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USER MANUAL
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GOLDMUND EIDOS 36
UNIVERSAL PLAYER

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  Summary of Contents for Goldmund EIDOS 36

  • Page 1 USER MANUAL _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________ _____________________________ ____ GOLDMUND EIDOS 36 UNIVERSAL PLAYER...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents 1. FEATURES AND COMPATIBILITY ........................................5 2. UNPACKING ................................................6 3. POWER SUPPLY VOLTAGE SELECTION......................................6 4. CHOICE OF THE UNIVERSAL PLAYER LOCATION ..................................6 5. POWER CONNECTION ............................................6 6. BACK PANEL CABLE CONNECTIONS ......................................7 7. KEYBOARD CONTROLS............................................8 8. REMOTE CONTROL FUNCTIONS ........................................11 9.
  • Page 4 Nevertheless, if the instructions are perfectly carried out, you will notice that using the GOLDMUND EIDOS 36 Player is quite simple and convenient. WARNING!: PLEASE DO NOT CONNECT ANY WIRE OR MOVE PART...
  • Page 5: Features And Compatibility

    For technicians, musicians, or users who demands the very best in sound transcription, you may decide the use of one of our separate D/A converter, such as the Goldmund Mimesis 20M. The D/A converters built into the Eidos 36, however, are a...
  • Page 6: Unpacking

    4. CHOICE OF THE UNIVERSAL PLAYER LOCATION Due to the specific quality of its Goldmund "Mechanical Grounding" construction, the Goldmund Eidos 36 Player is less critical than other designs in placement selection. Feedback is mostly so low that no special precaution is required. Nevertheless, position the player as far as you can from the speakers if you want to totally avoid the air coupling between the speakers and the player.
  • Page 7: Back Panel Cable Connections

    TOSLINK optical cable output. Goldmund recommends that the greatest care is taken when selecting the cable linking the player to the D/A converter or digital preamplifier. The very accurate signal provided by the Eidos 36 can easily be ruined by an imperfect connection. Use a "Goldmund Lineal"...
  • Page 8: Keyboard Controls

    7. KEYBOARD CONTROLS Keyboard Keys - STANDBY : Turns On or Off the unit. - OPEN : Located near the disc drawer opening, this button opens the tray to load the CD or DVD. The same button closes the tray when it is open. When loading a disc, place discs in the disc tray with the label side facing up. - PLAY : This key is used to start or resume Playback.
  • Page 9 Front Panel Display 1 5.1CH Lights when analog 5.1 channel output is selected (see below) 2 V-PART Lights when playing a video part of a DVD disc 3 (camera) Lights during multi-angle scenes on a DVD disc (see below) 4 GUI (Graphical User Interface) Lights when a menu is displayed on-screen 5 GRP Indicates that the character display is showing a DVD-Audio group number...
  • Page 10 8 TRK Indicates that the character display is showing a track number 9 CHP Indicates that the character display is showing a DVD chapter number 10 REMAIN Lights when the character display is showing the time or number of tracks/titles/chapters remaining 11 Character display 12 Pause Lights when a disc is paused...
  • Page 11: Remote Control Functions

    8. REMOTE CONTROL FUNCTIONS PLAY Press to start or resume playback PAUSE Press to pause playback; press again to restart. BACK/FORWARD Press to jump to the start of the previous/next chapter/track STOP Press to stop the disc (you can resume playback by pressing play) FAST FORWARD/REVERSE Use for reverse/forward slow motion playback, frame reverse/advance and reverse/forward scanning (see below) HOME MENU...
  • Page 12: Setting The Display System

    9. SETTING THE DISPLAY SYSTEM The default setting of this player is AUTO, and unless you notice that the picture is distorted when playing some discs, you should leave it set to AUTO. Watching NTSC on a PAL TV/Dipslay Most models of the newly developed countdown PAL TV system detect 50 Hz (PAL)/60 Hz (NTSC) and automatically switch vertical amplitude, resulting in a display without vertical shrinkage.
  • Page 13: First Connection

    11. FIRST CONNECTION When you switch on the player for the first time, you should see a welcome screen displayed on your TV. From here you can set up language preference and TV format, then either use the Setup Navigator to make more settings, or jump in and start playing discs. Before continuing, make sure that you’ve loaded the batteries in the remote control.
  • Page 14: Setting Up With The Setup Navigator

