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DVD Player
User's Manual
Please read this manual
before using this product for
the first time.
The New Era in Entertainment.
TOCOM 1583577A
Model: MRP1150

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  • Page 1 DVD Player User's Manual Please read this manual before using this product for the first time. The New Era in Entertainment. TOCOM 1583577A Model: MRP1150...
  • Page 2 This symbol indicates “dangerous voltage” inside the product that presents a risk of electric shock or personal injury. CAUTION: DVD PLAYERS USE A VISIBLE LASER BEAM WHICH COULD CAUSE HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE IF DIRECTED. BE SURE TO OPERATE THE PLAYER CORRECTLY AS INSTRUCTED.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Chapter 1 – Setup and Connections Things to Consider Before You Connect ... 6 Choose Your Connection ... 7 DVD Player + TV with Audio/Video Input Jacks ... 8 DVD Player + TV + VCR ... 9 DVD Player + TV + Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Digital or DTS Receiver ... 11 DVD Player + TV + VCR + Satellite Receiver ...
  • Page 4 Table of Contents Chapter 2 – Playing DVDs (continued) Using the Repeat Feature ... 31 To Repeat a Chapter or Title ... 31 A•B Repeat ... 31 Turning Off Repeat Functions ... 31 Using the 3-D Surround Button ... 32 Special Features ...
  • Page 5 Chapter 5 – The Menu System The Audio Menu – Selecting the Audio Preference ... 46 The Subtitles Menu – Selecting the Subtitle Language ... 47 The Player Menu – Changing the Player Menu Language ... 47 The Disc Menu – Selecting the Disc Menu Language ... 48 The Rating Limit Menu ...
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  • Page 7: Connections And Setup

    Connections and Setup Chapter Overview • Things to Consider Before You Connect • Choose your Connection • Connections • Installing the Batteries • How to Find Your TV’s Input Channel • How to Move Around the DVD Player’s Menu System •...
  • Page 8: Things To Consider Before You Connect

    Connections and Setup Things to Consider Before You Connect Protect Against Power Surges • Connect all components befor e you plug any of their power cor ds into the wall outlet. • Turn of f the TV and/or components befor e you connect or disconnect any cables. •...
  • Page 9: Choose Your Connection

    Choose Your Connection Ther e ar e several ways to connect your DVD player . Please use the following char t to deter mine which connection is best for you. T urn to the appr opriate page and connect your DVD player Components Cables Needed to Connect Components to Your TV The pictur es below show the cables needed for the connections r...
  • Page 10: Dvd Player + Tv With Audio/Video Input Jacks

    Connections and Setup DVD PLAYER DVD Player + TV with Audio/Video Input Jacks Connect the audio cables to the AUDIO OUT L (left – white) and R (right – r back of your DVD Player , and to the cor responding Audio Input jacks on your TV . Connect the video cable(s).
  • Page 11: Dvd Player + Tv + Vcr

    DVD PLAYER VCR (BACK PANEL) DVD Player + TV + VCR Connect the audio cables to the AUDIO OUT L (left – white) and R (right – r back of your DVD Player , and to the cor responding Audio Input jacks on your TV . Connect the video cable(s).
  • Page 12 Connections and Setup DVD PLAYER DOLBY DIGITAL RECEIVER (BACK PANEL) ® Dolby Digital and DTS Both Dolby Digital and DTS ar e audio for mats used to r ecor d 5.1-channel audio signals onto the digital track of film (while the film is being made). Both of these for channels: left, right, center , left r ear, right r ear, and common subwoofer .
  • Page 13: Dvd Player + Tv + Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Digital Or Dts Receiver

    DVD Player + TV + Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Digital or DTS Receiver To Connect the DVD Player Connect the audio cable(s). Basic audio connection – Connect the left and right audio cables to your audio/video r eceiver and to the AUDIO OUT L (left – white) and R (right –...
  • Page 14 Connections and Setup SATELLITE RECEIVER DVD PLAYER CABLE, CABLE BOX, OR ANTENNA ATELLITE RECEIVER (BACK PANEL) S-VIDEO VIDEO VCR (BACK PANEL) TV (BACK PANEL) AUDIO VIDEO S-VIDEO IN AYER (BACK PANEL) DIGITAL AUDIO OUT OPTICAL SATELLITE SIGNAL ATELLITE SIGNAL SA A OUT TO TV COMPONEN ANT IN...
  • Page 15: Dvd Player + Tv + Vcr + Satellite Receiver

