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Sharp AN-PR1500H Operation Manual

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Thank you for purchasing this SHARP product. To
obtain the best performance from this product,
please read this manual carefully. It will guide you in
operating your SHARP product.
Note: This product is not compatible with MTP and AAC file systems.



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  • Page 1 HOME CINEMA RACK SYSTEM MODEL AN-PR1500H OPERATION MANUAL Thank you for purchasing this SHARP product. To obtain the best performance from this product, please read this manual carefully. It will guide you in operating your SHARP product. Note: This product is not compatible with MTP and AAC file systems.
  • Page 2 Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only prohibited by law. SHARP is not in a position to authorise the copying or broadcasting unless otherwise authorised by Macrovision Corporation.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Special Note AN-PR1500H Supply of this product does not convey a license nor imply any right to distribute content created with this product in revenue-generating broadcast systems (terrestrial, satellite, cable and/or other distribution channels), revenue-generating streaming applications (via Internet, intranets and/or other networks), other revenue-generating content distribution systems (pay-audio or audio-on-demand applications and the like) or on revenue-generating physical media (compact discs, digital versatile discs, semiconductor chips, hard drives, memory cards and the like).
  • Page 4: Accessories

    Accessories AN-PR1500H Please confirm that the following accessories are included.
  • Page 5: Precautions

    Keep the unit away from direct sunlight, strong magnetic fields, excessive dust, a fire or other types of accident, causing damage. SHARP will not be held responsible humidity and electronic/electrical equipment (home computers, facsimiles, etc.) for any damage resulting from the use of this unit with a voltage other than that which which generate electrical noise.
  • Page 6: Controls And Indicators

    Controls and indicators AN-PR1500H Main unit (front panel) Main unit (rear panel) 13 14 15 16 17 Reference page 1. Left Front Speakers ........14 Reference page 2.
  • Page 7 AN-PR1500H Main unit (rear panel) Reference page 1. FM 75 Ohms Aerial Socket ....... 13 2.
  • Page 8 Controls and indicators (continued) AN-PR1500H Display 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 CHAP TITLE FOLD MP3 WMA RDS TA PTYI TP TOTAL SLEEP DAILY DIGITAL IVC NB SS MEMORY 14 15 20 21 22 23 DAILY IVC NB SS MEMORY DIGITAL 18 19...
  • Page 9 AN-PR1500H Remote control Reference page 1. Remote Control Transmitter ....... 18 2.
  • Page 10: Controls And Indicators

    31. Random Button ........44, 48 Some models of SHARP TV may not be operable.
  • Page 11: Description Of Discs

    Description of discs AN-PR1500H Types of playable discs (*1): Playability depends on recording device or disc condition (special disc, scratches, dirt or dirt on pick up). The DVD player can play back discs bearing any of the following marks: (*2): The DVD-R/DVD-RW/CD-R/CD-RW may not be played back properly depending on the recording equipment or the disc.
  • Page 12 Description of discs (continued) AN-PR1500H Icons used on DVD discs Discs that cannot be played Check the icons on the DVD case before playing your discs. DVDs without the region number on DVD+R the back of the unit. DVD+RW Display Description DVDs with SECAM system Photo CD...
  • Page 13: System Connections

    System connections AN-PR1500H Installing the main unit and the subwoofer Notes: It is advisable for the top glass cover to be carried by 2 persons. 1. Pull up both speakers outwards. Top glass with sticker on its surface, must face upwards. The maximum load for the top glass cover on the unit is 80 kg.
  • Page 14 System connections (continued) AN-PR1500H Placing the TV or other equipment 2. Placing the TV, DVD player and etc equipment. Please use anti-slip TV cushion to prevent fall. 1. Please ensure that the equipment is positioned in a well-ventilated area and ensure that there is at least 10 cm (4") of free space along the sides and back of the equipment.
  • Page 15: Connecting To A Conventional Tv/Monitor

    Connecting to a conventional TV/monitor AN-PR1500H Notes: Caution: Change the TV input in accordance with the connected socket. Turn off all other equipment before making connections. Do not connect other equipment between the TV and this unit. If they are connected via a VCR, pictures may be distorted.
  • Page 16: Audio Connection To Other Equipment

