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  • Page 1 DVD PLAYER DV-340 Operating Instructions...
  • Page 3: Operating Environment

    WARNING: Slot and openings in the cabinet are pro- vided for ventilation and to ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it from overheating, to prevent fire hazard, the openings should never be blocked and covered with items, such as newspapers, table-cloths, curtains, etc.
  • Page 4: Features Of This Player

    CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR PURCHASE OF THIS FINE PIONEER PRODUCT. Pioneer is on the leading edge of DVD research for consumer products and this unit incorporates the latest technological developments. We are sure you will be fully satisfied with the DVD player.
  • Page 5: Compatible With A Wide Range Of Dvd Digital Audio Output Formats

    Compatible with a wide range of Wide range of DVD viewing options DVD digital audio output formats Multi-Angle (page 31) You can view scenes from different camera angles when watching movies or other media with multiple angle playback available. DVDs are recorded in one of four types of digital audio formats (as of October 1998).
  • Page 6: Play A Disc

    Differences in Disc How to Proceed in This Composition Manual DVD is an incredible format that presents the highest quality digital audio and video available today. Because using the DVD player and DVDs may be DVDs are divided into units referred to as titles, and confusing at first, following the order below should help titles are divided into chapters.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Setting the Language Options ..32 Before Using ........8 Setting the On-screen Display Checking Accessories ........8 (OSD) Language ........32 Preparing the Remote Control ......8 Changing the Audio Language Names and Functions ......9 (Multi-Language Function) .......
  • Page 8: Before Using

    Before Using Preparing the Remote Control Inserting batteries into the remote control While pushing the tab on the battery compartment cover Checking Accessories toward the center of the remote, pull out Please confirm that the following were received with the in the direction player.
  • Page 9: Names And Functions

    Names and Functions Front Panel D V D P L A Y E R ¡ ¢ STANDBY/ON Î 3 (play) button STANDBY/ON button Press to switch the player on or to put in standby Press to start or resume playback (pages 21, 24). (pages 21, 24).
  • Page 10: Display Window

    Display Window 0 - = LAST COND. DIGITAL TOTAL REMAIN TITLE 3/8 indicator VCD indicator 3 lights when any disc is playing. When a disc is Lights when a Video CD is loaded. paused, 8 lights. TITLE indicator COND. indicator Indicates a title number is being displayed.
  • Page 11: Rear Panel

    Use to output two-channel audio (analog) to the Use to connect this player to another component bearing the Pioneer Î mark. This lets you control audio stereo inputs on a TV or stereo amplifier. If you are connecting to a receiver that has both digital and this unit as though it were a component in a system.
  • Page 12: Remote Control

    (Buttons indicated with * are used for menu operation.) Remote Control LAST MEMORY button You can resume DVD or Video CD playback from the point you last watched even if the disc is removed from the player. Press LAST MEMORY during playback to set a Last Memory point.
  • Page 13 STEP/SLOW e/E buttons PLAY 3 button Press STEP/SLOW E during playback to view Press to start disc playback (pages 21, 24). slow playback. In pause mode, press STEP/SLOW E to advance DVDs and Video CDs frame by frame PAUSE 8 button and STEP/SLOW e to back up a few frames at a Press to pause playback of a disc.
  • Page 14: Making Connections

    Connection Guide Making The illustration on this page shows the basic setup using the audio and video cords included with this player. Use Connections this illustration as a guide to setting up your home system. An explanation of each type of audio and video connection available can be found on pages 15 to 17.
  • Page 15: Audio Connections

    Analog Audio Connection Audio Connections AUDIO OUT This player features a digital (coaxial) output and also • Make analog audio connections to a stereo amplifier analog audio output formats. or receiver. • Analog audio connections can also be made to a TV or Digital Audio Connections monitor with stereo input jacks.
  • Page 16: Video Connections

    VIDEO OUT Video Connections • Make composite video connections to a standard TV or monitor with a video input jack. This player features S-video and composite output • Use the supplied video cable to connect the VIDEO possibilities. OUT jack on the player to the video input on the TV or Check the manual supplied with your TV or monitor to monitor.
  • Page 17: Av Connector Connection

    AV CONNECTOR jack on the player to a TV CONTROL IN jack to the CONTROL OUT jack of or monitor to achieve audio and video with a single another PIONEER component bearing the Î mark, you connection. can control the player as though it were a component in •...
  • Page 18: Setting Up The Player

    Setting Up the About MOD. (Modulation) PAL • SHRINK Most models of the newly developed countdown PAL TV system detect 50 Hz (PAL)/60 Hz (NTSC) and automatically Player switch vertical amplitude, resulting in a display without vertical shrinkage. • If your PAL TV does not have a V-Hold control, you may not be able to view NTSC disc because the picture may roll.
  • Page 19: Setting The Osd Language

    Setting the OSD Language Press ( STANDBY/ON on the front (On-Screen Display Language) panel). The [OSD Language] screen establishes the OSD language, or on-screen display language, which refers to Press SETUP. the language that is used by the player in menus and When SETUP is pressed for the first time, the on-screen messages.
  • Page 20 Setting digital audio connections Confirming the settings to an AV amplifier or decoder The [Exit Setup Navigator] is the final screen in the Setup Navigator. The [Digital Jack] screen establishes whether digital connections have been made to an AV amplifier, receiver, or external decoder.
  • Page 21: Getting Started Using Your Dvd Player

    Getting Started Press ( STANDBY/ON on the front Using Your DVD panel). Press OPEN/CLOSE (0 on the front panel). Player The disc tray comes out. Load a disc. Load a disc with the label side facing up, using the Playing DVDs, Video CDs and disc tray guide to align the disc.
  • Page 22: When A Menu Screen Is Displayed

    When a menu screen is displayed To open or return to the DVD or Video CD menu screen Menu screens are displayed for DVDs that have menu Although this differs depending on the disc, pressing screens or Video CDs that include Playback Control MENU, TOP MENU, or RETURN during DVD playback (PBC).
  • Page 23: Chapter (Track) