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Panasonic SC-PTX7 Operating Instructions Manual

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Operating Instructions

DVD Home Theater Sound System
Music Jukebox
You can record up to 39,000 songs in the
Music Jukebox
Music Shuffle
Automatic song selection to match your
Wireless multiroom, multisource audio from
different rooms
(with purchase of SH-FX85)
Before connecting, operating, or adjusting this product,
please read the instructions completely.
Please keep this manual for future reference.
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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    MultiRoom Wireless multiroom, multisource audio from different rooms (with purchase of SH-FX85) ® As an NERGY Partner, Panasonic has determined that this product ® meets the NERGY guidelines for energy efficiency. Before connecting, operating, or adjusting this product, §...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    Dear customer System SC-PTX7 Thank you for purchasing this product. For optimum Main unit SA-PTX7 performance and safety, please read these instructions carefully. Front/center SB-FCX7 speakers Operations in these instructions are described mainly Subwoofer SB-HWX7 with the remote control, but you can perform the operations on the main unit if the controls are the same.
  • Page 3 (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Declaration of Conformity Trade Name: Panasonic Model no.: SA-PTX7 Responsible Party: Panasonic Corporation of North America One Panasonic Way Secaucus, NJ 07094 Support Contact: Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company Telephone No.: 1-800-211-7262...
  • Page 4: Listening Caution

    Please note them in the space provided below and keep DEALER NAME for future reference. DEALER ADDRESS MODEL NUMBER SC-PTX7 TELEPHONE NUMBER SERIAL NUMBER Listening caution EST. 1924 ≥Slowly increase the sound until you...
  • Page 5 ® Gracenote Corporate Description ® Music recognition technology and related data are provided by Gracenote . Gracenote is the industry standard in music recognition technology and related content delivery. For more information visit Gracenote ® Proprietary Legends CD and music-related data from Gracenote, Inc., copyright © 2007 Gracenote. Gracenote Software, copyright © 2007 Gracenote.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ..... 2 Network connection .........20 Getting Accessories ............8 Television operation..........22 Features ............. 9 When other Panasonic equipment is located Started nearby............22 ■ Preparations STEP 1 Speaker location ........ 10 ■ Read Me First STEP 2 Basic connections ......12 HDD (Hard disk drive) handling care ....23...
  • Page 7 ■ Editing ■ OPTION port/Multiroom Advanced Editing playlists ..........67 Operating iPod with this unit ......78 Operations Creating a user playlist/adding tracks ....67 Playing tracks of iPod with the remote control Removing tracks from a playlist ...... 68 for this unit ............
  • Page 8: Accessories

    Accessories Please check and identify the supplied accessories. Use numbers indicated in parentheses when asking for replacement parts. (Product numbers correct as of December 2006. These may be subject to change.) Only for U.S.A.: To order accessories, refer to “Accessory Purchases” on page 110. Only for Canada: To order accessories, call the dealer from whom you have made your purchase.
  • Page 9: Features

    (Multiroom function) (➜ page 40) (➜ page 80) VOLUME VOLUME By using Panasonic wireless accessory You can import WMA/MP3 from a PC via a SH-FX85 (not included), you can listen to network connection. audio from this unit in a different room.
  • Page 10: Step 1 Speaker Location

    Speaker location STEP This unit comes equipped with a Dolby Virtual Speaker circuit installed. Using just the front/center speakers, the subwoofer, and by reproducing acoustic effects very similar to 5.1ch surround, you can enjoy a true “home theater” experience even within a limited space.
  • Page 11: Attaching To A Wall

    Optional Panasonic wireless accessory SH-FX85 ( page 80) ➜ You can enjoy a Multiroom wireless sound system when you use the optional Panasonic wireless accessory SH-FX85. For details, please refer to the operating instructions for the optional Panasonic wireless accessory.
  • Page 12: Step 2 Basic Connections

    Basic connections STEP 4 FM indoor antenna 1 Speaker cable for 2 Speaker cable 3 AM loop antenna front/center speakers for subwoofer Using FM/AM outdoor antenna (optional) (➜ page 63). ≥Look on the bottom of the speakers to identify the left and right speakers. White SPEAKERS TV IN...
  • Page 13 7 AC power supply cord 6 Video cable Audio cable (not included) This audio connection will enable Television (not included) you to play audio from your television through your home theater system (➜ page 86). AUDIO AUDIO VIDEO IN TV IN SPEAKERS (8 ) CENTER...
  • Page 14: Step 3 Peforming Quick Setup

    Performing QUICK SETUP STEP Press [3 4] to select “Yes” and press [ENTER]. Setup QUICK SETUP Select the type of TV you have connected. Standard (Direct View TV) BAND CRT Projector LCD TV/Projector Projection TV SELECT Plasma TV  to select and press ENTER RETURN to return...
  • Page 15: Step 4 Setting The Clock

