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Pioneer C503 - DV - DVD Changer Operating Instructions Manual

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  • Page 1 DVD PLAYER DV-C503 Operating Instructions...
  • Page 2 CAUTION THIS FINE PIONEER PRODUCT. • Use of controls or adjustments or performance of Pioneer is on the leading edge of DVD research for procedures other than those specified herein may consumer products and this unit incorporates the latest result in hazardous radiation exposure.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    Please read through these operating instructions so you will know how to operate your model properly. After you have finished reading the instructions, put them away in a safe place for future reference. • This player is not suitable for commercial use. IMPORTANT CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK...
  • Page 4: Features Of This Player

    CD formats DVD, Video CD and CD discs that display the logos shown below can be played back on PIONEER DVD DVDs are recorded in one of four types of digital audio players. For more information on discs compatible with formats (as of October 1998).
  • Page 5 Easy setup and adjustment using Wide range of DVD viewing options on-screen menus Multi-Angle (page 32) Press SETUP on the remote control to open the Setup You can view scenes from different camera angles when screen and you’ll find setting up and adjusting the watching movies or other media with multiple angle system easy to do with on-screen menus conveniently playback available.
  • Page 6 Differences in Disc How to Proceed in This Composition Manual DVD is an incredible format that presents the highest quality digital audio and video available today. The DVDs are divided into units referred to as titles, and amount of information that can be recorded onto a DVD titles are divided into chapters.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Setting the Language Options ..33 Before Using ........8 Setting the on-screen display Checking Accessories ........8 Preparing the Remote Control ......8 (OSD) language ........33 Setting Language and Subtitle Preferences in Names and Functions ......9 the Setup Screen Menus ......
  • Page 8: Before Using

    Before Using Preparing the Remote Control Inserting batteries into the remote control While pushing the tab on the battery compartment cover toward the center of Checking Accessories the remote, pull out in the direction Please confirm that the following were received with the indicated by the player.
  • Page 9: Names And Functions

    Names and Functions Front Panel DISC OPEN/CLOSE D VD PLA YER DISC SKIP EXCHANGE STANDBY/ON CD MODE RANDOM ¡ ¢ 7 (stop) button STANDBY/ON button Press to switch the player on or to put in standby Press to stop playback. Pressing once enables (pages 21, 25).
  • Page 10: Display Window

    Display Window RANDOM TOTAL DISCS REPEAT CONDITION REMAIN DISC LAST MEMORY TITLE DOLBY DIGITAL DVD indicator TOTAL indicator Lights when a DVD is loaded. Indicates that the total number of titles/chapters or tracks is being displayed (page 51). CD indicator Lights when an audio CD is loaded.
  • Page 11: Rear Panel

    Use to connect this player to another component bearing the Pioneer Î mark. This lets you control player to your TV or monitor via the S-Video jack. When using this output, be sure to set VIDEO OUT this unit as though it were a component in a system.
  • Page 12: Remote Control

    Remote Control SUBTITLE button Press repeatedly to select one of the subtitle languages programmed on a DVD or to turn the subtitles off (page 35). SETUP button* LAST CONDITION OPEN/ MEMORY MEMORY CLOSE Press when the player is in either play or stop mode to open and close the Setup screen (page 18, 26).
  • Page 13 PAUSE 8 button CONDITION MEMORY button You can store in memory the settings for up to 15 Press to pause playback of a disc. Press again to DVDs. Press CONDITION MEMORY during DVD resume playback (page 42). playback to memorize the settings (page 49). PLAY 3 button OPEN/CLOSE 0 button Press to start disc playback (pages 21, 25).
  • Page 14: Making Connections

    Connection Guide Making The illustration on this page shows the basic setup using the audio and video cords included with this player. Use Connections this illustration as a guide to setting up your home system. An explanation of each type of audio and video connection available can be found on pages 15 to 17.
  • Page 15: Audio Connections

    DIGITAL OUT (Coaxial) Audio Connections The digital signal is transmitted electronically through a coaxial cable. This player features two digital (optical and coaxial) and also analog audio output formats. • Use to connect to an AV amplifier or receiver with built-in Dolby Digital, DTS, or MPEG decoder.
  • Page 16: Video Connections

    COMPONENT VIDEO OUT Video Connections • Make component video connections to a TV or monitor with component inputs to produce a higher This player features S-video, composite, and component quality video image. video output possibilities. • Use a component video cable or 3 video cords (not Check the manual supplied with your TV or monitor to supplied) to connect the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT determine the best possible connection for your system.
  • Page 17: System Control Connections

