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  • Page 1 USER MANUAL GOLDMUND EIDOS 19D Universal Player...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

  • Page 4 All handling must be performed according to the following instructions to avoid to damaging the player. Nevertheless, if the instructions are perfectly carried out, you will notice that using the GOLDMUND EIDOS 19D Player is quite simple and convenient. WARNING! PLEASE DO NOT CONNECT ANY CABLES OR MOVE ANY PART BEFORE READING THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS.
  • 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 converters, such as the Goldmund Mimesis 20S. The D/A converters built into the Eidos 19D, however, are a high quality standard and are provided for use in most systems and especially for formats requesting them such as SACD.
  • Page 6: Unpacking

    Connect the non-rewirable power cord supplied to the back of the power supply and plug it onto the nearest wall plug. Use only a 3 lugs grounded plug, for safety and noise reasons. Replacement mains leads can be obtained from your Goldmund retailer.
  • Page 7: Choice Of The Universal Player Location

    CHOICE OF THE UNIVERSAL PLAYER LOCATION Due to the specific quality of its Goldmund "Mechanical Grounding" construction, the Goldmund Eidos 19D 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 8: Back Panel Cable Connections

    BACK PANEL CABLE CONNECTIONS Video Connections The EIDOS 19D offers 4 different types of Video signal outputs: o S-Video Output connector. o 3 x 75 Ohms RCA coaxial Component Video Output connectors. o 5 x 75 Ohms BNC RGB progressive Output o DVI Digital Video Output Always use high quality cables for getting the best picture.
  • Page 9: Audio Connections

    Multi-channel analog output o HDMI cable 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 19D, can easily be ruined by an imperfect connection. Use a "Goldmund Lineal™"...
  • Page 10: Keyboard Controls

    KEYBOARD CONTROLS contd Front Panel Display 9 – 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. 10 - PLAY: This key is used to start or resume Playback.
  • Page 11: Remote Control Functions

    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)
  • Page 12 REMOTE CONTROL FUNCTIONS contd ANGLE Press to change the camera angle during DVD multi-angle scene playback (see below) VIDEO ADJUST Press to display the Video Adjust menu PLAY MODE Press to display the Play Mode menu (see below) (also accessible by pressing HOME MENU and selecting Play Mode).
  • Page 13: Setting The Display System

    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 14: 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 15: Basic Operations

    12 BASIC OPERATIONS Playing discs The basic playback controls for playing DVD, CD, SACD, Video CD/SuperVCD and DivX video and MP3/WMA 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 16 12 BASIC OPERATIONS PLAY: Starts playback. If the display shows RESUME or LAST MEM, playback starts from the resume or last memory point. PAUSE: Pauses a disc that’s playing, or restarts a paused disc. STOP: Stops playback. See also Resume and Last Memory. FAST REVERSE: Press to start fast reverse scanning.
  • Page 17 12 BASIC OPERATIONS DVD and DivX disc menus Some DivX media files and many DVD-Video and DVD-Audio discs feature menus from which you can select what you want to watch. They may also give access to additional features, such as subtitle and audio language selection, or special features such as slideshows.
  • Page 18: Playing Discs

    13 PLAYING DISCS Introduction 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. Some DVD discs restrict the use of some functions (random or repeat, for example). This is not a malfunction.
  • Page 19 13 PLAYING DISCS contd Playing in slow motion You can play DVD-Videos and DVD-R/RW at four different forward slow motion speeds, and DVD-Videos, DVD-R/RW also at two reverse speeds, forwards and backwards. Video CD/Super VCDs and DivX video can be played at four different forward slow motion speeds.
  • Page 20 13 PLAYING DISCS contd Browsing DVD or Video CD/ Super VCD disc with the disc navigator Use the Disc Navigator to browse through the contents of a DVD-Video, DVD-RW or Video CD/Super VCD disc to find the part you want to play. 1 –...
  • Page 21 13 PLAYING DISCS contd 2 – Use the (cursor buttons and ENTER to navigate. 3 – To play the highlighted track or DivX video file or display the highlighted JPEG file, press ENTER. Note: You can also play a JPEG slideshow while listening to WMA/MP3 playback. Simply select the audio file you want to listen to followed by the JPEG from which you want the slideshow to start.
  • Page 22 13 PLAYING DISCS contd Using repeat play There are various repeat play options, depending on the kind of disc loaded. It’s also possible to use repeat play together with program play to repeat the tracks/chapters in the program list (see Creating a program list below). Note: Repeat play is not available with Video CD/Super VCDs in PBC mode, or with WMA/MP3 discs.
  • Page 23 13 PLAYING DISCS contd 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 VR format, DVD-RWs, Video CD/Super VCDs playing in PBC mode, WMA/MP3 discs, DivX video discs or while a DVD disc menu is being displayed.
  • Page 24 13 PLAYING DISCS contd 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 VR format DVD-RWs, Video CD/Super VCDs playing in PBC mode, WMA/MP3 discs, DivX video discs, or while a DVD disc menu is being displayed.
  • Page 25 13 PLAYING DISCS contd Searching a disc You can search: • DVD-Video discs by title or chapter number, or by time • DVD-Audio discs can be searched by group or track number • SACDs by track number or time • CDs and Video CD/Super VCDs by track number or time •...
  • Page 26 13 PLAYING DISCS contd 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. Press SUBTITLE repeatedly to select a subtitle option. Notes: - Some discs only allow you to change subtitle language from the disc menu.
  • Page 27 13 PLAYING DISCS contd Zooming the screen Using the zoom feature you can magnify a part of the screen by a factor of 2 or 4, while watching a DVD, DivX video title or Video CD/Super VCD or playing a JPEG disc. 1 –...
  • Page 28: The Audio Settings And Video Adjust Menus

