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DVD HOME THEATER SOUND SYSTEM
SYSTEME HOME CINEMA DVD
DVX-C300
(DVR-C300+NX-SW300+NX-F300+NX-C300 +NX-S300)
DVX-C300SW
(DVR-C300+NX-SW300)
OWNER'S MANUAL
MODE D'EMPLOI

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  • Page 1 DVD HOME THEATER SOUND SYSTEM SYSTEME HOME CINEMA DVD DVX-C300 (DVR-C300+NX-SW300+NX-F300+NX-C300 +NX-S300) DVX-C300SW (DVR-C300+NX-SW300) OWNER’S MANUAL MODE D’EMPLOI...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. • Explanation of Graphical Symbols The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert you to the presence of uninsulated...
  • Page 3 This product, when installed as indicated in the instructions contained in this manual, meets FCC requirements. Modifications not expressly approved by Yamaha may void your authority, granted by the FCC, to use the product. 2. IMPORTANT: When connecting this product to accessories and/or another product use only high quality shielded cables.
  • Page 4 YAMAHA will not be held responsible for any damage resulting from use of this unit with a voltage other than as specified.
  • Page 5: Features

    Acive Servo Processing Subwoofer System with a built-in power amplifier. This subwoofer system (NX-SW300) employs Advanced Yamaha Active Servo Technology which YAMAHA has developed for reproducing higher quality super-bass sound. This super-bass sound adds a more realistic, theater-in-the-home effect to your stereo system.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Contents Features ... 1 Contents ... 2 Introduction ... 4 General Information About the main unit ... 5 Supplied accessories ... 5 Functional Overview Remote control ... 6 Front panel (DVR-C300) ... 8 Rear panel (DVR-C300) ... 9 Connections Placing the speakers ... 10 Placing the center speaker ...
  • Page 7 Video Setup Menu ... 31 TV Type ... 31 TV Display ... 31 Progressive function – (on/off) ... 32 Pictures settings ... 32 Selecting the black level (U.S.A. model only) ... 32 Closed Caption (U.S.A. model only) ... 33 Preference Setup Menu ... 33 Audio, subtitle and disc menus ...
  • Page 8: Introduction

    Introduction Thank you for purchasing this unit. This Owner’s Manual explains the basic operation of this unit. Region Codes The unit is designed to support the Region Management System. Check the regional code number on the disc package. If the number does not match the unit’s region number (see table below, or see back of unit), the unit may be unable to play the disc.
  • Page 9: General Information

    About the main unit DVD Receiver NATURAL SOUND HOME THEATER SYSTEM DVR-C300 (DVR-C300) DISC Subwoofer (NX-SW300) Front Speakers (NX-F300) (DVX-C300 only) Center Speaker (NX-C300) (DVX-C300 only) Surround Speakers (NX-S300) (DVX-C300 only) General Information Supplied accessories FM Wire Antenna INPUT VOLUME...
  • Page 10: Functional Overview

    Functional Overview Remote control DIMMER SLEEP POWER SCAN PROG REPEAT A - B TOP MENU/RETURN ENTER MENU PRESET SUBTITLE AUDIO ANGLE TV VOL TV CH BASS EFFECT SURR INPUT TUNER POWER (TV) – Turns the TV on, or sets it to the standby mode. DIMMER –...
  • Page 11 SUBTITLE – Selects a subtitle language. AUDIO – Selects an audio language (DVD) or an audio channel (VCD). TV VOL (+ / –) – Adjusts the TV volume. TV CH (+ / –) – Switches the TV channel. TV INPUT –...
  • Page 12: Front Panel (dvr-c300)

    – Use to change discs not being played during playback. – Exits an operation. – DVD/CD: stops playback. – TUNER: erases a preset radio station.* NATURAL SOUND HOME THEATER SYSTEM DVR-C300 q 0 9 8 7 6 3 / 8 – DVD/CD: starts/pauses playback.
  • Page 13: Rear Panel (dvr-c300)

    Rear panel (DVR-C300) VIDEO OUT (DVD ONLY) DIGITAL IN S VIDEO COAXIAL COMPONENT PCM/DTS VIDEO q DIGITAL SYSTEM CONNECTOR 75Ω UNBAL TO NX-SW300 TV IN AUX IN LINE OUT FM ANT terminal – Connect the FM antenna. GND and AM ANT terminals –...
  • Page 14: Connections