    DVD Player + TV + VCR + Satellite Receiver Connect the audio cables to the AUDIO OUT L (left – white) and R (right – r jacks on the back of your DVD Player , and to the cor responding Audio Input jacks on your TV.
  • Page 16: Install Batteries In The Remote

    Connections and Setup Install Batteries in the Remote Remove the batter y compar tment cover on the back of the r Insert new batteries. Match the polarities (+ and –) on the batteries with the diagram on the r emote. Put the batter y compar tment cover back on the r emote.
  • Page 17: How To Find Your Tv's Video Input Channel

    Below ar e some things to tr y. • If your TV brand is RCA, GE, or Pr oScan, pr ess the TV button on the remote that came with your TV (not the DVD r INPUT button on the r emote.
  • Page 18: How To Move Around The Dvd Player's Menu System

    Connections and Setup ON OFF OPEN CLOSE STOP PAUSE PLAY INFO REVERSE FORWARD PLAY MODE SKIP - SKIP+ REPEAT FORMAT These are the navigation buttons MARKER INDEX This is the Language Selection screen. English is the default language. How to Move Around the DVD Player’s Menu System The technical ter m for how you move thr ough the DVD Player’s menu system is “Navigation.”...
  • Page 19: The Remote Control Buttons

    ON OFF OPEN CLOSE STOP PAUSE PLAY INFO REVERSE FORWARD SKIP + PLAY MODE SKIP - REPEAT FORMAT MARKER INDEX Note: Some of the buttons on the remote (3-D, Angle, etc.) won’t work if the disc wasn’t created with that particular feature. For example, if you press ANGLE, but the disc’s author didn’t put multiple camera...
  • Page 20 ON•OFF Turns on the player when it is in standby mode; or puts the player in standby mode when power is on. Pr twice within 3 seconds to tur n of f all of the RCA, GE and PROSCAN components the r emote operates.
  • Page 21: Chapter 2 - Playing Dvds

    Playing DVDs Chapter Overview • Regional Coding • Using Different Menus • Loading and Playing Discs • Using a Disc Menu • DVD Playback Features • Using the On-Screen Info Banner • Special Features The New Era in Entertainment. Illustrations contained in this document are for representation only. Chapter 2...
  • Page 22: Regional Coding

    Playing DVDs Regional Coding Both the DVD player and the discs are coded by region. These regional codes must match in order for the disc to play. If the codes don’t match, the disc won’t play. This player’s code is region 4. Using Different Menus Each disc is programmed with different features.
  • Page 23 To Load and Play a Disc Turn on the TV and your DVD player (press ON•OFF on the player or the remote control). Press the OPEN•CLOSE button on the front of the DVD Player. This is an example of a Place a disc gently into the tray with the disc’s label facing up (double- one-sided disc.
  • Page 24: Using A Disc Menu

    Playing DVDs Using a Disc Menu A disc is capable of having an on-screen menu that is separate from the DVD player’s menu system and on-screen information banners. The disc menu might only contain a list of the titles and chapters, or it may allow you to change features such as language and playback settings.
  • Page 25: Dvd Playback Features

    In the example above, English is highlighted. Press OK on the remote to play the disc with English dialog. DVD Playback Features Fast Motion Playback (Picture Scan) To scan through a section of the disc during playback, use the Picture Scan feature.
  • Page 26: Slow Motion Playback (In Freeze Frame Mode)

    Playing DVDs Slow Motion Playback (In Freeze Frame Mode) While the disc is in freeze frame mode, you can invoke either forward or backward slow motion playback. • Press REVERSE on the remote for backward slow motion playback. Press the button again to increase the speed. •...
  • Page 27: Program Playback

    Program Playback Program playback lets you set up a specific order to play back the chapters on a disc. Deleting Programmed Chapters Press the PLAY MODE button on the remote (the play mode info banner appears). Select the Program option with the left/right arrow buttons (the PROGRAM screen appears).
  • Page 28: Using The On-Screen Info Banner