    CONTROL IN jack to the CONTROL OUT jack of NTSC = PAL, PAL = NTSC conversion is possible on another PIONEER component bearing the Î mark, you Video CDs. PAL = NTSC conversion is not possible on can control the player as though it were a component in DVDs.
  • Page 18: Setting Up The Player

    Setting Up the Press ( STANDBY/ON on the front panel ). Player Press SETUP. When SETUP is pressed for the first time, the following screen appears. Though the Setup Navigator may be used more than once, this screen only appears the first time SETUP is pressed. Using the Setup Navigator The Setup Navigator has been designed to simplify the Audio1 Audio2...
  • Page 19 Setting the OSD Language Setting the TV screen size (On-Screen Display Language) The [TV Type] screen establishes the size, or more appropriately the width to height ration of your television The [OSD Language] screen establishes the OSD or monitor. The width-to-height ratio of conventional TVs language, or on-screen display language, which refers to is 4:3, while the width-to-height ratio of wide screen and the language that is used by the player in menus and...
  • Page 20 Setting digital audio connections Confirming the settings to an AV amplifier or decoder The [Exit Setup Navigator] is the final screen in the Setup Navigator. The [Digital Jack] screen establishes whether digital connections have been made to an AV amplifier, receiver, or external decoder.
  • Page 21: Getting Started Using Your Dvd Player

    Getting Started Press ( STANDBY/ON on the front Using Your DVD panel) to turn on the player. Press OPEN/CLOSE 0 (0 OPEN/CLOSE on Player the front panel). The disc tray comes out. Load a disc. Playing DVDs, Video CDs and •...
  • Page 22: Changing Discs

    Changing discs – DVD/Video CD/CD Press EXCHANGE. The disc tray comes out. You can change any of the discs not in the play position using the EXCHANGE button. Because the disc in the Load a disc. play position is unaffected, you can use this button to change discs even during playback.
  • Page 23 When a menu screen is displayed To open or return to the DVD or Video CD menu screen Menu screens are displayed for DVDs that have menu Although this differs depending on the disc, pressing screens or Video CDs that include Playback Control MENU, TOP MENU, or RETURN during DVD (PBC).
  • Page 24: Chapter (Track) Skip Forward/Skip Back

    Advancing to the next chapter Chapter (Track) Skip Forward/ (track) Skip Back – DVD/Video CD/CD Press NEXT ¢ (¡ ¢ on the front panel). LAST CONDITION OPEN/ MEMORY MEMORY CLOSE AUDIO SUBTITLE ANGLE DISPLAY • Press to skip forward to the next chapter (track). •...
  • Page 25: Resuming Playback From Where You Stopped

    Stopping Playback and Resuming Playback from Switching Power Off Where You Stopped – DVD/Video CD Use the resume feature to restart playback from the – DVD/Video CD/CD point that the disc was stopped last time. Press STOP 7 once. The display shows “RESUME” and the stop position is LAST CONDITION OPEN/...
  • Page 26: Adjusting Audio And Video Settings

    Adjusting Audio Press ( STANDBY/ON on the front and Video panel) Press SETUP. Settings The Setup screen appears. (Example) Audio1 Audio2 Video Language General Using the Setup Screen Dolby Digital Out – Dolby Digital DTS Out – Off 96kHz PCM Out – 96kHz 3 48kHz MPEG Out –...
  • Page 27: Changing To The Setup Screen "Expert" Menu Mode

    IMPORTANT LAST CONDITION OPEN/ MEMORY MEMORY CLOSE Changing to the Setup Screen AUDIO SUBTITLE ANGLE DISPLAY “Expert” Menu Mode SETUP MENU TOP MENU 7, 8 RETURN 7, 8 The Setup screen menus are divided into two levels, ENTER PREV NEXT [Basic] and [Expert], to make this unit more convenient ¢...
  • Page 28: Setting The Digital Audio Output To Be Compatible With Your Av Component

    DTS Out Setting the Digital Audio This player is capable of outputting DTS digital audio for Output To Be Compatible with DVDs recorded in DTS. When this player is connected to an AV component that has a built-in DTS decoder, Your AV Component –...
  • Page 29: Adjusting The Dynamic Range Of The Audio Soundtrack

    MPEG Out Adjusting the Dynamic Range This player is capable of outputting the MPEG digital of the Audio Soundtrack – DVD bitstream. When the player is connected to an AV component that has a built-in MPEG decoder, select the Audio DRC stands for Audio Dynamic Range [MPEG] setting.
  • Page 30: Setting The Tv Screen Size

    Widescreen (16:9) TV or monitor Setting the TV Screen Size – DVD DVD screen size format Setting and Appearance The width-to-height ratio of conventional TVs is 4:3, while Wide screen format DVD the width-to-height ratio of wide screen and Please note that there are some high-definition TVs is 16:9.
  • Page 31: Selecting Picture Quality Appropriate For Program Content

