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PIONEER NEW MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
CLD-V2600
& CLD-V2400
See inside this Reference Guide for:
Level I — Manual Control of the CLD-V2600 & CLD-V2400
Level III — Computer Control of the CLD-V2600 & CLD-V2400
CLD-V2600
And CLD-V2400
LASERDISC/COMPACT DISC PLAYERS
LEVEL I & III
U S E R ' S
M A N U A L
PROGRAMMER'S REFERENCE GUIDE
Pioneer Technical Publication
TP 117 V. 2.0
12/93

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  • Page 1

    PIONEER NEW MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. CLD-V2600 & CLD-V2400 See inside this Reference Guide for: Level I — Manual Control of the CLD-V2600 & CLD-V2400 Level III — Computer Control of the CLD-V2600 & CLD-V2400 CLD-V2600 And CLD-V2400 LASERDISC/COMPACT DISC PLAYERS LEVEL I &...

  • Page 2

    PIONEER NEW MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. CLD-V2600 LASERDISC/COMPACT DISC PLAYERS LEVEL I & III U S E R ’ S M A N U A L PROGRAMMER’S REFERENCE GUIDE Pioneer Technical Publication TP 117 V. 2.0 12/93...

  • Page 3: Note To Users

    Please fill out the Registration Form on the next page and return it to the Pioneer address below to insure that you receive updated versions of the Level I & III Manual for the CLD-V2600/2400, and related support materials as they become available.

  • Page 4

    Addition — CLD-V2600 User’s Manual #1 — 11/94 Additional Error Messages The RS-232 Error Messages described on page 4-3 of the CLD-V2600 User’s Manual, also appear on the front panel illuminated display of CLD-V2600 players. There are two additional Error Messages that you may also see on the display. These two additional Error Messages are not returned in response to any RS-232 commands, but only appear on the front panel display.

  • Page 5

    Zip: Phone: Date: Comments: Please return this Registration Form and any comments you might have about this manual to: Pioneer New Media Technologies, Inc. Engineering and Product Development Engineering Support 600 East Crescent Avenue Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458-1827 201/327-6400 FAX: 201/327-9379 CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I &...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    ................1 - 1 1.1 Scope of Level I & III Manual ......... 1 - 1 1.2 Features of the CLD-V2600 & CLD-V2400 ..1 - 1 1.3 Special Features of the CLD-V2600 ..... 1 - 2 1.4 Overview of Player Control Methods ....

  • Page 7

    3.1.4 Skip Fwd/Rev ..(CLD-V2600 & CLD-V2400) 3 - 2 3.1.5 Scan Fwd/Rev (CLD-V2400 Button; CLD-V2600 Dial) ....3 - 3 3.1.6 Still Step Fwd/Rev ( CLD-V2600) ....3 - 3 3.1.7 Display ON/OFF ( CLD-V2600) ......3 - 3 3.2 Remote Control...

  • Page 8

    CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III • Table of Contents 4. External Computer Control — Level III ....4 - 1 4.1 Command and Status ..........4 - 1 4.1.1 Request Status ..........4 - 2 4.2 Error Messages ............

  • Page 9

    CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III • Table of Contents 4.7 Level III Command Descriptions (cont.) 4.7.2 Player Control Switch Commands ....4 - 25 25) Audio Control AD ........4 - 25 26) Video Control VD ........4 - 25 27) Key Lock KL ..........

  • Page 10

    CLD-V2600 Rear Panel View ....... 2 - Figure 2 - F CLD-V2400 Front Panel View......2 - Figure 2 - G CLD-V2400 Rear Panel View ....... 2 - Figure 2 - H Waveform of Infrared Remote Control Signal ..2 - Figure 2 - I Barcode Terminal Plugs ........

  • Page 11

    Figure 4 - S Register A: User’s Display Area CLD-V2600 ..4 - 40 Figure 4 - T Register A: User’s Display Area CLD-V2400 ..4 - 40 Figure 4 - U Setting Level III Register B Contents .....4 - 42 Figure 4 - V Setting Level III Register C Contents .....4 - 43...

  • Page 12: Introduction

    1. Introduction 1.1 Scope of Level I & III Manual 1.2 Features of the CLD-V2600 & CLD-V2400 1.3 Special Features of the CLD-V2600 1.4 Overview of Player Control Methods 1.5 Chapter Highlights CHAPTER CLD-V2600 & CLD-V2400 LEVEL I & III USER’S MANUAL...

  • Page 13

    This feature is especially useful when playing compact audio discs or LaserDiscs with digital audio. Controlling the CLD-V2600 or the CLD-V2400 as part of a Level I or Level III delivery system is the main focus of this manual.

  • Page 14

    • The CLD-V2600 is well-suited to extended operation in kiosks, etc. • It has a 12 line x 20 character user display (2 more lines than CLD-V2400). • It is fully plug compatible with CLD-V2400 with the same RS-232C mnemonic command set.

  • Page 15

    RS-232C interface from an external computer. The CLD-V2600 & CLD-V2400 Videodisc players do not support Level II applications. For more information on Level II, refer to Pioneer’s LD-V8000 Level II User’s Manual/ Programmer’s Reference Guide, TP114 v.2.1, available through Pioneer New Media Technologies, Inc.,...

  • Page 16

    For detailed illustrations of Front and Rear Panels of the CLD-V2600, See Figures 2-C & 2-D ( Chapter 2 , page 2-5 & 6); CLD-V2400, see Figures E & F ( Chapter 2 , page 2-7). (For Overview of Internal Player Controls, See Appendix H.)

