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DVD/VCD/CD PLAYER
DVF-S500
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
B60-5394-08 00 CH (Y)
0304

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  • Page 1 DVD/VCD/CD PLAYER DVF-S500 INSTRUCTION MANUAL B60-5394-08 00 CH (Y) 0304...
  • Page 2: Introduction

    In compliance with Federal Regulations, the following are reproductions of labels on, or inside the product relat- ing to laser product safety. KENWOOD CORPORATION 2967-3, ISHIKAWA-CHO, HACHIOJI-SHI, TOKYO, JAPAN KENWOOD CORP. CERTIFIES THIS EQUIPMENT CONFORMS TO DHHS REGULATIONS NO. 21 CFR 1040.10, CHAPTER 1, SUBCHAPTER J. Location: Back Panel...
  • Page 3 If any accessories are missing, or if the unit is damaged or fails to operate, notify your dealer immediately. If the unit was shipped to you directly, notify your shipper immediately. Kenwood recommends that you retain the original carton and packing materials in case you need to move or ship the unit in the future.
  • Page 4: Important Safeguards

    IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS Caution : Read this page carefully to ensure safe operation. DVF-S500 (Y) Please read all of the safety and operating instructions before 10. Lightning – For added protection for this appliance during a operating this appliance. Adhere to all warnings on the appliance lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for and in the instruction manual.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Special features and Contents DVF-S500 (Y) Special features This document classifies the applications of each feature using the following marks. : Description of a feature that can be used with DVD. : Description of a feature that can be used with CD. : Description of a feature that can be used with VCD.
  • Page 6: Discs Information

    Discs information DVF-S500 (Y) Types of playable discs The system using this unit does not only play music from CD but can also play the discs listed below to offer you high-quality entertainment of video of movies and live concerts. Playable Disc (VCD Ver.2.0, SVCD*) (CD-R, CD-RW)
  • Page 7: Region Codes

    Region Codes DVF-S500 (Y) Every player of this model has a certain region code assigned to it based on the country where the player is used. When the player is used to play back DVD VIDEO discs, it can only play the DVD VIDEO discs carrying the region codes matching the region code of the player.
  • Page 8: Video Formats

    Video formats DVF-S500 (Y) TV formats of major countries The TV picture display and disc signal systems can be divided roughly into two TV formats (NTSC and PAL). TV Format Major Countries & Areas Japan, Taiwan, Korea, USA, Canada, NTSC Mexico, Philippines, Chile, etc.
  • Page 9: Important Items

    Important items DVF-S500 (Y) Maintenance Maintenance of the unit In regard to contact cleaner When the front panel or case becomes dirty, wipe with a soft, Do not use contact cleaners because it could cause a malfunction. dry cloth. Do not use thinner, benzine, alcohol, etc. for these Be specially careful not to use contact cleaners containing oil, for agents may cause discoloration.
  • Page 10: System Connections

    System Connections DVF-S500 (Y) Make connections as shown below. When connecting the related system components, re- Malfunction of microcomputer fer also to the instruction manuals of the related com- ponents. If operation is not possible or erroneous display appears even though Caution: all connections have been made properly, reset the microcomputer °...
  • Page 11: Connecting To An Amplifier (kaf-s500) And Tv With Video (composite) Input Terminal

    System Connections DVF-S500 (Y) Connecting to an Amplifier ( KAF-S500 ) and TV with video (composite) input terminal For playback of DTS audio, please connect an Digital Surround Amplifire(KAF-S500) or an AV receiver which can decode DTS by digital connection. VIDEO OPTICAL Digital Surround...
  • Page 12: Controls And Indicators

    Controls and indicators DVF-S500 (Y) TITLE indicator CHAPTER indicator PROGRESSIVE indicator TRACK indicator VIDEO indicator HOUR indicator PBC indicator MINUTE indicator PLAY/PAUSE indicator SEARCH indicators SECOND indicator 1 ¡ TITLE CHAP TRACK HOUR RESUME PROGRESSIVE RESUME indicator PROG. VIDEO PBC PROGRAM indicator RANDOM DVD VCD...
  • Page 13: Operation Of Remote Control Unit

    Operation of remote control unit DVF-S500 (Y) & ^~£ POWER ( ) key $∞ SET UP key • AUDIO key DIMMER key ¤ • P.MODE key MULTIPLEX key & • ªº OPEN/CLOSE key REPEAT key ¶ ¤ Numeric keys CLEAR key ∞...
  • Page 14: Set Up Functions