    Selecting the type of paused Selecting Picture Quality image to display Appropriate for Program Expert – DVD Content This function lets you view a clear still-image when DVD – DVD/Video CD playback is paused. Make changes in the [Still Picture] setting in the Setup This lets you select the ideal picture quality for watching screen Video menu in the [Expert] menu mode (page movies, animation and other video media.
  • Page 32: Viewing From A Desired Camera Angle (Multi-Angle)

    To check whether or not a disc is recorded with Viewing from a Desired angles: Camera Angle (Multi-Angle) The jacket of discs that are recorded with angles will be marked with . When locations on discs that are recorded with angles are played back, the indicator can be displayed.
  • Page 33: Setting The Language Options

    Setting the Setting Language and Subtitle Language Preferences in the Setup Screen Menus – DVD Options The Setup screen Language menu contains a number of settings related to the audio and subtitle language preferences. Please note that changes to the settings in the DVDs have the capacity to contain a great deal of audio information, which includes the ability to hold up to 8 Language menu in this section cannot be made when a...
  • Page 34: Changing The Audio Language (Multi-Language Function)

    Changing Audio Type – Video CD/CD Changing the Audio Language For enjoyment of karaoke or similar format Video CDs (Multi-Language Function) – DVD and CDs, it is possible to select stereo audio, or either right or left channel mono depending on the Dolby Digital, PCM, and other audio data can be requirements of the source.
  • Page 35: Selecting A Subtitle Language (Multi-Language Subtitles)

    Selecting a subtitle language Selecting a Subtitle Language preference (Multi-Language Subtitles) The subtitle language that you will normally display can be selected from the subtitles programmed on a disc. – DVD Even when the subtitle language is changed during You can select a desired subtitle language with DVDs playback by pressing SUBTITLE , the language that have subtitle data in multiple languages recorded on...
  • Page 36 When “Other” is selected If you select [Code], use the cursor buttons (5/∞) to input the numbers of the input When you want to select one of the 136 languages as the main audio language, follow the steps below when code.
  • Page 37 Selecting a DVD menu language Selecting subtitles, assist subtitles preference or no subtitles Expert Expert In addition to containing different audio languages, DVD Use this function to turn the subtitles on or off. may also contain menu screens in different languages as Additionally, some DVDs provide assist subtitles that well.
  • Page 38: Advanced Functions

    Advanced Entering the password When you select either [Level Change] or [Password Change], it is necessary to enter the password (4-digit Functions code number). Use the following steps at any time you are asked to enter or confirm your password. Use the cursor buttons (5/∞) or the number buttons to select a number between 0 and 9.
  • Page 39 Setting the Parental Lock level Changing the password Change the Parental Lock level to a higher or lower level Change your password whenever you feel it is according to the settings printed on the DVD disc jacket necessary. However, if you forget your existing or accompanying documentation.
  • Page 40: Turning The Screen Saver On And Off

    Turning the Screen Saver On Changing the Background and Off Color of the Screen Expert Expert As a protective function against residual images on the You can select a blue or black background to appear TV screen or monitor, a phenomenon referred to as when the player is in the stop mode.
  • Page 41: Playing Cds Only (Cd Mode)

    Playing CDs only (CD Mode) Notes – CD • You can't switch on CD mode while playing a DVD or Video CD. Stop playback first. Using this feature you can play only the CDs loaded in • In CD mode, a disc number with a disc mark ( ) indicates the disc tray—automatically skipping over any DVDs or a CD (page 10).
  • Page 42: Still Frame/Slow Play/Frame Advance Playback

    Viewing a still frame Still Frame/Slow Play/Frame Advance Playback – DVD/Video CD Press PAUSE 8. The video images on DVD and Video CD can be viewed When viewing a DVD, if the paused picture shakes, as a still frame, played back at slow speeds and even select the [Field] setting in the Setup screen Video advanced frame by frame.
  • Page 43: Searching For A Title, Chapter, Track, Or Location On A Disc

    Searching for a Title, Chapter, Press SEARCH MODE repeatedly to select the type of search. Track, or Location on a Disc The type of search changes which each press as follows. – DVD/Video CD/CD 3 Title 3 Chapter/Track This player offers different ways of accessing the Off 2 Time 2 information on a DVD, Video CD, or CD.
  • Page 44: Repeat Play

    To repeat random playback Repeat Play – DVD/Video CD/CD Press REPEAT once during random playback to repeat the random (pages 45). You can repeat chapters or titles on DVDs, or repeat tracks, one disc or all discs (ALL) with CDs and Video To repeat a program CDs.
  • Page 45: Random Play