    Hang the speaker on the screws using the holes in the back of the speaker. Note: – After attaching each speaker, check that the speaker is fixed securely. YAMAHA will bear no responsibility for any accidents caused by improper installations. 79mm (2-3/4”) 10mm (13/32”)
  • Page 15: Connecting The Dvd Recceiver And Speakers To The Subwoofer

    Connecting the DVD receiver and speakers to the subwoofer Front Speaker Front Speaker (Right) (Left) – – DVD Receiver Surround Speaker (Right) Center Speaker – – FRONT CENTER SURROUND Connections Surround Speaker (Left) – Subwoofer...
  • Page 16 Connections Connect the speaker cable with the white line to the + connector on the front/center/surround speaker and with the black band to the - connector. Lever White line Black band Press the lever down, then insert the cable into the hole and release the lever.
  • Page 17: Connecting A Tv

    Connecting a TV VIDEO OUT (DVD ONLY) COMPONENT 75Ω UNBAL TV IN AUX IN IMPORTANT! – You only need to make one video connection from the following options, depending on the capabilities of your TV. – Connect the DVD receiver directly to the Note: –...
  • Page 18: Connecting A Progressive Scantv

    Connections Connecting a progressive scan VIDEO OUT (DVD ONLY) S VIDEO COMPONENT VIDEO CONNECTOR 75W UNBAL TO NX-SW300 TV IN AUX IN LINE OUT IMPORTANT! – Progressive scan video quality is only available when using Y P with a progressive scan TV. Using component video output (Y PB PR) Use the component video cables...
  • Page 19: Connecting Fm/am Antennas

    Connecting FM/AM antennas Fix the claw into the slot AM Loop Antenna 75W UNBAL Ground (GND terminal) For minimum interference, connect the antenna GND terminal to a good earth ground. A good earth ground is a metal stake driven into moist earth. Connect the supplied AM loop antenna to the AM ANT terminal.
  • Page 20: Connecting External Av Components

    Connections Connecting external AV components If you connect external AV equipment such as a VCR, cassette deck or digital audio component to the following AV jacks on the DVD receiver, you can enjoy those AV sources with the DVD receiver. Also, you can record AV sources played on the DVD receiver using the recording equipment.
  • Page 21: Connecting Digital Audio Components

    Connecting digital audio components Digital Audio Component 75Ω UNBAL Listening to playback Connect the DVD receiver’s DIGITAL IN to the DIGITAL OUT jack on a digital audio component. Before starting operation, press AUX repeatedly to select “AUX DIGITAL” in order to activate the input source.
  • Page 22: Getting Started

    Getting Started Inserting batteries into the remote control Open the battery compartment. Insert two batteries type R06 or AA, following the indications (+/ – ) inside the compartment. Close the cover. To replace the batteries If the batteries grow old, the effective operation distance of the remote control decreases considerably.
  • Page 23: Setting The Tv

    Setting the TV IMPORTANT! Make sure you have completed all the necessary connections. (See “Connecting a TV” on page 13) Press DVD/CD. “DVD CD” appears on the display panel. Turn on the TV and set to the correct video-in channel. You should see the background screen on the TV.
  • Page 24: Setting Language Preferences

    Getting Started Setting language preferences You can select your preferred language settings so that this receiver will automatically switch to your preferred language for you whenever you load a disc. If the language selected is not available on the disc, the disc’s default setting language will be used instead.
  • Page 25: Setting Speaker Channels

    Setting speaker channels You can adjust the delay times (for center and surround speakers only) and volume level for individual speakers. These adjustments let you optimize the sound of your system to best suit your surroundings and setup. IMPORTANT! Press the SURR button on the remote control to select the multi-channel surround mode before adjusting the speaker settings.
  • Page 26: Disc Operations

    Disc Operations IMPORTANT! – If the inhibit icon ( or X) appears on the TV screen when a button is pressed, the function for that button is not available on the current disc or at the current time. – DVD discs and players are designed with regional restrictions.
  • Page 27: Repeating A Section Within A Chapter/track

    Repeat track/disc (except DVD-V/DVD-A) Each time you press REPEAT, the front display changes as follows; TRACK DISC REPEAT OFF ALL DISC TRACK: repeats the current track DISC: repeats the entire disc ALL DISC: repeats all discs loaded in the tray REPEAT OFF: exits repeat mode Repeat track/group/disc (DVD-A) Each time you press REPEAT, the front display...
  • Page 28: Other Operations For Video Playback (dvd/vcd/svcd)