  • Page 17

    For information about using the Front Panel Buttons, the Remote Control Unit (CU-V113 or RU-V103) or a Pioneer Barcode Reader for Manual Control (Level I Control) of the CLD-V2600 or the CLD-V2400, see Chapter 3. Figure 1-B CLD-V2600 /2400 Level I & III User’s Manual TP 117 v.

  • Page 18

    RS-232C port. The player’s Level III mnemonic command set is used to develop interactive programs for the CLD-V2600 or the CLD-V2400. (See Section 4.4 on pages 4-5 and 4-6 or Appendix A for the list of mnemonic commands available.) Level III mnemonic commands are also used to control the LD-V8000, the LD-V4400, and the LD-V2200 (NTSC players), LD-V4200 (discontinued NTSC player), the CLD-V2300D and the LD-V4300D (NTSC/PAL players), and the LD-V4100 (PAL player).

  • Page 19: Chapter Highlights

    Chapter Four — External Computer Control — Level III This chapter explains how commands are sent to the CLD-V2600 and the CLD-V2400 from an external computer to control playback of LDs or CDs. It also describes error messages that may be returned, the default settings, a basic list of Level III commands and descriptions of each command.

  • Page 20

    Communication Control Commands, Register Control Commands, and Input Device Commands. For additional information see the attached Appendices: Appendix A Level III commands on the CLD-V2600 & CLD-V2400 Appendix B Remote Control Units — CU-V113 &RU-V103 Appendix C CLD-V2600 & CLD-V2400 Interface Cable Specifications Appendix D LaserBarcode™, LB2 Commands &...

  • Page 21: Operational Basics

    2.2 Player Indicators 2.3 Interfaces 2.4 Function Switches 2.5 On-Screen Displays in Manual Mode CHAPTER CLD-V2600 & CLD-V2400 LEVEL I & III USER’S MANUAL Programmer’s Reference Guide CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III User’s Manual TP 117 v. 2.0 • 12/93...

  • Page 22

    Turn ON (1) bit 7 of Register C via computer control to make the CLD-V2600 or the CLD-V2400 enter this mode. Turn OFF (0) bit 7 of Register C to change the operating mode from Test Mode to Normal Control Mode.

  • Page 23: Operating Modes

    Chapter Two • CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III Operating Modes P O W E R — O N Test Mode Turn ON (1) Bit 7 of Reg C. Not required for normal player operation; used primarily by service center personnel for servicing the player.

  • Page 24: Active States

    Figure 2-B 2.2 Player Indicators for the CLD-V2400 & CLD-V2600 The CLD-V2400 has four indicator lights on the front panel. These four indicators are explained below. (See diagram of CLD-V2400’s Front Panel, Figure 2-F, on page 2-7.) Digital Sound (green) —...

  • Page 25

    Chapter Two • CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III CLD-V2600 — Front Panel Illuminated DISPLAY WINDOW D I G I TA L S O U N D CHP-TRK FR-TM 1 / L 2 / R Figure 2-C 1. DIGITAL SOUND INDICATOR: This indicator lights when the disc being played has digital audio and when the digital audio signal is output from a LaserDisc.

  • Page 26

    On CLV discs, slightly rotate the dial for a clear picture BARCODE JACK: Connect a Pioneer scan. Rotate the dial further for a normal CLV LaserBarcode Reader (UC-V108BC or Scan.

  • Page 27

    1. INTERFACE CONNECTOR RS-232C (D-SUB 15 pin): This provides a serial interface connection to a computer or controller. (See Appendix C of this Manual for cable descriptions, or Pioneer Product Information Bulletin #6.) 2. FUNCTION SWITCHES: Switch 1 sets Load Start /Power On Start ON or OFF. Switch 2 sets Baud Rate to 1200 or 4800.

  • Page 28

    CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III • Chapter Two CLD-V2400 — Front Panel View Front Panel LED Indicators Control Digital Sound, Disc Set, Play Standby, Key Lock Buttons CD CDV LD Player CLD-V2400 LaserDisc Disc Tray Door Barcode Terminal...

  • Page 29: Interfaces

    Both the remote sensor and the Barcode Terminal can receive signals from either a Pioneer Barcode Reader or from the remote control unit. Both Barcode and remote control commands are transmitted in serial data streams.

  • Page 30

    RCU input is decoded by the RCU Decoder. See Figure 2-K on the next page and Appendix H, CLD-V2600 & CLD-V2400 Internal Player Controls for details; page H-3 for Control Block Diagram. The RCU Decoder interprets both commands and responses from an input device.

  • Page 31: Rs-232c Interface Connector

    Figure 2-K 2.3.2 RS-232C Interface Connector Both the CLD-V2600 and the CLD-V2400 can be controlled by a computer connected to the RS-232C port on the back of the player. This section gives specific information about: 1.) The RS-232C Connector; 2.) The pin outs of the Serial Interface;...

  • Page 32

    CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III • Chapter Two 2) Serial Interface Pin Outs Pin # Terminal Input/Output Level OUTPUT RS-232C INPUT RS-232C OUTPUT +5V PULLUP No Connection No Connection No Connection No Connection OUTPUT INPUT No Connection No Connection No Connection Figure 2-M 3) The Serial Interface...

  • Page 33

    Ground CLD-V2400 Figure 2-O See Appendix C for specific interface cable pin configurations to use to connect various computers to the CLD-V2600 or to the CLD-V2400. 2-12 CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III User’s Manual TP 117 v. 2.0 • 12/93...

  • Page 34: Function Switches

    The CLD-V2600 videodisc player has four physical dip-switches, #1-4, on the rear panel of the player and the CLD-V2400 has two, #1 & 2. (See diagram below.) These are used to set several function parameters after the power is turned on.