    Setting up with the Setup Navigator Using the Setup Navigator you can make a number of other initial settings for this player. We recommend using the Setup Navigator, especially if you connected this player to an processor for playing surround sound. To answer some of the questions about digital audio formats you may need to look at the instructions that came with your processor.
  • Page 15 If you selected Connected in step 6, then answer the following questions about the speakers in your system, otherwise jump to step 11. 9 - Do you have a center speaker connected to your AV Receiver / Processor? Select Connected or Not Connected. 10 - Do you have surround speakers connected to your AV receiver / Processor? Select Connected or Not Connected.
  • Page 16 Playing discs The basic playback controls for playing DVD, CD, SACD, Video CD/Super VCD and MP3 discs are covered here. Further functions are detailed in the next chapter. Throughout this manual, the term ‘DVD’ means DVD-Video, DVD-Audio and DVD-R/RW. If a function is specific to a particular kind of DVD disc, it is specified.
  • Page 17: Front Panel Controls

    Front panel controls The (play), (stop), and (pause) buttons on the front panel work in exactly the same way as their remote control equivalents. The combined scan/skip buttons on the front panel work slightly differently from the remote buttons. Press and hold for fast scan; press for track/chapter skip. Note : You may find with some DVD discs that some playback controls don’t work in certain parts of the disc.
  • Page 18: Playing Discs

    12. PLAYING DISCS Introduction Most of the features described in this chapter make use of on-screen displays. For an explanation of how to navigate these, see Using the on-screen displays above. Many of the functions covered in this chapter apply to DVD and SACD discs, Video CD/Super VCDs, CDs and MP3 discs, although the exact operation of some varies slightly with the kind of disc loaded.
  • Page 19: Scanning Discs

    - For CDs and Video CD/Super VCDs select a track. Playback starts after you press ENTER. Note : The Disc Navigator is not available unless there is a disc loaded. Another way to find a particular place on a disc is to use one of the search modes. See Searching a disc below. Scanning discs You can fast-scan discs forward or backward at various different speeds using the remote.
  • Page 20 Playing in slow motion You can play DVD-Videos, DVD-R/RW and Video CD/Super VCDs at four different forward slow motion speeds, and DVD-Videos, DVD-R/RW also at two reverse speeds. 1 - During playback, press (pause). 2 - Press and hold Reverse or Forward button until slow motion playback starts. Note : The slow motion speed is shown onscreen.
  • Page 21: Looping A Section Of A Disc

    3 - To resume normal playback, press (play). Notes : The picture quality when using frame reverse is not as good as frame advance. - Depending on the disc, normal playback may automatically resume when a new chapter is reached. - When changing direction of a DVD Video disc, the picture may ‘move’...
  • Page 22 1 - During playback, press PLAY MODE and select ‘Repeat’ from the list of functions on the left. 2 - Select a repeat play option. The repeat play options available depend on the type of disc loaded. DVD-Video and DVD-RW discs •...
  • Page 23: Using Random Play

    Using random play Use the random play function to play titles or chapters (DVD-Video ), groups or tracks (DVD-Audio), or tracks (CD, Video CD/Super VCD and MP3 discs) in a random order. You can set the random play option when a disc is playing or stopped. Note : You can’t use random play with SACDs, DVD-RWs, Video CD/Super VCDs playing in PBC mode, or while a DVD disc menu is being displayed.
  • Page 24 Creating a program list This feature lets you program the play order of titles/group/chapters/folders/tracks on a disc. Note : Program play is not available with DVDRWs, Video CD/Super VCDs playing in PBC mode, or while a DVD disc menu is being displayed.
  • Page 25 5 - To play the program list, press (play). Program play remains active until you turn off program play (see below), erase the program list (see below), eject the disc or switch off the player. Notes : To exit the program edit screen without starting playback, press PLAY MODE or HOME MENU. (Don’t press RETURN, your program list will be lost.) - During program play, press “Next”...
  • Page 26: Searching A Disc

    2 - Select a program play function. • Create/Edit – See Creating a program list below. • Playback Start – Starts playback of the program list • Playback Stop – Turns off program play, but does not erase the program list •...
  • Page 27: Switching Subtitles

    Switching subtitles Some DVD-Video discs have subtitles in one or more languages; the disc box will usually tell you which subtitle languages are available. You can switch subtitle language during playback. 1 - Press SUBTITLE repeatedly to select a subtitle option. Notes : While the above display is showing, you can also use the / (cursor up/down) buttons and ENTER to select a subtitle language from a drop-down menu.
  • Page 28 Switching DVD-Audio audio channel Depending on the disc, you may be able to switch channels when playing DVD-Audio discs. See the disc box for details. 1 - Press AUDIO repeatedly to select an audio channel option. When you change the audio channel, playback restarts from the beginning of the current track. Note : Some discs only allow you to change audio channel from the disc menu.
  • Page 29: The Audio Settings Menu

    13. THE AUDIO SETTINGS MENU Audio DRC Default setting: Off When watching Dolby Digital DVDs at low volume, it’s easy to lose the quieter sounds completely, including some of the dialog. Switching Audio DRC (Dynamic Range Control) to On can help by bringing up the quieter sounds, while controlling loud peaks. How much of a difference you hear depends on the material you’re listening to.
  • Page 30: Channel Level