    Set Up functions Set Up functions DVF-S500 (Y) Preparation for Set Up 1 Press the POWER key. 2 Set TV Format according to the connected TV type. While no disc is inserted, hold the 7 (Stop) key (Initial Settings 8) on the main unit depressed and keep pressing REMOTE MAIN UNIT...
  • Page 15 This switches the screen saver ON or OFF . ( When SCR SAVER is ON, the screen saver function will operate after approx. 3 minutes have passed with a still picture (display of KENWOOD). ANGLE When this is set to ON, the ANGLE mark ( ) will be displayed when a multiangle scene is reached during playback of a DVD.
  • Page 16: Select Audio Language

    Set Up functions DVF-S500 (Y) Select Audio Language Select Subtitle Language 1 During stop mode, press SET UP key on the re- 1 During stop mode, press SET UP key on the re- mote. mote. 2 Press Cursor up/down (5/∞) keys on the re- 2 Press Cursor up/down (5/∞) keys on the re- mote to select the LANGUAGE SETUP, then mote to select the LANGUAGE SETUP, then...
  • Page 17: Select Disc Menu Language

    Set Up functions DVF-S500 (Y) Select Disc Menu Language Select OSD Language 1 During stop mode, press SET UP key on the re- 1 During stop mode, press SET UP key on the re- mote. mote. 2 Press Cursor up/down (5/∞) keys on the re- 2 Press Cursor up/down (5/∞) keys on the re- mote to select the LANGUAGE SETUP, then mote to select the LANGUAGE SETUP, then...
  • Page 18: Selecttv Display(aspect)

    Set Up functions DVF-S500 (Y) SelectTV Display(ASPECT) Select Picture Mode 1 During stop mode, press SET UP key on the re- 1 During stop mode, press SET UP key on the re- mote. mote. 2 Press Cursor up/down (5/∞) keys on the re- 2 Press Cursor up/down (5/∞) keys on the re- mote to select the VIDEO SETUP, then press mote to select the VIDEO SETUP, then press...
  • Page 19: Select Tv Mode

    Set Up functions DVF-S500 (Y) Select Audio Output Select TV Mode 1 During stop mode, press SET UP key on the re- 1 During stop mode, press SET UP key on the re- mote. mote. 2 Press Cursor up/down (5/∞) keys on the re- 2 Press Cursor up/down (5/∞) keys on the re- mote to select the AUDIO SETUP, then press mote to select the VIDEO SETUP, then press...
  • Page 20: Select Downmix Mode

    Set Up functions DVF-S500 (Y) Select Downmix mode Select Audio DRC 1 During stop mode, press SET UP key on the re- 1 During stop mode, press SET UP key on the re- mote. mote. 2 Press Cursor up/down (5/∞) keys on the re- 2 Press Cursor up/down (5/∞) keys on the re- mote to select the AUDIO SETUP, then press mote to select the AUDIO SETUP, then press...
  • Page 21: Change Password

    Set Up functions DVF-S500 (Y) Change Password Select RATING level This part of DVD rating lets you determine how your 1 During stop mode, press SET UP key on the re- player will react discs that contain movies that are rated mote.
  • Page 22: Select Screen Saver On Or Off

    Set Up functions DVF-S500 (Y) Select Screen Saver on Select ANGLE mark ON or OFF or off 1 During stop mode, press SET UP key on the re- mote. 1 During stop mode, press SET UP key on the re- mote.
  • Page 23: Put Back To The Defalt Setting

    Set Up functions DVF-S500 (Y) Put back to the Defalt Setting 1 During stop mode, press SET UP key on the re- mote. 2 Press Cursor up/down (5/∞) keys on the re- mote to select the OTHERS SETUP, then press the ENTER key to access the sub features 3 Press Cursor up/down (5/∞) keys on the remote to select DEFAULT, then press the Cursor right...
  • Page 24: Dvd Menu Language Code List

    Set Up functions DVF-S500 (Y) DVD menu language code list Code No. Language Code No. Language Code No. Language 1482 Kirundi 1239 Interlingue 1027 Afar 1483 Romanian 1245 Inupiak 1028 Abkhazian 1489 Russian 1248 Indonesian 1032 Afrikaans 1491 Kinyarwanda 1253 Icelandic 1039 Amharic...
  • Page 25: Playback Of Disc

    Playback of disc 25 25 playback of disc DVF-S500 (Y) Basic play TOP MENU Preparation POWER( ) 0 (OPEN/CLOSE) Disc tray (POWER) MAIN UNIT REMOTE OPEN/ CLOSE MENU ÷ Press the (POWER) key to turn on the power. 7 (STOP) ÷...
  • Page 26: Disc Playback Features

    26 26 playback of disc DVF-S500 (Y) Disc playback features PLAY/PAUSE STEP( ) 6 (PLAY/PAUSE) Notes Notes ÷ You won't hear the sound (audio) on the DVD and VCD when you're using the Skip, Search, Step or Slow motion features. ÷...
  • Page 27: On Screen Display