  • Page 35: On-screen Displays In Manual Mode

    “Frame Set”, page 4-21. While both players are fully interactive with CAV discs and hold CAV still frames, neither player will display a still frame from a CLV disc. (The Pioneer LD-V8000 player is the only one in the industry to display CLV still frames.) 2-14 CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I &...

  • Page 36

    CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III • Chapter Two While playing a CAV Laser Disc, the player displays chapter and frame numbers: The two digit chapter number and five digit frame 02 02638 number are displayed on the top line of the monitor (display line 0) as in the example in Figure 2-R.

  • Page 37

    AUDIO button repeatedly. Digital Stereo is the default setting, if digital audio is encoded on the disc. NOTE: The Digital Sound indicator on the front of the CLD-V2400 player will be lit if the disc being played is encoded with digital audio. On the CLD-V2600 player, the words “Digital Sound”...

  • Page 38

    CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III • Chapter Two Speed Status To set the playback speed of the player, press MULTI-SPEED SET (“Up” or “Down” on the remote control unit). The speed setting will be displayed in the upper right corner of the monitor on the first display line (display line 0).

  • Page 39

    Chapter Two • CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III Repeat Mode Status When the REPEAT button is pressed on the remote control, the player displays three repeat options for LaserDiscs: Repeat Side, Repeat Chapter or Auto Return. Repeat options for CDs are Repeat Side, Repeat Track and Auto Return. All of the repeat options may be toggled through by pressing the REPEAT button several times.

  • Page 40: Area 3: Argument Display

    Chapter, Frame, Track or Time. (See Figure 2-R - 2-T) The CLD-V2600 & the CLD-V2400 players search or play to frame numbers on a CAV disc; to chapter numbers on a CAV or CLV disc that has chapters encoded on the disc; to time numbers on a CLV disc;...

  • Page 41

    Chapter Two • CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III NOTE: If address numbers are entered incorrectly in Manual Mode, press the CLEAR button to remove them, re-enter the numbers and then press SEARCH or PLAY. NOTE: It is not possible to search to the Index level with the remote control unit. It is possible to search to indices by creating and scanning Barcode CD commands.

  • Page 42

    CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III • Chapter Two CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III User’s Manual 2-21 TP 117 v. 2.0 • 12/93...

  • Page 43: Manual Control - Level I

    3. Manual Control — Level I 3.1 Front Panel Control 3.2 Remote Control 3.3 Barcode Control CHAPTER CLD-V2600 & CLD-V2400 LEVEL I & III USER’S MANUAL Programmer’s Reference Guide CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III User’s Manual TP 117...

  • Page 44: Stop-open/close ( Cld-v2600 & Cld-v2400)

    CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III • Chapter Three 3 MANUAL CONTROL — Level I The CLD-V2600 and the CLD-V2400 can be manually controlled by using the front panel buttons, the remote control unit CU-V113, packaged with the player, or the optional remote control unit RU-V103 sold separately, or a Pioneer Barcode Reader.

  • Page 45: Pause (cld-v2600)

    PAUSE ON and OFF. PAUSE is can be used in Random Access Mode, during LD or CD playback. 3.1.4 SKIP FWD / REV - CLD-V2600 / CLD-V2400 Function: Pressing SKIP FORWARD makes the player jump forward one chapter or track at a time. If SKIP FORWARD is pressed repeatedly, it will skip forward the corresponding number of chapters.

  • Page 46: Scan Fwd/rev

    Explanation: The CLD-V2400 player scans as long as this button is pressed. The scanning speed of the CLD-V2400 is about 40x normal speed on CAV discs; approx. 25x normal speed on CLV discs. SCAN FWD/REV Dial — CLD-V2600 Function: Rotating the SCAN CONTROL on the CLD-V2600 makes the player scan forward or reverse rapidly.

  • Page 47: Remote Control

    Each remote control unit button associated with a corresponding command that may be used to control the CLD-V2600 or the CLD-V2400 is described in Figure 3-B below and see Figure 3-C on page 3-5. Also, refer to the text that follows Figure 3-C.

  • Page 48

    CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III • Chapter Three CU-V113 / RU-V103 Remote Control: See Section 3.2.2, beginning on page 3-6, LEVEL I CONTROL for details about the use of each specific remote control button. REJECT: Ceases playback and spins-down the disc. PAUSE: Ceases playback and displays a squelch screen.

  • Page 49: Reject

    Chapter Three • CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III 1) REJECT Function: Pressing this button is effective only when the player is in Spin Up or Random Access Mode. When this command is sent to the player, the active mode of the player is changed to Spin Down, processing waits until the spindle stops, and then the active mode is changed to Park.

  • Page 50: Repeat Mode

    CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III • Chapter Three 4) REPEAT MODE Function: Use this button to automatically repeat playback of one side of a disc; to repeat a specific chapter of an LD; to repeat a specific track of a CD; or to automatically spin down the LD or CD &...

  • Page 51

    Chapter Three • CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III NOTES on Repeat Mode: • The REPEAT MODE button functions only during playback. • When using the RS-232C control, the REPEAT MODE button may not function, depending on the status of player operation. •...

  • Page 52: Display

    CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III • Chapter Three 5) STILL/STEP FWD / REV (CAV LaserDiscs Only) Function: When a CAV disc is playing, pressing these buttons makes the player hold a still frame and step one frame forward or reverse. Pressing these buttons has no effect when a CLV disc is playing, and the letters CLV appear in the upper right corner of the screen.

  • Page 53: Audio

    Chapter Three • CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III 8) AUDIO Function: Pressing this button sets the audio switches. Explanation: The current audio setting is displayed when the audio button is pressed. Pressing this button repeatedly will change the audio status display as shown below.