    Audio connection to other equipment AN-PR1500H Connection for the digital tuner sound (or You can hear the sound of other equipment via this product. Connect the DVD player, VCR or digital tuner to a TV directly to receive the images (refer to the operation other optical digital equipment such as an manual of each equipment).
  • Page 17: Ac Power Connection

    AC power connection AN-PR1500H Connecting the AC power lead To turn the power on After checking all the connections have been made correctly, connect the AC power Press the ON/STAND-BY button. lead to the wall socket. If the power does not turn on, check whether the power lead is plugged in properly. Wall socket (AC 220 - 240 V ~ 50 Hz) To set the unit to stand-by mode:...
  • Page 18: Remote Control

    Remote control AN-PR1500H Battery installation Notes concerning use: Replace the batteries if the operating distance is reduced or if the operation becomes erratic. Purchase 2 “AA” size batteries (UM/SUM-3, R6, HP-7 or similar). 1 Open the battery cover. Periodically clean the transmitter on the remote control and the sensor on the unit 2 Insert the supplied batteries according to the direction indicated in with a soft cloth.
  • Page 19: Changing The Set Up Menu

    Set the TV to the correct input, eg. “AV1”, “VIDEO”, etc. Turn on the unit by pressing the ON/STAND-BY button. The SHARP startup screen appears. Note: Startup screen will be displayed when both S- Video cable and SCART cable are connected to the TV.
  • Page 20 Changing the set up menu (continued) AN-PR1500H Set up menu Selectable parameters (* indicates default setting) Description SYSTEM TV SYSTEM NTSC Select the correct colour system (TV standard). SET UP PAL* (for details, see page 24). AUTO VIDEO S-VIDEO Select “S-VIDEO or SCART or COMP. P-SCAN ON or COMP. P-SCAN SCART* OFF”...
  • Page 21 GERMAN ITALIAN DivX [R] VOD REGISTRATION SHARP provide you the DivX registration code that allows you to rent and CODE purchase videos using the DivX service. Please go to for more information. * * * * * * * *...
  • Page 22 Changing the set up menu (continued) AN-PR1500H Set up menu Selectable parameters (* indicates default setting) Description VIDEO BRIGHTNESS To adjust TV screen brightness level. SET UP CONTRAST To adjust TV screen contrast level. To adjust TV screen hue level.
  • Page 23 AN-PR1500H Set up menu Selectable parameters (* indicates default setting) Description SATURATION To adjust TV screen saturation level. HDMI OUTPUT 480P/576P To select HDMI resolution. 720P* 1080 I DIGITAL DYNAMIC RANGE Dynamic Range Control can be set from OFF to FULL. Full SET UP FULL...
  • Page 24: Tv Display Setting

    Changing the set up menu (continued) AN-PR1500H TV display setting Refer pages 19 - 23 “Changing the set up menu” and follow the changing steps provided. Indicator Setting DVD disc type Unit setting 4:3 PS When playing a wide image (16:9) disc, the left and NTSC NTSC right sides of the image are cut (pan scan) to...
  • Page 25: Rating Setting

    AN-PR1500H Rating setting Password setting From the set up menu, select “SYSTEM SET UP”, “PASSWORD” and choose Select “SYSTEM SET UP” on the Set up menu screen (see steps 1 - “----- ”. 6 on page 19). Before setting “RATING”, ensure password is unlocked “ ”. The “RATING”...
  • Page 26: General Control

    General control AN-PR1500H To turn the power on Press the ON/STAND-BY button to turn the power on. After use: Press the ON/STAND-BY button to enter the power stand-by mode. Auto power on function When you press any of these buttons during stand-by mode, the unit turns on. FUNCTION button (main unit): The unit turns on and the last of previous function is activated of DVD/CD or USB.
  • Page 27: Volume Control

    AN-PR1500H Function Volume auto fade-in When the FUNCTION button on main unit is pressed, the current function will change If you turn off and on the main unit with volume set to 34 or higher, the volume to different mode. Press the FUNCTION button repeatedly to select desired function. starts at 20 and fades in to the last set level.
  • Page 28: Setting The Clock (Remote Control Only)