    Setting the clock STEP Press [3 4] to select “Setting the Day and Time” and press [ENTER] Setting the Day and Time BAND Adjusting Time - - : - - SELECT VOLUME ENTER CANCEL RETURN Press [3 4] to select the “Day” and press [ENTER] STOP PAUSE PLAY...
  • Page 16: Step 5 Setting The Radio Stations Presets

    Setting the radio stations presets STEP Press [3 4] to select “Auto Memory” and press [ENTER]. Auto Memory BAND BAND Do you want to start Auto Memory? SELECT Start point : XX.X MHz? VOLUME CANCEL CANCEL Press [2 1] to select “Yes” and press [ENTER]. STOP PAUSE PLAY...
  • Page 17: Optional Connections And Settings

    ≥Set “Video Output Mode” to “480p”, and then follow the instructions on the menu screen (➜ page 60, Picture Menu). ≥All Panasonic televisions that have 480p input connectors are compatible. Consult the manufacturer if you have another brand of television.
  • Page 18: Connecting To The Set Top Box (satellite Receiver, Cable Box, Etc) Or Video Cassette Recorder

    Optional connections and settings Connecting to the Set Top Box (Satellite receiver, Cable box, etc) or video cassette recorder Use the following connections when you want to output audio of your cable TV or VCR through this unit’s speakers. ≥Do not connect through the video cassette recorder. Due to copy guard protection, the picture may not be displayed properly.
  • Page 19: Connecting To The Other Audio Equipment

    Connecting to the other audio equipment AUX and Music Port allow you to enjoy music from a tape deck or other external devices (e.g. MP3 player etc.) through this unit. For more information about using these connections, see page 38 and 86. Audio cable When using AUX terminal (not included)
  • Page 20: Network Connection

    When you have a dedicated Internet connection (such as cable, broadband, etc.), after checking with your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and the service agreement, make connections and settings using indicated equipment. For further information about network connection visit the following homepage. Main unit Internet...
  • Page 21 ∫ Responsibility disclaimer ≥Panasonic will not accept responsibility for unintended consequences, malfunctions, hang-ups, or other damage resulting from connections of unapproved devices or software. ≥Implementing router security requires a high level of knowledge of networking. If you are setting security levels, do so at your own risk.
  • Page 22: Television Operation

      Optional connections and settings When other Panasonic equipment is located nearby Change the remote control code on the main unit and the BAND remote control (the two must match) if you place other Panasonic products close together. SELECT Use “Mode 1”, the factory set code, under normal circumstances.
  • Page 23: Hdd (hard Disk Drive) Handling Care

    ∫ Indemnity concerning recorded content Panasonic does not accept any responsibility for damages directly or indirectly due to any type of problems that result in loss of recording or edited content (data), and does not guarantee any content if recording or editing does not work properly.
  • Page 24: Discs Used With This Unit

    Discs used with this unit Discs that can be recorded to this unit’s HDD ([HDD]) Disc Logo Data type Remarks Music discs ≥This unit is not compatible with HDCD. [CD] ≥Operation and sound quality of CDs that do not conform to CD-DA specifications (copy control CDs, etc.) cannot be guaranteed.
  • Page 25: Tips For Making Data Discs

    ≥It may not be possible to play the discs in all cases due to the §3 Discs recorded on DVD recorders or DVD video cameras type of discs, the condition of the recording, the recording using Version 1.2 of the Video Recording Format (a unified method and how the files were created (➜...
  • Page 26: Disc Handling Care

    Disc handling care ∫ How to hold a disc ∫ Handling precautions ≥Do not attach labels or stickers to discs. (This may cause disc warping and un-balanced rotation, rendering it unusable.) Do not touch the ≥Write on the label side of the disc only with a soft, oil-based recorded surface.
  • Page 27: Control Reference Guide

    Control reference guide Remote control Instructions for operations are generally described using the remote control. 1 Turn the unit on (➜ page 14) 2 Select the HDD drive (➜ page 45) 3 Select the DVD/CD drive 4 Select channels and title numbers, etc./Enter numbers 5 Cancel items Start XM direct tuning (➜...
  • Page 28: Main Unit

    Control reference guide Main unit When opening and closing the front cover, be careful not to touch the power button, especially during recording. OPEN/CLOSE SELECTOR VOLUME VOLUME TUNING MUSIC PORT Adjust the volume of the main unit. 1 POWER button (POWER Í/I) (➜ page 14) 6 Skip, Select preset radio stations/channels Press to switch the unit from on to standby mode or vice versa.
  • Page 29: The Unit's Display