    Random playback of all tracks on Random Play – DVD/Video CD/CD all discs – Video CD/CD You can play in random order chapters or titles on DVDs, or tracks, 1 disc, or all discs (ALL) with CDs and Video CDs. Press RANDOM twice, then press ENTER or PLAY 3 (RANDOM then 3 on the front panel).
  • Page 46: Playback In A Desired Order (Program Play)

    Playback in a Desired Order Use the cursor buttons (3) to select the Title/Track field. (Program Play) – DVD/Video CD/CD Use the number buttons to enter the title The titles and chapters on a DVD and similarly the tracks or track numbers in the order you want on a Video CD or CD can be arranged to play in the order you want.
  • Page 47 To add to a program Add a new Disc, Title/Track or Chapter at the end of the program by following the steps in the section LAST CONDITION OPEN/ MEMORY MEMORY CLOSE ‘Programming’ on the previous page. AUDIO SUBTITLE ANGLE DISPLAY To repeat the contents of a program SETUP MENU...
  • Page 48: Continuing Playback From A Specified Location (Last Memory)

    Memorizing a Last Memory Continuing Playback from a location to return to later Specified Location (Last Memory) – DVD/Video CD Press LAST MEMORY during play. The “LAST MEMORY” indicator lights on the The Last Memory function is convenient when you want player.
  • Page 49: Memorizing Settings For Often Viewed Dvds (Condition Memory)

    When a disc that has memorized settings is Memorizing Settings for Often loaded Viewed DVDs (Condition “Condition Memory” will appear on the screen, and the previously memorized settings will be selected. Memory) – DVD You can store in memory settings for DVDs you often Erasing the recorded contents watch.
  • Page 50: Viewing Disc Information

    The display changes for each type of disc as follows Viewing Disc Information each time the button is pressed. – DVD/Video CD/CD Use DISPLAY to get current information about the disc currently loaded. You can get information about the titles TITLE information: and chapters on a DVD or tracks on a Video CD or CD.
  • Page 51: Resetting The Player To System Settings

    Press DISPLAY during while a disc is stopped to display DVD title and chapter information or Video Track Information: CD and CD track information. Press DISPLAY again to 0.03 Play turn the display off. 4.03 –4.00/ Track Top Row: disc number, track Information about the titles and chapters or tracks on a number, track time disc is displayed.
  • Page 52: Additional Information

    Additional Information Disc Care How to hold discs When loading or removing discs, try not to touch their playing surfaces. Cleaning Fingerprints or other dirt on the disc may affect sound and picture quality. To clean your discs, use a soft clean cloth to wipe them. If necessary, moisten a soft cloth with diluted neutral detergent to remove heavy dirt or fingerprints.
  • Page 53: For Proper And Long Use Of This Unit

    The player's pickup lens should not become dirty in normal use, but if for some reason it should malfunction CAUTION: WHEN PLACING THE UNIT IN A due to soiling, contact your nearest PIONEER authorized STEREO RACK WITH GLASS DOORS service center. Lens cleaners are commercially available,...
  • Page 54: Language Code List

    Language Code List Language codes are used when setting the audio and subtitle language preferences (page 36). Language Input-code Language Input-code Language Input-code Japanese (ja) 1001 Gujarati (gu) 0721 Rhaeto-Romance (rm) 1813 English (en) 0514 Hausa (ha) 0801 Kirundi (rn) 1814 French (fr) 0618...
  • Page 55: Troubleshooting

    The rear panel’s VIDEO OUT SELECT switch setting is not correct. PIONEER authorized service center or your dealer to \ Check that the VIDEO OUT SELECT switch is set carry out repair work.
  • Page 56 \ Point the remote control at the component that PIONEER service center. the player is connected to (page 17). The remote control is too far from the player, or the angle with the remote sensor is too wide.
  • Page 57: Terms

    Terms DTS stands for Digital Theater System. DTS is a surround system different from Dolby Digital that has Aspect ratio become a popular surround sound format for movies. In Aspect ratio refers to the length to height ratio of TV order to enjoy the benefits of DTS encoded discs, the screens.
  • Page 58 System control When you connect this player via a cord with a mini plug to another Pioneer component such as a receiver or an amplifier bearing the Î mark, you can control the player as though it were a component in a system. To control the player, point the player’s remote control at the...
  • Page 59: Specifications

    Specifications General Audio output (2 pairs) System ... DVD system, Compact Disc digital video system and Output level ......200 mVrms (1 kHz, –20 dB) Compact Disc digital audio system Number of channels ............2 Power requirements Jacks ............... RCA jacks U.S.
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