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  • Page 1 USER MANUAL _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________ ___________________________ GOLDMUND EIDOS REFERENCE UNIVERSAL PLAYER...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents 1. FEATURES AND COMPATIBILITY ........................................5 2. UNPACKING ................................................5 3. POWER SUPPLY VOLTAGE SELECTION......................................6 4. CHOICE OF 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 Reference Player is quite simple and convenient. WARNING!: PLEASE DO NOT CONNECT WIRES OR MOVE PARTS BEFORE READING AND UNDERSTANDING...
  • 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 REFERENCE, 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: Power Supply Voltage Selection

    4. CHOICE OF PLAYER LOCATION Due to the specific quality of its Goldmund "Mechanical Grounding" construction, the Goldmund EIDOS REFERENCE 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 REFERENCE 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 The main menu Transport Will take you to the basic play functions. Menus Will take you to the menu functions. Digits Will take you to the number buttons. Options Will take you to options screen. Special transport Will take you to the advanced play functions.
  • Page 12 The Transport screen Press to switch the player on or into standby. Press to switch the player off. AUDIO Press to select the audio channel or language (see below). SUBTITLE Press to select a subtitle display (see below). OPEN/CLOSE Press to open or close the disc tray. PLAY Press to start or resume playback.
  • Page 13 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 Press to display the top menu of a DVD disc.
  • Page 14 NUMBER BUTTONS CLEAR Press to clear a numeric entry. ENTER Use to select menu options or command.
  • Page 15 SURROUND Press to activate/switch off Dolby V/TruSurround. DIMMER Press to change the display brightness. 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) (You can also get to the Play Mode menu by pressing SETUP and selecting Play Mode).
  • Page 17: 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. If you experience picture distortion with some discs, set the TV/Display/Projection system to match your country or region’s system.
  • Page 18: Switching On

    10. SWITCHING ON After making sure that everything is connected properly and that the player is plugged in, press STANDBY on the remote control or any key on the keyboard of the EIDOS REFERENCE to switch the player on. Also, switch on your TV, Display or Projection system and make sure that it is set to the input you connected the EIDOS REFERENCE player to.
  • Page 19: 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 20 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 21 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 22: Playing Discs

    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 23 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 DVDs that some playback controls don’t work in certain parts of the disc.
  • Page 24: 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 25 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 26 - Depending on the disc, normal playback may automatically resume when a new chapter is reached. - For DVD-Audio discs featuring browsable pictures (see below), press Reverse/Forward to view the previous/next picture. Frame advance/frame reverse You can advance or back up DVD-Video or DVD-RW discs frame-by-frame. With Video CD/Super VCDs, you can only use frame advance.
  • Page 27 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 while a DVD disc menu is being displayed.
  • Page 28 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 29 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 30 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” to skip to the next program step. Press CLEAR during playback (though not if the program list OSD is displayed) to switch off program play. Press while stopped to erase the program list.
  • Page 31 • Playback Stop – Turns off program play, but does not erase the program list. • Program Delete – Erases the program list and turns off program play. • Program Memory (DVD-Video only) Select On to save the program list for the disc loaded. (Select Off to cancel the program memory for the disc loaded). Notes: After saving a program list using the Program Memory feature, whenever you load that disc, the program list is automatically recalled and program play switched on.
  • Page 32 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 33 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 34: 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 35 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 36: 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 37 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 38: 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 39: Video Output Settings

    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 40 If you have a conventional TV, select either 4:3 (Letter Box) or 4:3 (Pan & Scan). In Letter Box mode, widescreen software is shown with black bars at the top and bottom of the screen. Pan & Scan chops the sides off widescreen material to make it fit the 4:3 screen (so even though the image looks larger on the screen, you’re actually seeing less of the picture).
  • Page 41: 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 42: Display Settings

    • 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. Background • Default setting: Goldmund Logo This specifies what is displayed on-screen when the player is stopped.
  • Page 43 Screen Saver • Default setting: On If a constant image is displayed on a conventional CRT-type TV, it can ‘burn in’ leaving a ghost image on the screen. Switch to On to make sure that a constant image is not displayed for a dangerously long time. Options Parental Lock •...
  • Page 44 1 Select ‘Password Change’. 2 - Use the number buttons to enter your existing password, then press ENTER. • The numbers appear as asterisks as you enter them. 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’.
  • Page 45: Group Playback

    Bonus Group Some DVD-Audio discs have an extra ‘bonus’ group that requires a 4-digit key number to access. See the disc packaging for details and the key number. 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.
  • Page 46 Note: If you select an area that isn’t on the disc loaded, a different area will play. For example, if you choose standard CD audio but the disc loaded is not a hybrid SACD, the stereo SACD area will play. CD Playback •...
  • Page 47 - 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. These discs always output multi-channel audio regardless of the setting made here.
  • Page 48 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 49: 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 REFERENCE universal player does not require any specific maintenance.