    The unit’s display DDTS DDTS DDTS PRG PGM TG RND RND D.MIX D.MIX D.MIX SLP SLP MONO MONO MONO ST CT CT ST CT EQ H.BASS EQ H.BASS EQ H.BASS VS VS VS W2 WS WS WS WS 1 Lights when disc is ready to use. : Dolby Digital indicator 2 Lights when the unit outputs progressive video signal.
  • Page 30: Utilizing The Start Menu

    Utilizing the Start menu By using the Start menu you can access the main functions quickly and easily. Press [START]. Start Listen Watch Import/Record Multiroom Listen Setup ENTER Main Screen Press [3 4] to select an item and press [ENTER]. Each sub-level menu is displayed.
  • Page 31: Before Recording

    Before recording A brief introduction about recording and importing from a PC Recording This unit can record audio to the internal HDD from a variety of sources including commercial CDs, radio, music files (WMA/ MP3), and audio from externally connected devices (portable digital audio players, etc.). This unit can also access the Gracenote database to obtain title information for music CDs, radio broadcasts, or other analog recordings made with externally connected devices.
  • Page 32: You Can Make These Kinds Of Recordings

    Before recording You can make these kinds of recordings. Recording tracks from a music CD Digital (CD-DA) recording (Commercial CD, Recordable CD) Recording WMA/MP3 tracks from Analog This unit’s HDD recordable discs recording (Recordable CD or DVD) VOLUME Analog Recording from the radio (FM/AM) recording Analog Recording from an external device...
  • Page 33: Recording Modes

    Recording modes With these settings you can adjust the audio quality when recording tracks to the HDD. Recordings made with higher bitrates use more space, reducing the total available space on the HDD. Recording mode Recording mode/ Possible recording Explanation bitrate time Higher...
  • Page 34: Recording A Cd

    Recording a CD Press [SUB MENU]. DVD/CD Sub Menu Obtain CD / Track(s) Title Recording Mode AAC(XP) BAND High-speed Recording Recording Method Start Recording SELECT Press [3 4] to select “Recording Mode” and press VOLUME CANCEL CANCEL [ENTER]. Recording Mode STOP STOP PAUSE...
  • Page 35 To stop recording Press [∫]. Tracks that are stopped partially through recording (incomplete recordings) will not be recorded to the HDD. ≥Additionally, nothing will be recorded if the current recording is stopped in the index portion (e.g. when “j0:03” etc. is displayed) between two tracks.
  • Page 36: Recording Wma And Mp3 Discs

    Recording WMA and MP3 discs To select the track to start recording with 1 Press [MENU], and the track list will be displayed. Navigation Menu JPEG 002 My favorite2 005 Japanese 001 Lady Starfish BAND Perfume 001 Lady Starfish 001 My favorite1 002 Metal Glue 002 My favorite2 003 Life on Jupiter...
  • Page 37: Recording Radio Broadcasts

    Recording radio broadcasts Press [¥ HDD REC]. Recording starts. Titles are automatically added (➜ below). BAND BAND To change the recording mode before recording SELECT Follow steps 1 to 3 of “Setting the recording mode/recording method” on page 34. (The recording method cannot be VOLUME selected.) CANCEL...
  • Page 38: Recording Audio From External Devices

    Recording audio from external devices Auto Synchro:When external equipment starts playing, recording starts automatically. The unit searches for silence in between tracks, BAND and when a break of 3 seconds or longer is found, recording pauses (the track is SELECT SELECT divided) and will restart again when audio is found.
  • Page 39 [Note] ≥Audio from external devices cannot be recorded by pressing [¥ CD 1HDD] on the main unit. Use [¥ HDD REC] on the remote control. ≥The audio may sound broken up in the space between tracks recorded to the HDD. ≥Depending on the audio quality or volume of external devices connected, obtaining the title information with the Gracenote database, the analysis for Music Shuffle function or “Auto...
  • Page 40: Importing Wma/mp3 From A Pc

    Importing WMA/MP3 from a PC Main unit operations From the Main Screen (➜ page 30) Press [SUB MENU]. Press [3 4] to select “Import from PC” and press BAND [ENTER]. SELECT Music Collection Import from PC VOLUME PC Name ADGJ CANCEL CANCEL User Name...
  • Page 41 Panasonic and/or its retailer’s responsibility step 5). are limited to gross negligence or malicious intent by Panasonic and/or its retailers. Neither Panasonic nor its [Tips] retailers will accept any responsibility for direct or indirect How titles are added loss or damage to your music data.
  • Page 42: Managing Data On The Hdd

    Managing data on the HDD Performing conversion and analysis immediately BAND AAC conversion and analysis for Music Shuffle is usually executed two minutes after the unit is set to standby mode. SELECT SELECT With the procedure below you can start the process immediately.
  • Page 43: Compressing Lpcm Tracks To Aac