  • Page 54: Speed Set Down/up

    CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III • Chapter Three The following audio options are available for CDs; or LDs with only Digital Audio. Digital Stereo Digital 1/L Digital 2/R Audio OFF Figure 3-G NOTE: LDs often have the same audio recorded on both the Digial and Analog audio channels so the Analog audio can be output on older players that do not have Digital Audio out, such as the LD-V2200 and the LD-V4200.

  • Page 55: Clear

    Chapter Three • CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III 10) CLEAR Function: Pressing CLEAR will clear an argument input from the remote control unit or stop a search operation. Explanation: When the CLEAR button is pressed while an argument is being input, all arguments are cleared and the displayed arguments are removed from the screen.

  • Page 56: Chapter / Frame Track / Time

    CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III • Chapter Three If the REJECT button is pressed during a search, the player stops the search and enters Spin Down Mode. If the PLAY or MULTI-SPEED button is pressed, the player continues the search, then starts to play or starts a multi-speed play (CAV only) after the search.

  • Page 57

    Chapter Three • CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III CLV discs CLV discs encoded with chapters and time numbers: Chapter Mode Time Mode Chapter Mode CLV discs encoded with time numbers, without chapters: Time Mode Time Mode CDs encoded with track numbers, or track and index numbers, and time numbers: Track Mode Time Mode Track Mode...

  • Page 58: Barcode Control

    LaserDisc or from a CD. Scan a LaserBarcode™ with a Pioneer barcode reader and send the command to the CLD-V2600 or the CLD-V2400 to display still frames or play video/audio segments on a CAV disc or chapter segments on a CLV disc. Scan a LaserBarcode 2™...

  • Page 59

    Chapter Three • CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III The LaserBarcode Association strongly recommends that all extended LB2 barcodes include a subscript 2 next to the barcode. Barcode creation software sold by Pioneer follows this recommendation: LB2 extended barcodes have a subscript 2 next to them.

  • Page 60: Pioneer Barcoce Readers

    Customers look for these logos to assure the application can be used with specific players that are LaserBarcode, LB2 or Barcode CD compatible. As mentioned above, LaserBarcode, LB2 or Barcode CD barcodes may be created using Pioneer Barcode preparation software: The Bar’n’Coder for the Macintosh ® , or BarKoder for Windows or LaserBarcode Tool Kit for IBM/MS DOS ®...

  • Page 61

    Chapter Three • CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III • On-screen displays are not visible when the barcode reader is used to send barcode commands to control the player. By pressing the Display or Audio button on the remote control unit packaged with the player or on the Autoscanning Barcode Reader, the current disc location or audio settings can be temporarily displayed on the screen.

  • Page 62: External Computer Control - Level

    Level III Commands for LD & CD Control Command Formats Status Returns Level III Command Descriptions CHAPTER CLD-V2600 & CLD-V2400 LEVEL I & III USER’S MANUAL Programmer’s Reference Guide CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III User’s Manual TP 117...

  • Page 63: Command And Status

    4 External Computer Control — Level III This chapter describes the computer control protocol and specific commands used for Level III control of the CLD-V2600 and the CLD-V2400 players. To attach a computer to the player via the RS-232 port, refer to Appendix C, Interface Cable Specifications.

  • Page 64: Request Status

    The length of the command line is limited to the buffer size. For the CLD-V2400 and CLD-V2600 the length of a command string is limited to 20 characters. The <CR> or <LF> are not included in the buffer size.

  • Page 65: Error Messages

    CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III • Chapter Four Status Reporting Automatic Status Auto-Completion Message Error Indication Message Request Status Figure 4-B 4.2 Error Messages Code Message Meaning Communication error Communication line error, framing error, buffer overflow error. Feature not available Non-usable function has been tried.

  • Page 66: Initial Settings

    Chapter Four • CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III 4.3 Initial Settings The internal registers and switches are set to the following conditions when power is turned on. The settings are not re-initialized when the player is put into Park or Door Open Mode.

  • Page 67: Level Iii Commands For Ld & Cd Control

    4.4 Level III Commands for LD & CD Control The following commands are available in Level III with the CLD-V2600 and the CLD-V2400 players. Check marks indicate whether the command functions during LD or CD playback. The page number refers to the page that contains a detailed description and examples of how to use the specific command.

  • Page 68

    See Appendix A for Alphabetical Listing of all Level III commands available on the CLD-V2600 and CLD-V2400 players; also included is a separate list of LD-commands available and a separate list of CD-commands available. NOTE: The * by the command number indicates this command is implemented slightly differently on the CLD-V2600 and CLD-V2400 players.

  • Page 69: Command Formats

    CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III • Chapter Four 4.5 Command Formats Level III commands on the CLD-V2600 and the CLD-V2400 are expressed as “Command Mnemonics”, so they are easy to remember. “Command Mnemonics” are also used for Level III control of the LD-V2200, LD-V8000, LD-V4400, the LD-V4200 (a discontinued model), the LC-V330 Autochanger, as well as for the LD-V4100 (PAL player), CLD-V2300 (NTSC/PAL) and the LD-V4300D (NTSC/PAL player).

  • Page 70

    Chapter Four • CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III 2) Integer — This indicates that the argument should be an integer number. The value is used to set a control register to some specified value or condition. N1 N2 N3 N4 N5 minimum = 00000 »...

  • Page 71: Status Returns

    CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III • Chapter Four 4.6 Status Returns The player can return codes to the computer indicating certain status conditions: 1) Completion Message The completion message used in Automatic Status is “R”. R <C/R> 2) Error Message The error message is indicated by the letter “E”...

  • Page 72

    Chapter Four • CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III 4) Timing The timing from the receipt of a command to the return of the status value is as follows: • T1 is the time from the receipt of <C/R> at the end of the command string to the start of command execution, and is within a maximum of 20 ms.