    Setting the clock (Remote Control only) AN-PR1500H Press the button to adjust the hour and then press the MEMORY/DIMMER button. Press the button once to advance the time by 1 hour. Hold it down to advance continuously. Press the button to adjust the minutes and then press the MEMORY/DIMMER button.
  • Page 29: Enjoying Surround Sound (Sound Mode)

    Enjoying surround sound (sound mode) AN-PR1500H Preset sound modes and sound image Voice of narration comes out from the centre; you can hear cheers and feel the atmosphere You can enjoy normal stereo sounds. in the theatre with a wide sound field like 5.1ch.
  • Page 30 Enjoying surround sound (sound mode) (continued) AN-PR1500H Preset sound mode Dolby Virtual Speaker (DVS) sound mode Select any of the 8 preset modes already set to the optimal sound quality levels. The Dolby Virtual Speaker (DVS) creates virtual surround sound comparable to the Select a desired sound mode by pressing the SHIFT and SOUND MODE buttons 5.1ch sound produced by the 2.1ch speaker.
  • Page 31 AN-PR1500H Audistry sound mode The Dolby Virtual Speaker creates multichannel-like sound effects. Enjoy a variety of sounds by each or any combination of the 4 modes. Press the SHIFT and desired mode button simultaneously. Compared with the cinema mode, the bass sound level is slightly reduced. Press it again to cancel.
  • Page 32: Enjoying Surround Sound (Sound Mode)

    Enjoying surround sound (sound mode) (continued) AN-PR1500H Notes: When setting each mode of Audistry to “ON”, the preset sound mode setting is SOUND SPACE cancelled. (Sound stage expansion) When setting the SOUND SPACE or MONO TO STEREO mode to “ON”, the DVS setting is also cancelled.
  • Page 33: Playing A Disc

    Playback accordingly. Press the ON/STAND-BY button to turn the power on. “SHARP” startup screen appears on the TV screen. NO DISC Press the DVD/CD button on the remote control or FUNCTION button repeatedly on the main unit to select DVD/CD function.
  • Page 34: Various Disc Functions

    Playing a disc (continued) AN-PR1500H Various disc functions Playback will begin from track 1. After the last track on the disc is played, the unit will stop automatically. Function Main Remote Operation To remove the disc: unit control In the stop mode, press the button.
  • Page 35: Resume Play

    AN-PR1500H To interrupt playback To resume playback after stopping Press the (DVD/CD ) button. (resume play) To resume playback from the same point, press the (DVD/CD ) button. To stop playback You can resume playback from the point playback is stopped. DVD: Whilst a disc is playing, press the Press the...
  • Page 36: Basic Operation

    Basic operation AN-PR1500H Fast forward/Fast reverse (search) You can search the desired point as you play the disc. Whilst a disc is playing, press and hold the button. The scanning speed will change as follows at each press of the button. PLAY (Normal play) Forward X 2 Forward X 4...
  • Page 37 AN-PR1500H To start playback from the desired point To play by specifying time (time search): You can play back from the desired point by specifying the time. (direct play) Press DIRECT button. To select and play the desired title and chapter: startup Input desired time here TV screen...
  • Page 38: Useful Operation

    Useful operation AN-PR1500H Slow motion play You can slow down the playback speed. Whilst a disc is playing, press the SLOW button repeatedly to select the desired speed. The speed changes as follows: SF 1/2 SF 1/2 SF 1/3 SF 1/4 SF 1/5 SF 1/6 SF 1/7...
  • Page 39: To Change The Angle

    AN-PR1500H To change the angle To play the contents between the specified You can change the angle of view when playing a DVD disc that contains scenes points repeatedly (A-B repeat) recorded from multiple angle. When “ ” is displayed in the upper left corner of the TV screen, press the ANGLE button repeatedly to select the desired angle You can play the desired portion repeatedly by specifying it during playback.
  • Page 40 Useful operation (continued) AN-PR1500H To play in the desired order (programmed To change the programmed contents: Repeat the above procedure from step 1. play) To cancel the programmed play mode: You can play back the desired tracks in a specific order. Maximum of 16 tracks can be Select “CLEAR”...
  • Page 41: To Change The Display On Tv Screen