    Compressing LPCM tracks to AAC Viewing track or HDD information By converting tracks recorded in LPCM to AAC, you can Displays the detailed information of the track or HDD. increase the amount of available space on the HDD. Compression is performed on the playlist that includes the From the Main Screen (➜...
  • Page 44: A Brief Introduction About Search And Playback Of Tracks Recorded To The Hdd

    A brief introduction about search and playback of tracks recorded to the HDD You can easily search for tracks that have been recorded to this unit’s HDD by using a variety of categories based on your preferences. From the lists created by your search, you can select the tracks that you want to listen to. These lists that are created are referred to as “Playlists”.
  • Page 45: Playing Tracks From The Hdd

    Playing tracks from the HDD Operations during playback BAND STOP Stop SELECT VOLUME CANCEL CANCEL PAUSE Pause STOP STOP PAUSE PAUSE PLAY PLAY MENU PLAYLIST FUNCTIONS ≥Press [1] (PLAY) to restart play. Skip ≥Operate in the Main Screen. ENERGETIC MELLOW RELAXING EMOTIONAL HDDREC...
  • Page 46: Searching For Tracks In The Hdd

    Searching for tracks in the HDD You can use several methods to easily find tracks in the HDD that you want to listen to. Searching for/selecting tracks in the HDD 1 From the Music 2 Select the desired playlist. 3 Tracks are shown and 4 Playback starts.
  • Page 47 Searching by album name Searching by artist name From the top menu of the Music Collection From the top menu of the Music Collection Press [3 4] to select “Albums” and press [ENTER]. Press [3 4] to select “Artists” and press [ENTER]. All the artist lists are displayed.
  • Page 48 Searching for tracks in the HDD ≥The playlist including the selected track will play through Searching from various user-specific the last track (default setting). You can change the play playlists range (➜ page 55). ∫ When “Favorites”, “Most Often Played” or From the top menu of the Music Collection “Recently Ripped”...
  • Page 49 Music Shuffle Random Shuffle Tracks are automatically selected from Tracks will be randomly selected and the Music Shuffle collection playlist. played. This function generates playlists that contain only tracks that From the top menu of the Music Collection Press [3 4] to select “Random Shuffle” and press have been analyzed and identified as having a certain feeling.
  • Page 50: Playing Dvd-video, Recordable Dvd Or Dvd-audio

    Playing DVD-Video, recordable DVD or DVD-Audio Operations during playback STOP Stop BAND The position is memorized while “RESUME” is on the unit’s display. SELECT ≥Press [1] (PLAY) to resume. (Resume play) ≥Press [∫] to clear the position. VOLUME ≥Even after the unit is turned off or the selector is changed, the CANCEL CANCEL position is memorized (Normal playback only).
  • Page 51: Different Methods Of Play For Recordable Dvds

    Different methods of play for recordable DVDs [DVD-VR] ≥Titles appear only if they have been entered. ≥You cannot edit playlists and titles. Playing the programs Press [DIRECT NAVIGATOR]. Direct Navigator Date T i t l e Contents 11/ 1(WED) 0:05 Monday feature 1/ 1 (MON) 1:05...
  • Page 52: Playing A Cd Or Vcd

    Playing a CD or VCD Operations during playback BAND SELECT STOP Stop VOLUME CANCEL CANCEL The position is memorized when “RESUME” appears on the unit’s display. STOP STOP PAUSE PLAY PLAY ≥Press [1] (PLAY) to resume. (Resume play) MENU PLAYLIST MENU PLAYLIST FUNCTIONS FUNCTIONS...
  • Page 53: Playing A Recordable Dvd Or Cd With Wma, Mp3 Or Jpeg

    Playing a recordable DVD or CD with WMA, MP3 or JPEG ∫ Using the submenu [WMA] [MP3] [JPEG] For information about which data formats can be played on this Press [MENU]. unit, refer to page 24, “Discs that can be played”. Press [FUNCTIONS].
  • Page 54: Play Mode Settings Of Tracks Recorded On The Hdd

    Play mode settings of tracks recorded on the HDD [Tips] To repeat one track Set repeat play to “On”, and set the play range (➜ page 55) to “One Track”. BAND Random playback SELECT SELECT VOLUME CANCEL CANCEL Press [PLAY MODE]. Music Collection Play Mode Settings STOP...
  • Page 55: Changing The Play Range Settings

    Changing the play range settings Press [PLAY MODE]. Music Collection Play Mode Settings Repeat Playback Random Playback Play Range Playlist ENTER RETURN Press [3 4] to select “Play Range” and press [ENTER]. Play Range Settings One Track Playlist Play All Playlists ENTER Cancel Press [3 4] to select the play range and press...
  • Page 56: Various Playback Methods Of Dvd, Vcd And Cd