    Notes : You can also use the SURROUND button on the remote control to switch Virtual Surround on (V/TruSurround)/Off. - Virtual Surround does not work with CD, MP3, DVD-Audio or SACD discs, or - The Virtual Surround effect is output only through the 2 channel Analog Output - Make sure that Audio Output Mode is set to 2 Channel.
  • Page 31: The Video Settings Menu

    14. THE VIDEO SETTINGS MENU Video Adjust • Default setting: Professional From the Video Adjust screen you can select the standard video presentation or define presets of your own. 1 - Press HOME MENU and select ‘Video Adjust’ from the on-screen display. You can also access these settings by pressing V.ADJ 2 - Use the cursor left/right to select a preset.
  • Page 32 You can adjust any or all of the following picture quality settings: • Prog.Motion – Adjusts the motion and still picture quality when the player is set to progressive video output. This has no effect when set to On. • PureCinema – When watching DVD movies, PureCinema optimizes the picture quality.
  • Page 33: The Intial Settings Menu

    15. THE INTIAL SETTINGS MENU Using the Initial Settings menu The Initial Settings menu gives you complete control in setting up your Universal Player, including audio, and video output settings, audience limitation settings among others. If a menu option is grayed out it means that it cannot be changed at the current time. This is usually because a disc is playing. Stop the disc then change the setting.
  • Page 34: Linear Pcm Out

    If your processor has a built-in DTS decoder, set this to DTS, otherwise set to DTS > PCM (DTS audio is converted to more compatible PCM audio). Check the manual that came with the other component if you are unsure whether it is DTS compatible. Notes : If you set to DTS with a non-DTS compatible amplifier, noise will be output when you play a DTS disc.
  • Page 35: Component Out

    Component Out • Default setting: Interlace You only need to make this setting if you connected this player to your TV using the component video outputs. If you have a progressive-scan compatible TV, set this to Progressive for flicker-free video output. If your TV is not compatible with progressive-scan video, set to Interlace.
  • Page 36: Language Settings

    Language settings Audio Language • Default setting: English This setting is your preferred audio language for DVD-Video discs. If the language you specify here is recorded on a disc, the system automatically plays the disc in that language. The DVD-Video format recognizes 136 different languages. Select Other Language if you want to specify a language other than those listed.
  • Page 37: Display Settings

    If you prefer not to see the camera icon onscreen during multi-angle scenes on DVD discs, change this setting to Off. Background • Default setting: Goldmund Logo This specifies what is displayed on-screen when the player is stopped. Screen Saver •...
  • Page 38 Options Parental Lock • Default level: Off • Default password: none • Default country code: US (2119) Some DVD Video discs feature a Parental Lock level. If your player is set to a lower level than the disc, the disc won’t play. This gives you some control about what your children watch on your DVD player.
  • Page 39: Bonus Group

    3 - Enter a new password. 4 - Press ENTER to register the new password and return to the Options menu screen. Setting/changing the Parental Lock level 1 - Select ‘Level Change’. 2 - Use number buttons to enter your password, then press ENTER. 3 - Select a new level.
  • Page 40: Group Playback

    When you play a DVD-Audio disc that has a bonus group, the key number input screen appears automatically. Select Bonus Group to access the same screen. Note : If you eject the disc, switch the power off, or unplug the player, you will need to re-enter the key number. Auto Disc Menu •...
  • Page 41: Audio Output Mode

    CD Playback • Default setting: PCM Playback When set to PCM Playback, playback is optimized for standard audio CDs. You can also play DTS CDs, however you may notice some noise when a DTS CD starts playing. This is not a malfunction. When set to DTS CD Playback, playback is optimized for DTS CDs.
  • Page 42: Speaker Installation

    - When set to 5.1 Channel there is no digital output when playing DVD-Audio. - If you set to 2 Channel, Dolby Digital, DTS and MPEG audio is mixed down to two channels so you still hear all the audio recorded on the disc. - Some DVD-Audio discs don’t allow down-mixing of audio.
  • Page 43 2 Move the cursor right to change the speaker distance for the highlighted speaker. 3 Move the cursor (up/down) to change the distance - When you change the distance settings of the front left or front right speakers, all the other speaker distances change relative to it. - Front left/right speaker distances can the set from 30cm to 9m in 10cm increments.
  • Page 44: Cleaning

    Always disconnect the power cord from the wall socket before cleaning your universal player. To clean the front panel metal parts, always use a very soft clean damp cloth to avoid scratching the surface. 17. MAINTENANCE The Goldmund Eidos 36 universal player does not require any specific maintenance.