  • Page 73: Level Iii Command Descriptions

    4.7 Level III Command Descriptions This section of the manual contains a detailed explanation of each Level III command available for use when controlling the CLD-V2600 or CLD-V2400 from an external computer or controller. The format used to describe each command is...

  • Page 74

    Chapter Four • CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III 3) REJECT LD/CD Function: Disc rotation is stopped. Format: Explanation: If this command is sent when the player is in Random Access Mode or Setup Mode, the Reject Mode starts and disc rotation stops.

  • Page 75

    CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III • Chapter Four LD/CD PLAY Function: Pictures and sound are reproduced. Format: (Address) Explanation: 1) If this command is sent when the player is in Random Access Mode, video and audio are played at normal speed. Play Mode is the only mode in which sound is automatically reproduced with video on LaserDiscs.

  • Page 76

    Chapter Four • CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III Execution #4: * Pause Mode (LDs-CLV) F R 2 0 2 8 0 4 P L <CR> * Plays to 20 min., 28 sec., 4 frames and enters Pause. R <C/R> NOTE: The On-Screen Display will only show 20:28 but if a ?F is issued, the player will return the extended time number: 202804.

  • Page 77

    CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III • Chapter Four 8) STEP FORWARD LD (CAV Only) 9) STEP REVERSE LD (CAV Only) Function: Pictures are moved one frame forward or reverse. Format: S F - STEP FORWARD S R - STEP REVERSE Explanation: If this command is sent to the player when it is in Random Access Mode, the pictures will move one frame forward or reverse, and...

  • Page 78: Important Note

    Chapter Four • CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III 12) MULTI-SPEED FORWARD LD (CAV Only) 13) MULTI-SPEED REVERSE LD (CAV Only) Function: Playing is done at the speed set in the speed register. Format: (Address) M F - MULTI-SPEED FORWARD (Address) M R - MULTI-SPEED REVERSE Explanation: 1) If this command is sent to the player when it is in Random...

  • Page 79

    ** NOTE: 2SP plays one frame every second (Step 1) on the CLD-V2400. Similarly, 2SP sets a Step 1 to play one frame every second on the Pioneer LD-V2200, LD-V4400 and LD-V8000. Early versions of the CLD-V2400 played 1 frame every three seconds (Step 3) if a 0SP or 1SP were sent to the player.

  • Page 80

    Chapter Four • CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III 15) SEARCH LD/CD Function: Search to disc location specified by the address value. Format: Address Explanation: The specified address is written in the Search Register as indicated by the address flag. When the search is started, the Search Register address is compared with the current address and the pickup is moved so that the difference becomes 0.

  • Page 81

    CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III • Chapter Four NOTE: This last example will display 26:20 if the On-Screen Display is turned on, but if a ?F <CR> is sent to the player via computer, the player will return 262012. NOTE: Users should note that searching to the index and block levels on a CD is possible with Level III computer control.

  • Page 82

    Chapter Four • CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III 16) STOP MARKER LD/CD Function: Stop marker is set to the specified address. Format: Address Explanation: The specified address is written in the Mark Frame/Time/Block Register or Mark Chapter/Track Register as indicated by the address flag, and the completion status “R”...

  • Page 83

    CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III • Chapter Four 17) FRAME SET Function: Address flag is set to “frame.” Format: Explanation: When a CAV LaserDisc is playing, this command sets the address flag to “frame” prior to searches. The player recognizes this address flag until a command indicating a different one is sent.

  • Page 84

    Chapter Four • CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III 19) TIME SET LD (CLV Only) & CD Function: Address flag is set to “time.” Format: Explanation: If this command is sent when a CLV LaserDisc or a CD is being played, the address flag is set to “time,”...

  • Page 85

    CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III • Chapter Four 21) INDEX SET Function: Address flag is set to “index.” Format: Explanation: If this command is sent, the address flag is set to “index,” when a CD is playing and the subsequent addresses to be handled are evaluated as index numbers of a specific track.

  • Page 86

    95959 (9 hour 59 minutes 59 seconds) Chapter number When a lead-out search is made on the CLD-V2400, the convergence occurs immediately before the lead-out area, i.e. at the end of the program area. During CD playback, in some cases the actual lead out is longer than the lead out time recorded in the TOC information.

  • Page 87

    CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III • Chapter Four 4.7.2 Player Control Switch Commands 25) AUDIO CONTROL LD/CD Function: The audio output condition is selected. Format: Integer Explanation: The contents of the Audio Control Register are rewritten. The completion status is returned immediately. The relationship between the contents of the register specified by the integer and the output audio channel is indicated in Figures 4-K and 4-L on the next page.

  • Page 88

    Chapter Four • CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III Audio Control Register ARG. FUNCTION ANALOG CH1 ANALOG CH2 ANALOG STEREO DIGITAL CH1 DIGITAL CH2 DIGITAL STEREO Figure 4-K CAUTION: If a disc contains only FUNCTION analog or only digital audio, S6 Analog Audio Only through S9 are set as indicated: Digital Audio Only...

  • Page 89

    CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III • Chapter Four Video Control Diagram Squelch Switch Video Switch Video Video Out Demodulator Squelch Video Control Figure 4-M Execution: * Video Switch = ON O V D <C/R> R <C/R> * Video Switch = OFF 27) KEY LOCK LD/CD Function:...

  • Page 90

    Chapter Four • CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III 4.7.3 Display Control 28) DISPLAY CONTROL LD/CD Function: Character display is turned ON/OFF. Format: Integer Explanation: Contents of the Display Control Register are displayed. The initial value of the register is 0 and the display switch is OFF. When it is turned on, (1DS) the chapter number, frame number or time number and the user’s area can be displayed if an LD is playing and if chapters are encoded on the disc.