    Various playback methods of DVD, VCD and CD If “Picture Adjustment” is selected, on-screen picture adjustments appear. e.g., Contrast adjustment BAND Contrast Select the adjuster you want to make change with [3 4] SELECT and make adjustments by pressing [2 1]. VOLUME Picture Adjustment items are: CANCEL...
  • Page 57: Switching Subtitles And Soundtracks

    –To change an item, repeat step 2. ≥Subtitle on/off information cannot be recorded –To clear an item, press [CANCEL] (or select “Clear” and press using Panasonic DVD Recorders. [ENTER]). ≥Select “Off” when the subtitles overlap closed Clearing the whole program captions recorded on discs.
  • Page 58: Other Convenient Features

    Various playback methods of DVD, VCD and CD Changing the order and speed of play Other convenient features Repeat play Displaying current playback condition (Quick OSD) (Only when the elapsed play time can be displayed ∫ Basics [JPEG]: you can use even if there is no elapsed time display.) Press [FUNCTIONS] twice.
  • Page 59: Using On-screen Menu

    Using on-screen menu The on-screen menu, which appears when [FUNCTIONS] is pressed while the disc is playing or stopped, allows you to turn subtitles on or off, switch audio tracks, and change a variety of other settings. Functions Title 2 / 5 Chapter 2 / 12 Main menus...
  • Page 60: Picture Menu

    Various playback methods of DVD, VCD and CD ∫ Picture Menu With HDMI connection (When “Video Mode” is set to “On”) Picture Mode (➜ page 56, Adjusting the picture quality) (➜ page 93, “HDMI” menu) With HDMI connection (When “Video The picture quality will vary depending on the Mode”...
  • Page 61 ∫ Other Menu (➜ page 91, Changing the Setup settings) Play as DVD-Video Select “Play as DVD-Video” to play [DVD-V] on DVD-Audio. Play as DVD-Audio Select “Play as Data Disc” to play [MP3] [JPEG] on DVD-RAM that Play as DVD-VR contain both [DVD-VR] and another Play as HighMAT format (e.g.
  • Page 62: Using The Fm/am Radio

    Using the FM/AM radio ∫ FM frequency step The step is factory-set to 0.2-MHz (200-kHz), but you can change it to receive broadcasts allocated in 0.1-MHz (100-kHz) BAND BAND steps. SELECT Preparation To display the picture turn on the television and select the VOLUME appropriate video input to suit the connections to this unit.
  • Page 63: Setting Preset Stations Automatically

    Preparation Setting preset stations automatically To display the picture turn on the television and select the appropriate video input to suit the connections to this unit. Up to 30 stations can be set in each band, FM and AM. §1 1 Press [TUNER/BAND] to select “FM”...
  • Page 64: Using The Xm Satellite Radio

    1-800-XMRADIO (U.S. residents) or ≥To prevent interference with wireless equipment, place the 1-877-GET-XMSR (Canada residents). Subscriptions subject antenna away from this unit, Panasonic wireless sound to Customer Agreement available at (U.S. system SH-FX80/SH-FX85, Panasonic wireless system SH- residents) and (Canada residents).
  • Page 65: Manual Tuning

    ∫ Making selections with the on-screen Manual tuning display Preparation To display the picture turn on the television and select the §1 Press [TUNER/BAND] to select “XM”. appropriate video input to suit the connections to this unit. Press [6 5] to select the channel. §1 1 Press [TUNER/BAND] to select “XM”.
  • Page 66: Selecting The Preset Channels

    Using the XM ® Satellite Radio Selecting the preset channels Checking XM channel information The display mode setting can be changed to display information about the broadcast content such as the category, §1 Press [TUNER/BAND] to select “XM”. track title or artist’s name. Press the numbered buttons to select the channel.
  • Page 67: Editing Playlists

    Editing playlists Creating a user playlist/adding tracks One playlist can contain up to 99 tracks. BAND While the playlist you want to add tracks from is stopped, SELECT Press [SUB MENU]. VOLUME Press [3 4] to select “Edit Playlist” and press CANCEL CANCEL CANCEL...
  • Page 68: Removing Tracks From A Playlist

    Editing playlists Changing the order of a playlist You can change the order of playlists. This function can be BAND used with playlists “User Playlists”, “Favorites”, “Artists” and “Albums”. SELECT While the playlist that you want to change the order of is VOLUME CANCEL CANCEL...
  • Page 69: Changing The Name Of A Playlist