    AN-PR1500H To play repeatedly (repeat play) To change the display on TV screen You can display or hide the operation indicators on the TV screen. Whilst a disc is playing, press the ON SCREEN button. (The display is changed at each press.) You can play a chapter (track) or a title repeatedly by specifying it during playback.
  • Page 42 Useful operation (continued) AN-PR1500H To change the subtitle language MP3/WMA: Title, Artist and Album name is displayed if it is recorded on the disc. You can change the subtitle language or hide subtitles during playback. Display content can be changed by pressing the CLEAR/DISPLAY button on remote control.
  • Page 43: Listening To A Cd Or Mp3/Wma Disc

    Listening to a CD or MP3/WMA disc AN-PR1500H This system can play back a standard CD, CD-R/RW in the CD format and CD-R/RW The following playback functions are the same as DVD operations. with MP3 or WMA files, but cannot record on them. Some audio CD-R and CD-RW Page discs may not be playable due to the state of the disc or the device that was used for Playing a disc .
  • Page 44: Advanced Cd Or Mp3/Wma Disc Playback

    Advanced CD or MP3/WMA disc playback AN-PR1500H To play in random order (random play) To start playback from the desired point (direct play) By using the Direct Search buttons, the desired tracks on the current disc can be The tracks on the disc play back can be played in random order automatically. played.
  • Page 45: Divx And Jpeg Disc Operation

    DivX and JPEG disc operation AN-PR1500H Playback on the DivX and JPEG menu Page Playing a disc......... . 33 - 35 screen To locate the beginning of a chapter track (skip).
  • Page 46: Divx And Jpeg Disc Operation

    DivX and JPEG disc operation (continued) AN-PR1500H Zoom function Rotating a picture During playback, press the ZOOM button. During playback, press the button. Each press of the ZOOM button cycles through the zoom setting The image rotates as below: as follows: button : 90°...
  • Page 47: Playback On Usb Memory Device

    Playback on USB memory To remove USB memory AN-PR1500H device device Playback on USB memory device To remove USB memory device You can play USB recorded in JPEG, MP3 and WMA formats. Press the button. Disconnect USB memory device from the USB terminal. The following functions are the same as DVD or CD operations: Page To locate the beginning of a chapter track (skip) .
  • Page 48: Advanced Usb Playback

    Repeat play can play single track and all track sequence continuously. Notes: SHARP will not be held liable for the loss of data whilst the USB memory device is connected to the audio system. Files compressed in MP3 and/or WMA format can be played back when connected to the USB terminal.
  • Page 49: Listening To The Radio

    Listening to the radio AN-PR1500H To cancel random playback, press again the SHIFT and RANDOM buttons, so that the random indicator will disappear. Notes: If you press the button during random play, you can move to the track selected next by the random operation. In random play, the unit will select and play tracks automatically.
  • Page 50: Listening To The Radio

    Listening to the radio (continued) AN-PR1500H Notes: Within 30 seconds, press the MEMORY/DIMMER button to store When radio interference occurs, auto scan tuning may stop automatically at that point. that station in memory. Auto scan tuning will skip weak signal stations. To stop the auto tuning, press the TUNING ( ) button again.
  • Page 51: Using The Radio Data System (Rds)

    Using the Radio Data System (RDS) AN-PR1500H RDS is a broadcasting service which a growing number of FM stations Information provided by RDS provide. These FM stations send additional signals along with their Each time the RDS DISP button is pressed, the display will switch as regular programme signals.
  • Page 52 Using the Radio Data System (RDS) (continued) AN-PR1500H Using the Auto Station Programme To stop the ASPM operation before it is complete: Press the SHIFT and RDS ASPM button whilst it is scanning for stations. Memory (ASPM) The stations which are already stored in memory will be kept there. Whilst in the ASPM operation mode, the tuner will automatically search for new RDS Notes: stations.
  • Page 53 AN-PR1500H Notes: To recall stations in memory The same station name can be stored in different channels. To specify programmed types and select stations (PTY search): In a certain area or during certain time periods, the station names may temporarily You can search a station by specifying the programme type (news, sports, traffic be different.
  • Page 54 Using the Radio Data System (RDS) (continued) AN-PR1500H Notes: Descriptions of the PTY (Programme Type) codes, TP (Traffic If the display has stopped flashing, start again from step 2. If the unit finds a desired Programme) and TA (Traffic Announcement). programme type, the corresponding channel number will flash for about 4 seconds, You can search for and receive the following PTY, TP and TA signals.
  • Page 55: Playing Karaoke