    Disc Operations Other operations for video playback (DVD/VCD/SVCD) POWER DIMMER PROG REPEAT TOP MENU/ TOP MENU/RETURN RETURN ENTER MENU MENU PRESET SUBTITLE SUBTITLE AUDIO AUDIO TV VOL TV CH EFFECT INPUT Using the disc menu Depending on the disc, a menu may appear on the TV screen once you load the disc.
  • Page 29: Resuming Playback From The Last Stopped Point

    Resuming playback from the last stopped point You can resume playback of the last 10 discs, even if the disc was ejected or this receiver’s power switched off. Load one of the last played 10 discs. “LOAD X” (X=1~5) appears. Press £...
  • Page 30: Preview Function

    Disc Operations Preview Function Preview track/disc (DVD) Press SCAN. The menu appears on the TV screen. SELECT DIGEST TYPE: TITLE DIGEST CHAPTER DIGEST TITLE INTERVAL CHAPTER INTERVAL Press 5 ∞ to highlight [TITLE DIGEST], [CHAPTER DIGEST], [TITLE INTERVAL] or [CHAPTER INTERVAL]. Press ENTER (OK) to open one option.
  • Page 31: Playing Mp3/jpeg/divx Discs

    Playing MP3/JPEG/DivX This receiver can play DivX, MP3, JPEG, VCD and SVCD files on a personally recorded CD-R/RW disc or commercial CD. IMPORTANT! You have to turn on your TV and set to the correct Video In channel (see “Setting the TV”...
  • Page 32: Special Features For Picture Disc Playback

    Disc Operations SA-CD Disc Type Dual layer disc Single layer disc HD layer HD layer Hybrid SA-CD-Disc CD layer that plays on any CD player High Density layer containing: - High Quality DSD Stereo - High Quality DSD Multi- channel Load the SA-CD.
  • Page 33: Dvd Setup Menu Options

    This setup is carried out via the TV, enabling you to customize the DVD receiver to suit your particular requirements. General Setup menu In DVD/CD mode, press SET UP. Press 2 3 to select the ‘General Setup’ icon. Press ENTER (OK) to confirm. GENERAL SETUP PAGE DVD AUDIO DISC LOCK...
  • Page 34: Osd Language

    Press 5∞ to select a setting and press ENTER (OK) to confirm. DivX ® VOD registration code Yamaha provides you with the DivX On Demand) registration code that allows you to rent and purchase videos using the DivX service. For more information, visit us at www.divx.com/vod.
  • Page 35: Audio Setup Menu

    Audio Setup Menu In DVD/CD mode, press SET UP. Press 2 3 to select ‘Audio Setup’ icon. Press ENTER (OK) to confirm. AUDIO SETUP PAGE SPEAKER SETUP CD UPSAMPLING NIGHT MODE Speaker Setup This menu contains setup options for audio output so that you can set your speakers to reproduce high quality surround sound.
  • Page 36: Progressive Function - (on/off)

    DVD Setup Menu Options Progressive function - (on/off) The progressive scan display present 60 complete frames per seconds, rather than 30 frames per second of interlaced scanning (ordinary normal TV system). With nearly double the number of lines, progressive scan offers higher picture resolution and eliminates bothersome motion artifacts those jagged edge on moving objects.
  • Page 37: Closed Caption (u.s.a. Model Only)

    Closed Caption (U.S.A. model only) Closed captions are data hidden in the video signals of specific discs, and are invisible without the use of a special decoder. The difference between subtitles and captions is that subtitles are intended for hearing persons and captions are for the hearing impaired.
  • Page 38: Pbc

    DVD Setup Menu Options 7 NC-17 – Not for children under age 17; not recommended viewing for children under age 17. 8 ADULT – Mature material; should be viewed only by adults due to the inclusion of graphic sexual material, violence or language.
  • Page 39: Tuner Operations

    IMPORTANT! Make sure the FM and AM antennas are connected to this receiver. Tuning radio stations Press TUNER to select “TUN R M” or “TUN R AM”. Press 5∞ briefly on the remote control. "S ARCH" appears. The next radio station is tuned automatically. Repeat step (if necessary) until you find the desired radio station.
  • Page 40: Selecting A Preset Radio Station