    ∫ Entering text Changing the name of a playlist You can give names to recorded tracks, etc. You can change the names of playlists. This function can be used with playlists “User Playlists”, “Analog Recorded”, The maximum number of characters: “Artists”, and “Albums”.
  • Page 70: Deleting A User Playlist

    Editing playlists Adding tracks to “Favorites” You can easily add the tracks you like to “Favorites” (max. 99 tracks). BAND SELECT While the track you want to add is stopped, paused or playing Press [FAVORITE/REG]. VOLUME CANCEL CANCEL Track registered to Favorites playlist. STOP PAUSE PLAY...
  • Page 71: Setting Of Music Shuffle Information

    Deleting tracks [HDD] Setting of Music Shuffle information Unnecessary tracks can be deleted from the HDD. You can select and delete a single track, or several tracks at once from You can set if this unit will use Music Shuffle information a playlist.
  • Page 72: Changing Titles

    Changing titles Changing an artist name or album name manually BAND [HDD] SELECT You can change the names of albums and artists for multiple tracks. VOLUME CANCEL CANCEL While the track you want to change the name of is stopped, Press [SUB MENU].
  • Page 73: Searching For Track Names, Artist Names And Album Names Within The Gracenote Database And Entering Them Automatically

    [Tips] Searching for track names, artist names ≥You can also perform the operations left from the Track List. and album names within the Gracenote Press [3 4] to select “Obtain Track Title” and press database and entering them automatically [ENTER]. Then operate from step 4. [HDD] ≥To add or remove check marks to a group of tracks You can use the Gracenote database to search for and obtain...
  • Page 74: Dividing And Combining Tracks On The Hdd

    Dividing and combining tracks on the HDD Press [3 4] to select “Divide and Combine LPCM Track” and press [ENTER]. Press [3 4] to select “Divide this Track” and press [ENTER]. BAND Divide LPCM Track SELECT Eine Kleine Nacht Musik Division Point 1 min 41 sec 00 VOLUME...
  • Page 75: Combining Tracks

    [Note] Combining tracks ≥Combining or dividing long tracks will take more time. ≥Two tracks cannot be combined if they exceed 202 minutes Only tracks recorded in LPCM format can be combined with and 53 seconds. other LPCM tracks. This function can be used with playlists “Albums”...
  • Page 76: Ez Sync "hdavi Control

    EZ Sync “HDAVI Control” is a convenient function that offers You can turn on this unit and television, and start playing the linked operation of this unit, and a Panasonic TV (VIERA) disc with a single press of a button.
  • Page 77: Auto Input Switching

    ∫ Auto input switching ∫ EZ Sync Control only with TV’s remote ≥When you switch the television input to TV tuner mode, this control (for “HDAVI Control 2”) § unit will automatically switch to “TV Audio ”. You can control the disc menus of this unit with the TV’s remote §...
  • Page 78: Operating Ipod With This Unit

    Operating iPod with this unit By inserting Universal Dock for iPod (SH-PD10, not included) into the OPTION port on the back of this unit, you can charge and play or record tracks from a connected iPod. Also make sure to read the operating instructions for SH-PD10. ≥You can enjoy higher audio quality when audio tracks from iPod are output through this unit’s speakers.
  • Page 79: Playing Tracks Of Ipod With The Remote Control

    Recording tracks from iPod to the HDD You can record tracks from iPod to the HDD. BAND Press [¥ HDD REC]. SELECT SELECT Recording starts in the set recording mode (➜ below) and playing of iPod also starts automatically. VOLUME VOLUME CANCEL CANCEL...
  • Page 80: Multiroom

    Expand your listening options with a Multiroom wireless sound system. Optional Panasonic wireless accessory SH-FX85 You can enjoy a Multiroom wireless sound system when you use the optional Panasonic wireless accessory SH-FX85. For details, please refer to the operating instructions for the optional Panasonic wireless accessory.
  • Page 81: Selecting The Source In Another Room

    Operating this unit from another room By operating the SH-FX85, you can control this unit and enjoy BAND tracks from another room. For more information, refer to the SELECT operating instructions for SH-FX85. VOLUME Source Button on the SH-FX85 CANCEL CANCEL Play HDD,...
  • Page 82: Changing Audio Quality/sound Field

    Changing audio quality/sound field BAND Press [1] and “TREBLE” is displayed. DISC SFC TG HDMI D.MIX MONO SLP ST CT SELECT SELECT HDCD MODE H.BASS VOLUME CANCEL 2 When “BASS” or “TREBLE” is displayed, press [3 4] to adjust the level. STOP PAUSE PLAY...
  • Page 83: Setting The Dolby Virtual Speaker