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    CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III • Chapter Four 29) CLEAR SCREEN LD/CD Function: The characters shown in the User Display Area are cleared. Format: Explanation: Characters on all of the lines are cleared. To clear only a particular line, overwrite the line with spaces by means of the PR command.

  • Page 92

    First, specify the line number using an integer. (Lines 0-11 are selectable on the CLD-V2600 and lines 0-9 are selectable on the CLD-V2400.) After the command character PR is entered, it is terminated with the <C/R> code. In the next command line, specify the character string.

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    CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III • Chapter Four 4.7.4 Request Commands 31) FRAME NUMBER REQUEST Function: The frame number which is currently being played is returned. Format: Explanation: Contents of the current Frame Register are returned. During playback of a CAV disc, a 5-digit frame number is returned. During playback of a CLV disc, a 6-digit frame number is returned.

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    Frame Register. Time numbers encoded on most discs manufactured since the early 80’s consist of extended time numbers: hour, minutes, seconds, and frames. The CLD-V2400 will access the hours, minutes and seconds encoded on the disc. Older discs may only be encoded with hours and minutes.

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    CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III • Chapter Four 35) INDEX NUMBER REQUEST Function: The index number which is currently being played is returned. Format: Explanation: Contents of the Index Number Register are returned. The index number is returned with the track number as a 4-digit integer: track number (01-99) and index number (01-99).

  • Page 96

    Chapter Four • CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III The current track, index and P-time (elapsed time of current track) are returned together as a 10-digit integer. If this command is used when playing the disc at normal speed, the block numbers are renewed even while communication is taking place.

  • Page 97

    CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III • Chapter Four 39) PLAYER ACTIVE MODE REQUEST LD/CD Function: The value representing the current active mode of the player is returned. Format: Explanation: Active modes are returned according to the classification shown in the following table. This command is useful in confirming whether the player has already been started and placed in Random Access Mode.

  • Page 98

    Chapter Four • CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III 40) DISC STATUS REQUEST Function: Attributes of the disc being played are returned. Format: Explanation: Status information concerning the disc is returned in the following format. If this command is sent while a CD is playing, an error code, E04, is returned.

  • Page 99

    Player. The next two characters (27 or 18 in the examples above) indicate the player series or model number. The CLD-V2600 will return 27 as the next two digits; the CLD-V2400 will return 18. The last two digits (XX) represent the player version number and they are updated periodically as running changes are made to the players.

  • Page 100

    Integer Explanation: Contents of the communication control register (CCR) are rewritten. For the CLD-V2600 and the CLD-V2400, the Automatic Status can be selected ON or OFF. When Automatic Status is ON the Player returns an “R” upon execution of a command, when it is OFF, it does not.

  • Page 101

    Explanation: In Register A, detailed attributes concerning the display are set. The CLD-V2600 & the CLD-V2400 have three types of display settings: Frame number (LD-CAV) or Time number (LD-CLV, CD); Chapter number (LD-CAV or CLV) or Track-Index number (CD); and User’s Display for user-generated messages, lines 0-9 on the CLD-V2400 and lines 0-11 on the CLD-V2600.

  • Page 102

    User’s Area 12 lines x 20 Characters Figure 4-S The display positions on the screen for the CLD-V2400 are pictured below: Chapter (CAV or CLV) (2) Frame (CAV) or Time (CLV) (5) Track-Index (CD) (4) Time or Time+ Block (CD) (4 or 6)

  • Page 103

    CLD-V2600. Line 2 to 9 are used exclusively as the User’s Display Area on the CLD-V2400. If all lines of the User’s Display Area are required for user defined messages, the 4RA command can be sent to the player. This will reserve all lines (including lines 0 and 1) in the display for user messages.

  • Page 104

    Chapter Four • CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III 46) REGISTER B SET LD/CD Function: Changes the current setting of Register B. (Squelch Control) Format: Integer Explanation: Attributes concerning the squelch switch for video and audio are set in Register B. The squelch switch is normally controlled automatically in accordance with the operating mode of the player.

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    CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III • Chapter Four 47) REGISTER C SET LD/CD Function: Changes the current setting of Register C. (Miscellaneous) Format: Integer Explanation: When power is turned ON, the Side Repeat function of Register C is set to ON.

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    Chapter Four • CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III 48) REGISTER A REQUEST LD/CD Function: Returns the contents of Register A. (Display) Format: Explanation: Returns detailed attributes of Register A in the following format: <C/R> Frame number display 1 = ON; 0 = OFF Chapter number display 1 = ON;...

  • Page 107

    CLD-V2600 / 2400 Level I & III • Chapter Four 50) REGISTER C REQUEST LD/CD Function: Returns the contents of Register C. (Miscellaneous) Format: Explanation: Returns function switch setting data in the following format: C1 <C/R> Side Repeat 1: ON 0: 0FF Load Start 1: ON...

  • Page 108

    Chapter Four • CLD-V2400 Level I & III 4.7.7 Input/Output Device Control Commands 51) INPUT UNIT REQUEST LD/CD Function: Reports input data from the remote control unit. Format: Explanation: The RCU input data is always returned as two ASCII-HEX codes.

  • Page 109

    Level III Commands for CLD-V2600/2400 Command Mnemonic Page Player Control Commands Door Open 4-11 Door Close 4-11 Reject 4-12 Start 4-12 Play (Address) PL 4-13 Pause 4-14 Still 4-14 Step Forward 4-15 Step Reverse 4-15 Scan Forward 4-15 Scan Reverse 4-15 Multi Speed Forward (Address) MF...