    Playing DVDs Using the On-Screen Info Banner The on-screen information banner can be used to: • access a specific title or chapter on a DVD • Start disc play from elapsed time • turn on subtitles and select a subtitle language •...
  • Page 29: Using Subtitles

    Using Subtitles When a DVD is recorded with subtitles, you can use the Subtitle feature to view the subtitles on-screen. To turn subtitles on: Chapter 2 Playing DVDs Using Elapsed Time During disc playback, press INFO on the remote. The info Banner appears. Use the right arrow button to highlight the time.
  • Page 30: Changing The Subtitle Language (On The Player)

    Playing DVDs Changing the Subtitle Language (On the Player) You can temporarily change the default subtitle language (provided additional languages are included on the DVD) from the info banner. During disc playback, press SUBTITLE on the remote. Use the up /down arrow buttons to select a subtitle language from the list.
  • Page 31: Changing The Audio Language

    Changing the Audio Language When a DVD is recorded with multiple soundtracks, you can use the Audio Language feature to temporarily change the initialized audio language and audio output. When the player is turned on, the default audio language and audio output is selected.
  • Page 32: Using The Marker Feature

    Playing DVDs Using the Marker Feature Use the Marker feature to mark parts of a DVD so that you can quickly go to the section at a later time. Storing a Marker During DVD Playback At the point where you want to set a marker during disc playback, press MARKER on the remote (the marker banner appears).
  • Page 33: Using The Repeat Feature

    Using the Repeat Feature There are four repeat options: • • Chapter – repeats the chapter that is playing • Title – repeats the title that is playing • A–B Repeat – repeats a selected segment of the disc Turning Off Repeat Functions Repeat functions remain active until you turn them off, open the disc tray or turn off the power.
  • Page 34: Using The 3-D Surround Button

    Playing DVDs Using the 3-D Surround Button The 3-D Surround button can be used to simulate surround sound. Special Features Screen Saver Your DVD player displays a screen saver so images don’t burn into your television screen. The screen saver appears automatically two minutes after you pause a disc, or immediately after you stop a disc.
  • Page 35: Chapter 3 - Playing Audio Cds

    Playing Audio CDs and MP3 Discs Chapter Overview • Loading and Playing an Audio CD • Audio CD Playback Features The New Era in Entertainment. Illustrations contained in this document are for representation only. Chapter 3...
  • Page 36: Loading And Playing An Audio Cd

    Playing Audio CDs and MP3 Discs Loading and Playing an Audio CD Before you load a disc, make sure that it is compatible with the player. Note that the following discs CANNOT be used with this player: • Laserdisc • CD-I, CD-ROM, CD-R, DVD-ROM •...
  • Page 37: Program Playback

    Playing Audio CDs and MP3 Discs Program Playback Program playback lets you set up a specific order to play back the tracks on a disc. Deleting Programmed Tracks Press the PLAY MODE button on the remote (the play mode info banner appears).
  • Page 38: Using The Repeat Feature

    Playing Audio CDs and MP3 Discs Using the Repeat Feature There are four repeat options: • • Track – repeats the track that is playing • Disc – repeats the disc that is playing • A–B Repeat – repeats a selected segment of the disc A–B Repeat A–B Repeat lets you repeat a specific segment on the CD that you define.
  • Page 39: Loading And Playing An Mp3 Cd

    Playing Audio CDs and MP3 Discs Loading and Playing an MP3 CD Before you load a disc, make sure that it is compatible with the player. Make sure that you have properly connected the DVD player (see “Setup and Connections”) before you begin. Press the OPEN•CLOSE button on the front of the DVD player.
  • Page 40: Skipping Songs

    Playing Audio CDs and MP3 Discs Skipping Songs • To skip forward to the beginning of the next song on a MP3 CD, press SKIP+ on the remote or the player. • To skip backward to the beginning of the song that is playing on a MP3 CD, press SKIP- on the remote or the player.
  • Page 41: Chapter 4 - Playing Video Cds

    Playing Video CDs Chapter Overview • What is a Video CD? • The Video CD Disc Menu • Loading and Playing a Video CD • Video CD Playback Features • Disc View VIDEO CD The New Era in Entertainment. Illustrations contained in this document are for representation only. Chapter 4...
  • Page 42: What Is A Video Cd