    Tuner Operations Selecting a preset radio station Press 4 / ¢ or use the numeric keypad (0-9) to select a preset number. The waveband, preset number, then radio frequency will appear. Deleting a preset radio station Press and hold 7 on the front panel until “AMXX D LTD”...
  • Page 41: Sound Controls

    IMPORTANT! For proper surround sound, make sure the speakers and subwoofer are connected to this receiver (see “Connecting the DVD receiver and speakers to the subwoofer” on page 11). PRESET DISC SKIP SUBTITLE AUDIO ANGLE ZOOM TV VOL TV CH BASS EFFECT EFFECT...
  • Page 42: Volume Control And Other Functions

    Volume Control and Other Functions Adjusting the volume level Use the VOLUME control (or press VOL (+ / –) on the remote control) to increase or decrease the volume level. “VOL MIN” is the minimum volume level and “VOL MAX” is the maximum volume level. To mute the volume temporarily Press MUTE on the remote control.
  • Page 43: Other Functions

    Controlling other components You can operate other components if you have set the remote control code for your component in the remote control. Note that some buttons may not correctly operate the selected component. TV operations Press TV for TV opeations POWER POWER DIMMER...
  • Page 44: Dimming The Display Screen

    Other Functions Dimming the display screen In any active mode, press DIMMER on the remote control to select the desired brightness: DIM 1: 70% brightness DIM 2: 40% brightness DIM OFF: normal brightness Setting the sleep timer The sleep timer switches the receiver to Eco Power standby mode automatically at the preset time.
  • Page 45 If a fault occurs, check the following before taking the system to be repaired. If you are unable to remedy a problem by following the hints below, consult your dealer or Yamaha for help. Problem...
  • Page 46 Troubleshooting Problem Not able to select some Items in the setup/ system menu. The DVD receiver does not start playback. Sound played on the DVD receiver cannot be recorded with an external recorder. Sounds played on the AV equipment connected to the DVD receiver cannot be recorded with external recording equipment.
  • Page 47 In this case, use the remote control supplied with each procduct. Check that the DivX file was encoded in ‘Home Theater’ mode with a DivX 5.x encoder. Disconnect the power cord from the power outlet for a few minutes.
  • Page 48 Glossary Analog: Sound that has not been turned into numbers. Analog sound varies, while digital sound has specific numerical values. These jacks send audio through two channels, the left and right. Aspect ratio: The ratio of vertical and horizontal sizes of a displayed image.
  • Page 49 AMPLIFIER SECTION Output Power - Front 150 W RMS (10% THD, 1 kHz) / channel - Surround 150 W RMS (10% THD, 1 kHz) / channel - Center 150 W RMS (10% THD, 1 kHz) - Subwoofer 150 W RMS (10% THD, 100 Hz) Frequency Response 20 Hz –...
  • Page 50 Language Codes / Codes de Langue These codes can be used to select other languages.This does not affect the options in “AUDIO”, “SUBTITLE” or “DISC MENU”. Ces pages permettent de choisir d’autres langues. Ce réglage n’affecte pas les options choisies avec “AUDIO”, “S-TITRES”...
  • Page 51 Remote Control Codes / Codes de Commande Yamaha 1009, 1011, 1036, 1068 Admiral 1033, 1080 Aiko 1032 Akai 1011 Alba 1005, 1013, 1014, 1064, 1076 1009, 1011 Audiovox 1032, 1053, 1079, 1083 Belcor 1009 Bell & Howell 1007, 1039 Blaupunkt...
  • Page 52 Remote Control Codes / Codes de Commande 3015 Taihan 3043 Teleservice 3022 Tele+1 3028 Tudi 3023 Tusa 3007 Tocom 3005 Tongkook 3042, 3048 Toshiba 3001 United Cable 3002 Universal 3061, 3053, 3060, 3062, 3063 Videoway 3017 Viewstar 3059, 3055, 3058, 3064, 3066 Visicable+ 3033 Westminster...
  • Page 53 YAMAHA ELECTRONICS (UK) LTD. YAMAHA HOUSE, 200 RICKMANSWORTH ROAD WATFORD, HERTS WD18 7GQ, ENGLAND YAMAHA SCANDINAVIA A.B. J A WETTERGRENS GATA 1, BOX 30053, 400 43 VÄSTRA FRÖLUNDA, SWEDEN YAMAHA MUSIC AUSTRALIA PTY, LTD. 17-33 MARKET ST., SOUTH MELBOURNE, 3205 VIC., AUSTRALIA ©...

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