  • Page 110

    Level III Commands for CLD-V2600/2400 (cont.) Command Mnemonic Page Display Control Commands Display Control Integer 4-28 Clear Screen 4-29 Print Character Integer 4-30 Request Control Commands Frame Number Request 4-31 Chapter Number Request 4-31 Time Request 4-32 Track Number Request 4-32 Index Number Request 4-33...

  • Page 111

    Level III Commands for CLD-V2600/2400 — LD Command Mnemonic Page Player Control Commands Door Open 4-11 Door Close 4-11 Reject 4-12 Start 4-12 Play (Address) PL 4-13 Pause 4-14 Still 4-14 Step Forward 4-15 Step Reverse 4-15 Scan Forward 4-15 Scan Reverse 4-15 Multi Speed Forward...

  • Page 112

    Level III Commands for CLD-V2600/2400 — LD (cont.) Command Mnemonic Page Display Control Commands Display Control Integer 4-28 Clear Screen 4-29 Print Character Integer 4-30 Request Control Commands Frame Number Request 4-31 Chapter Number Request 4-31 Time Request 4-32 Player Active Mode Request 4-35 Disc Status Request (LD) 4-36...

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    Level III Commands for CLD-V2600/2400 — CD Command Mnemonic Page Player Control Commands Door Open 4-11 Door Close 4-11 Reject 4-12 Start 4-12 Play (Address) PL 4-13 Pause 4-14 Scan Forward 4-15 Scan Reverse 4-15 Search Address SE 4-18 Stop Marker Address SM 4-20 Time Set...

  • Page 114

    Register A Request (Display) 4-44 Register B Request (Squelch Control) 4-44 Register C Request (Miscellaneous) 4-45 Input/Output Device Control Commands Input Unit Request 4-46 Input Number Wait 4-46 Appendix A Level III Commands for CLD-V2400/2600 TP 117 v. 1.0 • 12/93...

  • Page 115

    CLD-V2600/2400 Remote Control Unit CU-V113 & RU-V103 CU-V113 & RU-V103 Remote Control: See Section 3.2.2, beginning on page 3-4 and continued on page 3-6, for details about the use LEVEL I CONTROL of each specific remote control button. REJECT: Ceases playback and spins-down the disc. PAUSE: Ceases playback and displays a squelch screen.

  • Page 116

    LD-V4200 (discontinued), LD-V2200 videodisc players to the IBM InfoWindow. However, the CC-03 can also be used to interface the above videodisc players to Pioneer’s UC-V102 Videodisc Controller and, with a 25-pin female-to-female adapter, to an IBM PC or compatible that supports a 25-pin RS-232C port.

  • Page 117

    Interface Cable Specifications Connecting the CLD-V2600/2400 to Macintosh and Apple II Computers The CLD-V2400 uses the following cables to attach to the computers listed below: Computer Pioneer Cable # Connection Macintosh Plus, SE, II & Apple IIGS CC - 04...

  • Page 118

    LaserBarcode Standard Commands & Logo LaserBarcode Standard Command Set Independent Commands Plays the videodisc inserted Play in drawer. Turns Audio OFF. Audio Off Sets the audio control attribute to "analog channel 1," plays Audio 1/Left back analog left channel audio only.

  • Page 119

    Barcode preparation software: The Bar’n’Coder for the Macintosh, Barkoder for Windows or LaserBarcode Tool Kit for IBM PC and MS DOS compatible computers. Contact Pioneer New Media Technologies, Inc., Marketing Division at 310-952-2111 for information about licensing the LaserBarcode Logo. LaserBarcode is a trademark of Pioneer Electronic Corp.

  • Page 120

    LaserBarcode 2 Commands & Logo As described in Section 3.3.3 of this manual, the LaserBarcode Standard was officially revised by the LaserBarcode Association on August 1, 1992, to create the new LaserBarcode 2 (LB2) standard command set. LB2 contains all of the barcode functions available with the original LaserBarcode standard command set as well as new barcode functions that provide for Time Searches and Time Segment plays on CLV discs, slow motion playback on CAV discs, and access to digital audio.

  • Page 121

    LaserBarcode 2 compatible. (See Player Compatibility Chart, Appendix F.) LaserBarcode 2 barcodes may be created using Pioneer’s Barcode preparation software: The Bar’n’Coder for the Macintosh, BarKode for Windows or LaserBarcode Tool Kit 2.0 for IBM PC and MS DOS compatible computers.

  • Page 122

    LaserBarcode 2 Commands & Logo (cont.) Each LaserBarcode command is listed below with a description of how the player responds when the code is scanned and transmitted to the player. Remember, all LB2 commands are supported only by players that carry the LB2 logo. Players that carry the original LaserBarcode logo will play LB2 “Original Commands”, but do not support LB2 “Extended Commands”.

  • Page 123

    LaserBarcode 2 Commands & Logo (cont.) Original Independent Commands (LB & LB2) (Continued from previous page) he final two original independent LaserBarcode commands are designed for use in barcode development and testing. The Debug On and Debug Off commands allow the barcode developer to test printed barcodes to determine their accuracy.

  • Page 124

    Note: The LB2 standard defines a range for each slow motion setting. The playback speeds described in the previous sections relate to the performance of Pioneer players only. Playback may vary depending on the manufacturer of a particular player. The LB2 format allows the following range of speeds: Slow Forward or Reverse 1 = 1/4 to 1/3 speed;...

  • Page 125

    (00-99), a two digit number for seconds (00-59) and a single digit number for block (0-7). All of the sample Barcode CD commands above were prepared using Pioneer’s Bar’n’Coder for the Macintosh ®. Appendix E Barcode CD Commands & Logo TP 117...