    Playing Video CDs What is a Video CD? Like DVD video discs, Video CDs contain picture and sound content. Video CDs (VCDs) are encoded in a different format. VCDs don’t hold as much information as DVD discs and the picture quality is not as high. VCDs are divided into tracks, and each track is divided into indexes.
  • Page 43: If The Video Cd Has Playback Control

    To Load and Play a Video CD All Hands in the Cookie Jar All Hands in the Cookie Jar Press the OPEN•CLOSE button on the front of the DVD player. Place a disc gently into the tray with the disc’s label facing up. Press OPEN•CLOSE or PLAY to close the disc tray.
  • Page 44: Video Cd Playback Features

    Playing Video CDs Video CD Playback Features Selecting a Specific Track Use the number buttons on the remote to enter your desired track number. Entering a two-digit number automatically starts playback without having to press PLAY or OK. For tracks 1–9, press “0” and then the track number.
  • Page 45: Program Playback

    Program Playback Program playback lets you set up a specific order to play back the tracks on a disc. Press the PLAY MODE button on the remote (the PLAY MODE screen appears). Use the left/right arrow buttons to highlight the first track to add to the program and press OK.
  • Page 46: Disc View

    Playing Video CDs Disc View Some VCDs are programmed with a Disk View menu that allows you to view thumbnails of tracks and indexes. Track View displays one to two thumbnails, and Index View displays up to nine thumbnails. By selecting a thumbnail, you go directly to that point in the playback.
  • Page 47: Chapter 5 - The Menu System

    The Menu System Chapter Overview • The Audio Menu • The Subtitles Menu • The Player menu • The Disc Menu • The Rating Limits Menu • The Audio Options Menu • The Display Menu The New Era in Entertainment. Illustrations contained in this document are for representation only.
  • Page 48: The Audio Menu - Selecting The Audio Preference

    The Menu System The Audio Menu – Selecting the Audio Preference Use the Audio menu to select the soundtrack language. With no disc playing, press the MENU button on the remote (the Main Menu appears). Press 1 on the remote to select Audio. The AUDIO screen appears.
  • Page 49: The Subtitles Menu - Selecting The Subtitle Language

    The Subtitles Menu – Selecting the Subtitle Language Use the Subtitle Language menu to select the language the disc’s subtitles are to be displayed in. The Player Menu – Changing the Player Menu Language Use this feature to change the language for the player’s on-screen menu system. Chapter 5 The Menu System With no disc playing, press MENU (the main menu...
  • Page 50: The Disc Menu - Selecting The Disc Menu Language

    The Menu System The Disc Menu – Selecting the Disc Menu Language Use the Disc Menu Language menu to select the language you want a DVD’s disc menu to be displayed in. The Rating Limit Menu Creating a Password By default, the Rating Limit feature is unlocked (no password required). To set rating limits, you will need to create a password.
  • Page 51: Setting The Rating Limit

    Setting the Rating Limit The Ratings Limit feature is a rating limit system, sort of like movie ratings. It works with DVD discs that have been assigned a rating. This helps you control the types of DVDs that your family watches. The Rated Titles option lets you determine how your player will react to discs that contain movies that are rated (in the U.S.A., the Motion Pictures Association of America rates movies as G, PG, PG-13, etc.).
  • Page 52: Unlocking The Rating Limit

    The Menu System Unlocking the Rating Limit To unlock the rating limit: With no disc playing, press MENU (the main menu appears). Press 5 to select Rating Limit (the PASSWORD CHECK screen appears). Enter your 4-digit password. Press 1 to select Use Password. Press the right arrow button to unlock. Press the GO BACK button to return to the main menu.
  • Page 53: If A Dvd's Rating Exceeds The Player's Rating Limit

    If a DVD’s Rating Exceeds the Player’s Rating Limit Some discs are authored with a rating override feature included. When you play a disc with this feature, this message is displayed: Your selection exceeds the rating limit for this player. Do you want to override the limit? Select Yes, override or No, cancel.
  • Page 54: Dts

    The Menu System Turn this option on ONLY if you connected a DTS receiver or decoder to your DVD Player. With no disc playing, press MENU (the Main Menu appears). Press 6 to select Audio Options (the AUDIO OPTIONS screen appears). Press 2 to highlight the DTS option.
  • Page 55: The Display Menu

