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DRC240. cov
3/15/04
10:01 AM
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DVD Player
User's Guide
Model DRC240N
Changing Entertainment. Again.

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  • Page 1 DRC240. cov 3/15/04 10:01 AM Page 1 DVD Player User’s Guide Model DRC240N 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 allows us to contact you if necessary.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    DRC240.body 3/16/04 11:41 AM Chapter 1: Connections and Setup Things to consider before you connect ...2 Install batteries in the Remote...2 Back of the DVD Player: Explanation of Jacks and Cables ...3 Front of the DVD Player ...5 Player front display...5 Connection: DVD+TV+VCR ...7 Point the Remote in the Right Direction ...8 Turn on the TV and the DVD Player ...8...
  • Page 4: Chapter 1 Connections And Setup

    DRC240.body 3/16/04 11:41 AM 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

    DRC240.body 3/16/04 11:41 AM VIDEO OUT AUDIO OUT COMPONENT VIDEO OUT AUDIO OUT S-VIDEO OUT Back of 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.
  • Page 6: Connections And Setup

    DRC240.body 3/16/04 11:41 AM Connections and Setup VIDEO OUT DIGITAL AUDIO OUT COAXIAL COMPONENT VIDEO OUT AUDIO OUT S-VIDEO OUT (REGULAR AND PROG. SCAN) Audio Jacks and Cables AUDIO OUT AUDIO R and L jacks AUDIO L (left) and R (right) These jacks send the audio from the disc you’re playing to the TV.The audio jacks and cables are often color-coded (red for right audio, and white for left Audio/...
  • Page 7: Front Of The Dvd Player

    DRC240.body 3/16/04 11:41 AM Front of the DVD Player (buttons appear left to right below) 1 STANDBY/ON - Turns the player on and off. 2 EJECT - Removes disc from player. 3 STOP - Stops disc play. 4 PREV/video - Goes to the beginning of the previous chapter or track.When you’re not playing a disc, accesses Video Output options when you press and hold the button for 3 seconds (see page 32).
  • Page 8 For details about this service, call 1-888-206-3359. For additional assistance while using your RCA product, please visit www.rca.com/customersupport. Page 6...
  • Page 9: Connection: Dvd+Tv+Vcr

    DRC240.body 3/16/04 11:41 AM 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 IN L and R).
  • Page 10: Point The Remote In The Right Direction

    DRC240.body 3/16/04 11:41 AM 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 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

    Chapter 2 Button Descriptions for DVD Mode In addition to operating your DVD Player, the remote that came with it will operate most 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.
  • Page 13: Button Descriptions For Tv And Vcr

    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

    DRC240.body 3/16/04 11:41 AM 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 DVDs, Audio CDs, CD-R, CD- RW,Video CDs (VCDs), SVCDs. CDs with mp3 files,WMA files (Windows DVD+Rewritable Media Audio), JPEG files and properly encoded DivX discs.
  • Page 15: Search Options

    DRC240.body 3/16/04 11:41 AM 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

    DRC240.body 3/16/04 11:41 AM 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 to scroll through the options.
  • Page 17: How To Navigate The Info Display

    DRC240.body 3/16/04 11:41 AM 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 right 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

    DRC240.body 3/16/04 11:41 AM 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 box at the bottom of the Info Display).
  • Page 19: Play Mode Icon

    DRC240.body 3/16/04 11:41 AM Play Mode Icon (DVD and 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 and Audio CDs Random Play: DVDs, Audio CDs,VCDs, mp3s and WMA files (tracks play in...
  • Page 20: Ab Repeat

    DRC240.body 3/16/04 11:41 AM 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

    DRC240.body 3/16/04 11:41 AM Bookmark Icon (DVD and Audio CD 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

    DRC240.body 3/16/04 11:41 AM 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.
  • Page 23: Playing Discs

    DRC240.body 3/16/04 11:41 AM Play Start Play Mode Random Play Parental Control Program Play Display AutoPlay Sound IntroScan DivX Languages Cancel Play Press OK if you want to use one of your views now. ANGLE AU DIO ANGLE LOC K SUBTITLE SUBTIT LE TIT LE...
  • Page 24: Playing Mp3,Wma And Jpeg Files

    DRC240.body 3/16/04 11:41 AM Playing mp3,WMA and JPEG files mp3 is an audio file format which compresses recorded music. It was developed by Fraunhofer Gesellschaft in collaboration with Thomson Inc.The main advantage of the mp3 format is the ability to store CD-quality music tracks that are user-friendly and compressed on a personal computer.
  • Page 25: Basic Playback