  • Page 126

    Barcode CD Commands & Logo (cont.) Barcode CD barcodes may be created using Pioneer’s Barcode preparation software: The Bar’n’Coder for the Macintosh, Barkoder for Windows or LaserBarcode Tool Kit for IBM PC and MS DOS compatible computers. Barcoded materials for CDs bearing the Barcode CD logo below use the standard command set described on the first page of this appendix.

  • Page 127

    **LD-V8000 players with serials numbers greater than KJ3912276 (after August 1992) have built-in LaserBarcode 2 capability. LD-V8000 players manufactured before August 1992 can be updated to LB2 by contacting Pioneer Electronics Service and ordering an EPROM Replacement Kit. NOTE: Pioneer Barcode Readers, UC-V108BC and UC-V109BC, as well as the...

  • Page 128

    Overview of the UC-V108BC Pioneer Autoscanning Barcode Reader UC-V108BC scans LaserBarcode ™ , LaserBarcode 2 ™ and Barcode CD ™ commands and sends them to control Pioneer’s barcode compatible LaserDisc or combination LaserDisc/Compact Disc players. It may be used with the Pioneer LD-V8000, LD-V4400, CLD-V2600, CLD-V2400, LD-V2200, LC-V330 Auto Changer with LBA/15, the discontinued LD-V4200 with LBA/15 and with the discontinued LD-V6000A with LBA/25.

  • Page 129

    Barcode CD ™ commands and sends them to control Pioneer’s barcode compatible LaserDisc or combination LaserDisc/Compact Disc players. The UC-V109BC Barcode Reader also has eight remote control function buttons built-in. It works with Pioneer Industrial LaserDisc players LD-V8000, LD-V4400, CLD-V2600, CLD-V2400, LD-V2200, the LC-V330 Auto Changer with LBA/15, the discontinued LD-V4200 with LBA/15, and * Step Fwd / Rev are used only with CAV discs;...

  • Page 130

    (about 60 seconds). NOTE: The barcode may be scanned from left to right or from right to left. (See Scanning Tips, Figure D on the next page.) Appendix G Pioneer LaserBarcode Readers TP 117 v2. 0 • 12/93...

  • Page 131

    Adapter/25, and the LC-V330 (AutoChanger), are fully LaserBarcode compatible, accepting all LaserBarcode Standard Commands. The LD-V8000, LD-V4400, CLD-V2600, CLD-V2400 are LB2 Compatible. The LaserBarcode 2 command set contains all of the “original” LB commands and 15 “extended” commands. (See Appendix D for more information on LaserBarcode 2.)

  • Page 132

    CLD-V2600 & CLD-V2400 Internal Player Controls CLD-V2600 & CLD-V2400 Control Blocks The following control blocks are used within the CLD-V2600 & CLD-V2400. 1.) Communication control block 2.) Player control block 1) Communication control block The communication control block is divided into eleven units. It analyzes commands sent via various input methods, and executes the commands.

  • Page 133

    The unit consists of an input command data buffer and an output status data buffer. Character Generator Thboth the CLD-V2600 & the CLD-V2400 can generate character signals to be superimposed on the video signals displayed by the players. Character data is sent from command processors to the character generator.

  • Page 134

    CLD-V2600 & CLD-V2400 Internal Player Controls C O M M U N I C A T I O N C O N T R O L B L O C K WIRED FRONT PANEL WIRELESS BUTTONS (KEYS) REMOTE CONTROL REMOTE CONTROL...

  • Page 135

    CLD-V2600 & CLD-V2400 Internal Player Controls Independent Command Processor The CLD-V2600 and the CLD-V2400 players can be controlled by several different methods: From the Front Panel Buttons, the Remote Control Unit or Barcode Reader (Level I) or from an external computer via the RS-232 port (Level III).

  • Page 136

    CLD-V2600 & CLD-V2400 Internal Player Controls Digit Buffer (manual control) This buffer stores the numeric values of arguments for normal control operations. The contents of this buffer are sent to the specified register for command execution. Command Processor (manual control)

  • Page 137

    20 characters on 10 lines for the user. REG. A to REG. C These are switches used for the specific CLD-V2600 or CLD-V2400 functions. The settings Load Start, Power-On Start and Baud Rate are read into Register C from the Function Switches at power-on.

  • Page 138

    The following figure shows a model of the internal registers of the CLD-V2600 & CLD-V2400. It illustrates the relationship between the registers. This model is helpful in understanding the initial state of a particular register or how a given command changes the contents of a register.

  • Page 139

    CLD-V2600/2400 Internal Player Registers The registers have the following functions. 1. Current Frame or Time (including Block number) Contains the current picture frame number (LD-CAV),or contains the current time number (LD-CLV or CD) or time and block numbers (CD). 2. P-Time Contains the track internal elapsed time.

  • Page 140

    The frame number and chapter character display ON/OFF switch. 20. Register A, Register B, Register C These switches are concerned with the special functions of the CLD-V2600 or the CLD-V2400. Appendix I CLD-V2600/2400 Internal Player Registers TP 117 v. 2.0 • 12/93...

  • Page 141

    CLV frame number and holds a still frame. If the video area of a CDV has been recorded using the PAL system, sound only will be reproduced when it is played on a CLD-V2600 or CLD-V2400. (The disc is treated as a CD.) If a non-existent address is specified via computer control while a CD is playing, an error code (E04) is returned.

  • Page 142

    Version 2.0 December 1993 Pioneer New Media Technologies, Inc. © 1993 Pioneer New Media Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reprinted or reproduced in any form without the permission in writing of the copyright holder.

  • Page 143

    CLD-V2600 player. On the following pages ore illustrations of the player’s front and rear panels. Please Note: The CLD-V2600 has the same Level III command set at the CLD-V2400 and the commands all function the same as do on the CLD-V2400. The CLD-V2600/ 2400 command set is described in Chapter 4 of this manual.

  • Page 144

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