    The Display Menu Selecting the Screen Format Setting Depending on the type of television you have, you may want to adjust the screen setting (aspect ratio). The default setting is 4x3 (pan & scan). 4x3 PS (Pan & Scan) 4x3 Letterbox 16x9 Widescreen Chapter 5 The Menu System...
  • Page 56: Using Still State

    The Menu System Using Still State If the picture flickers when you pause a DVD, try changing the Still State setting. Turning the On-Screen Messages On and Off Use this feature to turn on or off the on-screen messages and icons that appear at the top and in the upper right corner of the screen (for example, camera angle, transport speed, etc.).
  • Page 57: Dimming The Front Panel Display

    Dimming the Front Panel Display Use this feature to adjust the brightness of the player’s front panel display. Changing the Black Level The Black Level setting can be changed to lighten the picture when it appears too dark. This allows you to change the brightness of the picture without adjusting your television.
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  • Page 59: Chapter 6 - Other Information

    Other Information Chapter Overview • Troubleshooting • The Jacks on the Back of the DVD Player • Front Panel Controls • Front Panel Display • Index The New Era in Entertainment. Illustrations contained in this document ar Chapter 6 e for representation only.
  • Page 60: Troubleshooting

    Other Information Troubleshooting Common Problem No Power Power turns itself off Player fails to start, even when PLAY is pressed Play commences but then stops immediately No picture Picture is distorted during forward and reverse scan No sound or distorted sound No operations can be performed with remote icon appears on screen •...
  • Page 61 Troubleshooting Common Problem No sound while playing a DVD Subtitle and/or audio language is not the one selected from the initial setting No on-screen display The menu is displayed in a Foreign language Play doesn’t begin when a title is selected No forward or reverse scan Disc won’t play Desired angle cannot...
  • Page 62 Other Information Troubleshooting Common Problem Forgot Rating Limit Password Cannot copy discs to video tape “will not read disc” or other error message Solution • With the power on, press and hold the STOP and PLAY/PAUSE buttons on the player. This resets the password feature and all other settings to the initial factory settings.
  • Page 63: The Jacks On The Back Of The Dvd Player

    The Jacks on the Back of the DVD Player When connecting, make sure you connect Output jacks to Input jacks, Video to Video, Right Audio to Right Audio, etc. AUDIO OUT R and L Insert audio cables (left and right) from these jacks on your DVD player to the corresponding Audio Input jacks (left and right) on your...
  • Page 64: Front Panel Controls

    Other Information Front Panel Controls Disc Tray Press OPEN•CLOSE to open and close disc tray. OPEN•CLOSE Press to open and close the disc tray. ON•OFF Use to turn the power on and off. Front Panel Display See following page for details. PLAY/PAUSE Begins disc play (and closes disc tray if open), or pauses disc play.
  • Page 65: Front Panel Display

    TITLE SVCDVD Front Panel Display Angle indicator. Disc type indicator. DVD: title number. DVD: Chapter number. Video/Audio CD: Track number. Repeat play mode. Linear PCM audio output. Dolby Digital Disc. Reverse playback/Pause/Forward playback. 10. Lights when 3D surround is turned on. 11.
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  • Page 67: Index

    Index Symbols 2x Playback Audio 52 3-D Surround button 17, 32 4 x 3 Letterbox 53 4 x 3 Standard 53 A•B repeat audio CD 36 DVD 31 ANGLE button 17, 29 Arrow buttons 17, 46 Aspect ratio 53 Audio Dolby Digital 10 AUDIO button 29 Audio CD...
  • Page 68 Other Information Loading a disc audio CD 34 video CD 37, 40 Locked disc tray 32 Marker 30 clearing 30 recalling 30 storing 30 MARKER button 17, 30 MENU button 17 Menu language changing 47 Motion Pictures Association of America 49 Navigation 16 Number buttons 17 OK button 18...
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  • Page 72 Please do not send any products to the Indianapolis address listed in this manual or on the carton. This will only add delays in service for your product. IMPORTER (for Mexico only): Comercializadora Thomson de México, S.A. de C.V. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra No. 57 Col.