    DRC240.body 3/16/04 11:41 AM Press (the down arrow button) on the remote control to see the other files/folders that are on the disc. Music icon: denotes an mp3 or WMA music file Camera icon: denotes a JPEG picture file Folder icon: to play all the files in the folder, highlight the folder and press PLAY.To see the files inside the folder,...
  • Page 26: Musical Slide Show: Playing Jpeg Files And Mp3 Or

    DRC240.body 3/16/04 11:41 AM Playing Discs JPEG Info Display: during playback, press INFO on the remote control.To change the slide show speed, press the button on the remote to highlight the icon and then button to access different options. Page 24 Playback Details (continued) Once you’ve inserted the disc and selected your JPEG file/folder from the on-screen list:...
  • Page 27 DRC240.body 3/16/04 11:41 AM • OF F G O B A C K MUTE RETU R N CLEAR MEN U AU DIO ANGLE LOC K SUBTIT LE TIT LE TIMER GUIDE INFO INPUT PLAY MODE • REVERSE PLAY FORWAR D RECOR D STOP PAUSE...
  • Page 28: Chapter 4: Menu System

    DRC240.body 3/16/04 11:41 AM Chapter 4 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 29: Program Play

    DRC240.body 3/16/04 11:41 AM Menu System Program Play With this option, you choose the order in which the chapters (or 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 30: Parental Control Menu

    DRC240.body 3/16/04 11:41 AM 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 31: Unlocking Your Dvd Player

    DRC240.body 3/16/04 11:41 AM Menu System Unlocking your DVD Player If you’re playing a disc, press STOP (the DVD Player’s main menu appears). Press the button until screen appears). Use the number buttons to enter the password you created, and press OK (the Control menu items appear).
  • Page 32: Setting Ratings For Rated Titles

    DRC240.body 3/16/04 11:41 AM 8 Least Restrictive 7 NC-17 *MPAA ratings 4 PG-13 may vary from 3 PG disc to disc. Password Required Free Access Free Access Unrated Titles Password Required Page 30 Menu System Setting Ratings for Rated Titles: Rating Limits menu enables you to block discs that contain movies that have a rating assigned to them (R,...
  • Page 33: Display Menu

    DRC240.body 3/16/04 11:41 AM Menu System 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 Progressive Scan To return to the previous menu, press button.
  • Page 34: Progressive Scan

    DRC240.body 3/16/04 11:41 AM Play Play Mode Parental Control TV Image Display Front Display Sound Progressive Scan Languages Progressive Scan If your TV is capable of displaying Progressive Scan video, you must do three things to watch DVDs in Progressive Scan format. 1) Make sure your TV is a Progressive Scan TV (check the owner’s manual).
  • Page 35: Menu System

    DRC240.body 3/16/04 11:41 AM Menu System Turn on Progressive Scan from the Front Panel With your DVD player turned on, and your TV turned on, press and hold the PREV/video button for at least 3 seconds (this puts you into Video Output mode). Press the PREV/video button to access different video output options.
  • Page 36: Sound Menu

    DRC240.body 3/16/04 11:41 AM 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. All of the submenus in the Sound menu have two settings: On and Off.
  • Page 37: Voice

    DRC240.body 3/16/04 11:41 AM Menu System Voice+ The Voice+ feature makes the dialogue of a movie louder than the other audio elements, such as background noises, music, etc. From the Main Menu, (player on, no disc playing), highlight the remote (the Sound options appear).
  • Page 38: Chapter 5:Additional Information

    Note: If you prefer, we can provide you with the name of an Authorized Service 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.
  • Page 39: 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 40 DRC240.body 3/16/04 11:41 AM The menu is displayed in a foreign language • The Language menu (Player Menus) is set to that language. Go to Languages in the main DVD player menu and select the Player Menus option. Highlight the language you prefer, and press Play doesn’t begin •...
  • Page 41: Maintenance Of Cabinet

    DRC240.body 3/16/04 11:41 AM 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 42: Limited Warranty

    DRC240.body 3/16/04 11:41 AM 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 43 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 44: Accessory Information

    1-800-338-0376 (Use this number only to place an order for accessory items.) You can buy some accessories on-line at www.rca.com/accessories (subject to availability) Note: Products shown might not be available from www.rca.com web site. Optical Plug to Optical Plug for Optical Audio connection to a compatible receiver.
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  • Page 48 DRC240.body 3/16/04 11:41 AM Page 46 Visit the RCA web site 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.