    Center Mark Setting the sound effects for the cable box, DISC SFC TG HDMI D.MIX MONO SLP ST CT HDCD digital broadcasts or satellite receiver MODE H.BASS This unit can decode the surround signals received through cable box, digital broadcasting or satellite broadcasts. Refer to The settings for the volume balance of the front speakers your equipment’s operating instructions for details.
  • Page 84: Using The Scheduled Timer Recording Function

    Using the scheduled timer recording function Set the operation details. BAND 1 Press [3 4] to select “Detail Setting” and press [ENTER]. SELECT REC Timer 1 Content Setting VOLUME Not Yet Set. CANCEL CANCEL Time AM 12:00 - AM 12:00 Source Not Yet Set.
  • Page 85: Selecting The Settings For The Scheduled Timer

    To change settings of a scheduled timer recording Selecting the settings for the scheduled Select the number of the scheduled timer recording in step 5 timer recording you want to use and set again. [Note] You can use only the scheduled timer recording that you want ≥Only radio and externally connected devices can be recorded to use by switching only the desired scheduled timer recording to “On”...
  • Page 86: Using Other Convenient Functions

    Using other convenient functions Using headphones Reduce the volume and connect the headphones (not BAND included). Headphone plug type: ‰3.5 mm ( z) stereo mini plug SELECT SELECT VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME OPEN/CLOSE SELECTOR VOLUME CANCEL CANCEL TUNING MUSIC PORT STOP PAUSE PLAY MENU PLAYLIST...
  • Page 87: Backing Up Hdd Data To A Pc

    ≥When creating a backup, we recommend using a fast network connection such as 100BASE-T LAN. ≥For further information about backups visit the following homepage. Backup destination PC with Windows XP SP2 installed...
  • Page 88: Backing Up Data Recorded To The Hdd

    Backing up HDD data to a PC Press [3 4 2 1] to select “Backup” and press [ENTER]. BAND Backup begins. A message will be displayed, indicating that backup is SELECT complete. The unit will briefly stay this way, and then it will turn off automatically shortly after.
  • Page 89: Restoring Backed Up Data

    To cancel restore Restoring backed up data 1 Press and hold [Í] during restoring. Restore This function will restore the backup data that was saved on This function will pause and the power will your PC to this unit. turn off immediately. Do you want to continue? If the HDD requires service, please wait until the HDD has been repaired before restoring the backup to the HDD.
  • Page 90: For Reference: Connecting This Unit Directly To A Pc

    For reference: connecting this unit directly to a PC When importing WMA/MP3 data (➜ page 40), creating a backup (➜ page 88), or restoring backed up data (➜ page 89), you can connect this unit directly to your PC with a cross LAN cable. When using this connection method, changes to the settings on this unit and your PC are necessary.
  • Page 91: Changing The Settings

    Changing the settings Common procedures Press [SETUP]. BAND Setup Setup for Video SELECT VIDEO HDMI DISPLAY VOLUME Other Setup Remote Control CANCEL Clock / Timer Power On/Off TV Audio Input Network Maintenance ENTER STOP PAUSE PLAY Main screen MENU PLAYLIST FUNCTIONS Press [3 4] to select “Setup for Video”...
  • Page 92 Changing the settings ∫ “Video” menu ≥4:3 Pan&Scan: Regular aspect television (4:3) TV Aspect Choose the setting to suit your The sides of the widescreen picture are cut off so it fills the screen television and preference. (unless prohibited by the disc). ≥4:3 Letterbox: Regular aspect television (4:3) Widescreen picture is shown in the letterbox style.
  • Page 93 ∫ “HDMI” menu ≥Standard RGB Range ≥Enhanced: When the black and white images are not distinct. When “HDMI Color Space” is set to “RGB” (➜ page 60, Picture Menu) ≥On: Select this when connected through the HDMI terminal. Video is output from the Video Mode (This setting is irrelevant when HDMI terminal according to the setting of the “Video Output Mode”...
  • Page 94 Software Program Update ≥Cancel Updates and improves the system software. – Information about obtaining system update discs will be made available on the support page. For more information, check the following website. Language code list Abkhazian: 6566 Chinese: 9072...
  • Page 95: Changing The Network Settings

    Changing the network settings Repeat steps 7–8, and enter numbers for other items. To return to the previous screen BAND Press [RETURN]. SELECT To exit the screen Press [RETURN] several times. VOLUME CANCEL If you made an input mistake Move the cursor with [2 1] and make corrections with the numbered buttons.
  • Page 96: Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently asked questions Connecting to other devices Page ≥The speaker terminals on this unit cannot be used with speakers other than the I want to connect this unit to — other speakers. included speakers. By using the included speakers with this unit, you can obtain the appropriate audio.
  • Page 97: Messages