    Playing karaoke AN-PR1500H You can enjoy karaoke to DVDs, video CDs, CDs, MP3 Discs, radio, cassettes, and CHILDREN For programmes targeted at a young audience, primarily for other external devices by connecting a separately available microphone to this unit. entertainment and interest, rather than where the objective is to educate.
  • Page 56 Playing karaoke (continued) AN-PR1500H Press the DVD/CD, TUNER, USB or AUX button to select the audio STEREO L-CH R-CH V-CANCEL source and play it. Adjust the volume of the audio source using the VOLUME control. STEREO Sounds on the left and right channels are played. To control the volume of both microphones, press MIC VOL (+) to L-CH Sounds on the left channel only are played.
  • Page 57: Timer And Sleep Operation (Remote Control Only)

    Timer and sleep operation (Remote Control only) AN-PR1500H Timer playback Timer playback: The unit turns on and plays the desired source (DVD/CD, USB, TUNER, DIGITAL 1, Before setting timer: DIGITAL 2, DIGITAL 3, LINE 1, LINE 2, LINE 3, SCART) at a preset time. 1 Check that the clock is set to the correct time (refer to page 28).
  • Page 58 Timer and sleep operation (Remote Control only) (continued) AN-PR1500H Note: Set the time to finish as in steps 5 and 6 above. When performing timer playback using another unit connected to the USB terminal/ DIGITAL 1/DIGITAL 2/DIGITAL 3/LINE 1/LINE 2/LINE 3/SCART sockets, select Switch input with the button, and then press the USB or DIGITAL 1 or DIGITAL 2 or DIGITAL 3 or LINE 1 or LINE 2 or LINE 3 or...
  • Page 59: Sleep Operation

    AN-PR1500H Sleep operation To cancel the sleep operation: Press the ON/STAND-BY button whilst “SLEEP” is indicated. The radio, discs and USB can all be turned off automatically. To cancel the sleep operation without setting the unit to the stand-by mode, proceed as follows.
  • Page 60: Troubleshooting Chart

    If something is wrong with this product, check the following before calling your Symptom Possible cause authorised SHARP dealer or service centre. Even though a disc is loaded, “No Is the disc loaded upside down? Disc” is displayed. General...
  • Page 61: If Problem Occurs

    AN-PR1500H Condensation Sudden temperature changes, storage or operation in an extremely humid Symptom Possible cause environment may cause condensation inside the cabinet (CD pickup, etc.) or on the Device cannot be detected. Is there any MP3/WMA file available? transmitter on the remote control. Condensation can cause the unit to malfunction. If this happens, leave the power on with no disc in the unit until normal playback is Is the device properly connected? possible (about 1 hour).
  • Page 62 When copyright protected WMA file is played back. (*): Set the main unit to the stand-by mode and turn the power on again, or unplug and plug it back in. Should the same message appear, contact your authorised SHARP dealer or service centre.
  • Page 63: Maintenance

    Maintenance Specifications AN-PR1500H As part of our policy of continuous improvement, SHARP reserves the right to make Cleaning the cabinet design and specification changes for product improvement without prior notice. The performance specification figures indicated are nominal values of production units.
  • Page 64: Specifications

    Specifications (continued) AN-PR1500H Subwoofer USB host interface Complies with USB 1.1/2.0 (Full Speed) Type Bass reflex system 16 cm (6 - 1/2") Woofer x 2 Mass Storage Class. Support Bulk only and CBI protocol. Maximum input power 150 W Support file MPEG 1 Layer 3 Impedance 4 ohms...
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