    27 27 playback of disc Playback of disc DVF-S500 (Y) Numeric keys ENTER ON SCREEN/ DISPLAY 6 (PLAY/PAUSE) STEP( ) 1/¡ PLAY/PAUSE(6) Slow motion playback ÷ During play, press the STEP( ) key and press the ¡ or 1 keys. ÷...
  • Page 28: Various Playback Functions

    28 28 Various playback functions playback of disc DVF-S500 (Y) Select Audio Language Select Subtitle Language If the disc was created with different language tracks, You can change the Subtitle language while you’re you can use the AUDIO KEY on the remote to tempo- watching a disc (but only if the disc was created rarily change the DVD player’s Audio setting.
  • Page 29: Select Camera Angle

    29 29 Various playback function playback of disc DVF-S500 (Y) Select Camera angle Random play Some disc contains multiple angles particular scene or The tracks of the disc are played in random order. sequence. If the disc only has one angle, this feature won’t work.
  • Page 30: Repeat Play

    30 30 Various playback function playback of disc DVF-S500 (Y) Repeat play A-B Repeat play Desired title, chapter, track or disc can be played back The A-B repeat function lets you mark a segment to re- repeatedly. peat between the beginning "A" and the end "B" of the At the time of DVD playback.
  • Page 31: Using Bookmarks

    31 31 Various playback function playback of disc DVF-S500 (Y) Using Bookmarks The bookmark feature lets you mark a point on the disc that you can go to quickly. You can store up to 14 book- marks. Create the bookmark During playback, press the BOOKMARK key on the remote.
  • Page 32: Program Play

    Program play 32 32 playback of disc DVF-S500 (Y) You can listen to the desired tracks of the current CD or VCD in any desired order. Program Edit During stop mode, press the P.MODE key on the remote. Select specific track by Press Numeric keys and +10 key.
  • Page 33: Menu Playback

    Examples of operation keys and indications used during VCD playback ¢ 3 (Select) Soft jacket indication ¢ KENWOOD operation key RETURN ENTER ÷ Depending on the software, the jacket indication may differ from the above. Playback without using the menu playback function (In case of a P.B.C.-compatible VCD) (To P.B.C.
  • Page 34: Mp3 /jpeg Media Playback

    MP3 /JPEG media playback Set Up functions DVF-S500 (Y) Guidance of MP3/JPEG MP3/JPEG media that can be played back with this equipment Usable media : CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW Usable formats : ISO9660 level 1 (excluding expanded formats) Files that can be played back : MP3 files and JPEG files (including Progressive JPEG) Creating media for playing back on this equipment Compressing MP3 Please set up the transfer bit rate setting for the compression software when compressing MP3 files as follow.
  • Page 35: Playing Back Mp3/jpeg Files

    MP3 /JPEG media playback Set Up functions DVF-S500 (Y) Playing back MP3/JPEG files ÷ It is not possible to play back folders and files that ex- 1 ¡ ceed the maximum limitations of the media. GROUP TITLE CHAP PROGRESSIVE ÷ A certain amount of time is required for the player to This lights when an MP3 or VIDEO PBC DVD VCD...
  • Page 36: Selects The Files To Be Played Back Directly

    MP3 /JPEG media playback Set Up functions DVF-S500 (Y) Selects the files to be played back directly Press the numeric keys on the remote to enter the desired file number or folder number. Note Note File numbers and (Example) folder numbers To select track No.
  • Page 37: Mp3/jpeg Random Play

    MP3 /JPEG media playback Set Up functions DVF-S500 (Y) MP3/JPEG Random play The files of a folder are played in random order. ÷ "RANDOM ON" : The fils of a folder being played will be se- lected in random order for playback. During stop mode, press the RANDOM key on the remote.
  • Page 38: In Case Of Difficulty

    In case of difficulty DVF-S500 (Y) What appears to be a malfunction may not always be serious. If your unit should not perform as expected, consult the table below to see if the problem can be corrected before seeking help from your dealer or service representative. Operation to reset The microprocessor may fall into malfunction (impos- Unplugg the power cord after turn the...
  • Page 39: Remote Control Unit

    In case of difficulty DVF-S500 (Y) DVD player unit Symptom Cause Remedy ÷ A viewing restriction (RATING) has been set ÷ Check the viewing restriction level (RAT- Playback will not start even after a title is se- for the disc. ING) setting.
  • Page 40: Specifications

    H : 77 mm (3-1/16”) ............D : 308 mm (12-1/8”) Weight (net) ..........2.8 kg (5.5 lb) KENWOOD follows a policy of continuous advancements in development. For this reason specifications may be changed without notice. Notes Notes ÷ Sufficient performance may not be exhibited at extremely cold locations (Where water freezes).

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