    14 THE AUDIO SETTINGS AND VIDEO ADJUST MENUS AUDIO SETTING MENU The Audio Settings menu offers features for adjusting the way discs sound. 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.
  • Page 29 14 THE AUDIO SETTINGS AND VIDEO ADJUST MENUS 1 - Press HOME MENU and select ‘Audio Settings’ from the on-screen display. 2 - Highlight Virtual Surround, then use the cursor left/right to change to ‘V/TruSurround’ or ‘Off’, as required. 3 - Press ENTER to make the setting and exit the Audio Settings screen. Notes: You can also use the SURROUND button on the remote control to switch Virtual Surround on (V/TruSurround)/Off.
  • Page 30 14 THE AUDIO SETTINGS AND VIDEO ADJUST MENUS • Gamma – Adjusts the “warmth” of the picture (High, Medium, Low, Off (default). • Hue – Adjusts the red / green balance (green 9 to red 9). • Chroma Level – Adjusts how saturated colors appear (-9 to +9).
  • Page 31: The Intial Settings Menu

    15 THE INTIAL SETTINGS MENU Using the Initial Settings menu The Initial Settings menu provides audio and video output settings, parental lock settings, and display settings, among others. If an option is grayed out, it means that it cannot be changed at the current time. This is usually because a disc is playing.
  • Page 32 15 THE INTIAL SETTINGS MENU contd Linear PCM Out • Default setting: Down Sample On You only need to make this setting if you connected this system to a processor using one of the digital outputs. If your processor is compatible with high sampling rates (96 kHz), set this to Down Sample Off, otherwise set it to Down Sample On (96 kHz audio is converted to a more compatible 48 kHz).
  • Page 33: Video Output Settings

    15 THE INTIAL SETTINGS MENU contd Video Output settings TV Screen • Default setting: 4:3 (Letter box) If you have a widescreen TV, select the 16:9 (Wide) setting—widescreen DVD software is then shown using the full screen area. When playing software recorded in conventional (4:3) format, the settings on your TV will determine how the material is presented—see the manual that came with your TV for details on what options are available.
  • Page 34: Language Settings

    15 THE INTIAL SETTINGS MENU contd 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.
  • Page 35: Display Settings

    15 THE INTIAL SETTINGS MENU contd Display settings OSD Language • Default setting: English This sets the language of this player’s onscreen displays. Angle Indicator • Default setting: On If you prefer not to see the camera icon onscreen during multi-angle scenes on DVD discs, change this setting to Off.
  • Page 36 15 THE INTIAL SETTINGS MENU contd Registering a new password You must register a password before you can change the Parental Lock level or enter a country code. 1 - Select ‘Options’, then ‘Password’. 2 - Use the number buttons to enter a 4- digit password. 3 - Press ENTER to register the password and return to the Options menu screen.
  • Page 37 15 THE INTIAL SETTINGS MENU contd DVD Playback Mode • Default setting: DVD-Audio Some DVD-Audio discs contain DVD-Video content in addition to the DVD-Audio. Set to DVD-Video to play a DVD-Audio disc as if it were a DVD-Video disc. Note that in this case only the DVD-Video part of the disc will play.
  • Page 38 15 THE INTIAL SETTINGS MENU contd HDMI Settings You only need to make this setting if you connected this player to an HDMI-compatible component using the HDMI connector. After selecting HDMI from the Initial Settings menu, the HDMI settings menu appears. Resolution Since HDMI has the capacity to support many different high-definition video formats, you may want to change the resolution depending on the monitor you’re using.
  • Page 39 15 THE INTIAL SETTINGS MENU contd Speakers Audio Output Mode • Set in Setup Navigator (Default: 2 Channel) If you connected this player to a processor using the 6 channel analog outputs, set this to 5.1 Channel; this will enable you to enjoy multichannel sound. If you connected only the stereo analog outputs, set to 2 Channel.
  • Page 40 15 THE INTIAL SETTINGS MENU contd Notes : You can see the effect of changes in the room graphic on the right of the screen. - Except for the subwoofer, you can set speaker size to Large or Small. If the main speaker cone in the speaker is 12cm or more, set to Large, otherwise set to Small (or Off if you don’t have that speaker).
  • Page 41: Cleaning

    To clean the front panel metal parts, always use a very soft, clean damp cloth to avoid scratching the surface. Avoid the use of proprietary cleaning products. 17 MAINTENANCE The Goldmund Eidos 19D universal player does not require any specific maintenance. WARNING! Always turn the power off before cleaning your Universal Player.