    Messages Television displays (in general) Page ≥Another playlist with the same name already exists and you are trying to create a Another playlist with the — same name already exists, combined playlist that will be in excess of 99 tracks. The maximum number of but you cannot combine tracks that can be added to a single playlist is 99.
  • Page 98 Messages Television displays (in general) Page ≥There are no tracks recorded to the HDD. There are no tracks in the — Music Collection. ≥All tracks (or playlists) in the HDD have completed conversion and analysis. There are no tracks that can —...
  • Page 99 Unit displays (in general) ≥Trouble may have occurred. The number following “H” and “F7” depends on the H∑∑ or F7∑∑ — (∑∑ stands for a number.) status of the unit. Turn the unit off and then back to ON. Alternatively, turn the unit off, disconnect the AC power supply cord, and then reconnect it.
  • Page 100: Troubleshooting Guide

    Mode 1 (or 2).” is displayed. ≥Are you using other Panasonic products at the same time? The remote control Using remote controls for other devices causes signals may be similar, so change the remote control mode.
  • Page 101 Page ≥Are there power cords or fluorescent lights near any connected cords? Keep this During play, a “humming” — sound can be heard. unit as far away as possible from other electrical devices. ≥Has the LAN cable come unplugged? Check that the LAN cable is properly I can’t connect to the network.
  • Page 102 Troubleshooting guide Playback Issues Operation Page ≥This unit may not play WMA that contains still picture data. Play doesn’t start. — ≥If a disc contains CD-DA and other formats, proper playback may not be possible. — ≥Play may take time to begin when an MP3 track has still picture data. Even after the It takes time before play —...
  • Page 103 Playback Issues Picture Page ≥Ensure that the unit is not connected through a video cassette recorder. Picture distorted. ≥Have you selected an item in “Video Output Mode” that is incompatible with the connected equipment? Depending on the current connection status, perform corresponding steps.
  • Page 104 Troubleshooting guide Recording Issues Page ≥Is the selector set to “TV Audio” (when “TV Audio Input” is set to “DIGITAL IN”) or Cannot record. — “XM”? You cannot record tracks from these sources to the HDD. ≥Is the CD set to random or repeat play mode? Turn random/repeat play off. ≥Did you try to record WMA/MP3 tracks from a recordable disc? WMA/MP3 tracks Cannot perform high-speed —...
  • Page 105 MEMO...
  • Page 106: Specifications

    Specifications AMPLIFIER SECTION DISC SECTION RMS TTL Power Output 300W Playable discs [8 cm (3z) or 12 cm (5z)] 50 W per channel (8 ≠), 1 kHz, 10 % THD (1) DVD (DVD-Video, DVD-Audio) Front Ch §2, 5 §4, 5 50 W per channel (8 ≠), 1 kHz, 10 % THD (2) DVD-RAM (DVD-VR, MP3 , JPEG...
  • Page 107 SPEAKER SECTION GENERAL [Front\&\center\channel\SB-FCX7] Power supply AC 120 V, 60 Hz ∫ Front speaker section Power consumption 90 W Type Mechanical 2 way, 1 speaker system (Bass reflex) Dimensions (WtHtD) 360 mmk105.5 mmk334 mm z) Cone type zk13 Full range 6.5 cm (2 8 ≠/50 W §7...
  • Page 108: Glossary

    Glossary AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) Frame still and field still An audio compression method that compresses audio to Frames are the still pictures that go together to make a moving approximately 1/12 of its size with CD-level quality. picture. There are about 30 frames shown each second. One frame is made up of two fields.
  • Page 109: Product Service

    For product information or assistance with product operation: In the U.S.A., refer to “Customer Services Directory” on page 110. In Canada, contact the Panasonic Canada Inc. Customer Care Centre at 1-800-561-5505, or visit the website (, or an authorized Servicentre closest to you.
  • Page 110: Limited Warranty

    Monday-Friday 9 am-9 pm; Saturday-Sunday 10 am-7 pm, EST. For hearing or speech impaired TTY users, TTY : 1-877-833-8855 Accessory Purchases Purchase Parts, Accessories and Instruction Books online for all Panasonic Products by visiting our Web Site at: or, send your request by E-mail to:
  • Page 111 Panasonic Canada Inc. PANASONIC PRODUCT—LIMITED WARRANTY Panasonic Canada Inc. warrants this product to be free from defects in material and workmanship and agrees to remedy any such defect for a period as stated below from the date of original purchase.
  • Page 112 Deleting playlists ....70 [For[U.S.A.[ [For[Canada[ Panasonic Consumer Electronics Panasonic Canada Inc. Panasonic Puerto Rico, Inc. Company, Division of Panasonic 5770 Ambler Drive Ave. 65 de Infantería, Km. 9.5 Mississauga, Ontario...

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