound Logic The Sound Logic feature compresses the dynamic range (quietest sound to loudest sound) of a disc’s soundtrack to even out the volume range.
  • Page 39: Languages Menu

    DRC232N_approval_1_12 1/13/04 Resume Play Play Mode Player Menus Lock Disc Menus Display Audio Sound Subtitle Languages Resume Play Play Mode Player Menus Lock Disc Menus Display Audio Sound Subtitle Languages Notes: Discs are created differently.The DVD player can’t override some language preferences. If a disc’s software was created to play the movie (title) in a preferred language, the preference you set might be ignored.
  • Page 40: Chapter 6:Additional Information

    Representative who will visit your home for a fee to install your electronic entertainment system and to instruct you in its operation. For details about this service, call 1-888-206-3359. For additional assistance while using your RCA products, please visit www.rca.com/customersupport. Player won’t work •...
  • Page 41: Additional Information

    If you’re operating the TV, press the button first, etc. (this remote operates most RCA, GE, and Proscan TVs). • Check battery installation— the direction of the + and – on the batteries must match information in battery compartment cover.
  • Page 42: Maintenance Of Cabinet

    DRC232N_approval_1_12 1/13/04 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. • Wipe the cabinet with a soft cloth. Formation of Condensation •...
  • Page 43: Progressive Scan

    DRC232N_approval_1_12 1/13/04 Progressive Scan If your TV is capable of displaying Progressive Scan video, you must do three things to watch DVDs in Progressive Scan format—make sure your TV is a Progressive Scan TV; connect the DVD player to the TV via the COMPONENT OUT jacks (Y, Pb, Pr); and turn on Progressive Scan in the DVD player.
  • Page 44: Progressive Scan Troubleshooting

    DRC232N_approval_1_12 1/13/04 5:22 PM Page 42 Additional Information Progressive Scan Troubleshooting Some high-end HDTVs and multimedia monitors offer progressive scanning of the video signal instead of interlace. Proponents of Progressive Scan say it provides a crisper picture because it eliminates the “flicker” or “jitter” at the edges of the screen.Your DVD player is equipped to send a progressive scan signal (page 41).
  • Page 45: License Agreement For Clearplay™ Filters

    DRC232N_approval_1_12 1/13/04 5:22 PM Page 43 Additional Information END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT for ClearPlay™ Filtering YOUR RIGHT TO USE THE CONTENT FILTERING SOFTWARE AND CONTENT FILTERS INSTALLED ON THIS DEVICE IS GRANTED SOLELY PURSUANT TO THE TERMS OF THIS END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT (“AGREEMENT”). YOUR RIGHT TO USE ADDITIONAL CONTENT FILTERS ON THIS DEVICE IS LIMITED SOLELY TO THOSE CONTENT FILTERS LICENSED BY OR THROUGH CLEARPLAY, INC.
  • Page 46 DRC232N_approval_1_12 1/13/04 5:22 PM Page 44 Additional Information END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT for ClearPlay™ Filtering 4. Termination. Licensee’s license may be immediately terminated upon any attempted violation of the terms of this Agreement. 5. NO WARRANTIES. NONE OF THE SUPPLIERS OF THE SOFTWARE OR FILTERS INSTALLED ON THIS DEVICE MAKES ANY WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, REGARDING SUCH SOFTWARE OR FILTERS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF...
  • Page 47: Recommendations And Information About Discs

    DRC232N_approval_1_12 1/13/04 Recommendations and information concerning discs CD-R and CD-RW discs This player can play most CD-R and CD-RW discs. However, depending on the recorder of the discs of your personal computer, the type of disc and recording method used, some discs might not play, or the performance might not meet the expected standard of quality.When playing a CD-R disc, it is completely normal for the unit to take up to 20 seconds to recognize the disc before it plays.
  • Page 48 DRC232N_approval_1_12 1/13/04 Additional Information CD-R and CD-RW discs with JPEG format “image” files To view your JPEG images on a TV set you do not need to record your photographs with a resolution above 400,000 pixels (which corresponds to an image format of about 720 x 576 dots) because of the resolution of most TVs.
  • Page 49: Limited Warranty

    DRC232N_approval_1_12 1/13/04 Limited Warranty What your warranty covers: • Defects 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.
  • Page 50 Thomson. Product Registration: Please complete the online Product Registration on www.rca.com/productregistration or complete and mail the Product Registration Card packed with your unit. It will make it easier to contact you should it ever be necessary. The return of the card is not required for warranty coverage.
  • Page 51: Accessories To Complement Your Dvd Player

    To place an order by phone, have your Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card ready and call the toll- free number listed below. 1-800-338-0376 (Use this number only to place an order for accessory items.) For more information about accessories, go to www.rca.com reset Surge Protector (SCTV4000C),...
  • Page 52 DRC232N_approval_1_12 1/13/04 5:22 PM Page 50 Visit the RCA website at www.rca.com Please do not send any products to the Indianapolis address listed below or on the carton.This will only add delays in service for your product. Thomson Inc. 10330 North Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46290 ©2004 Thomson Inc.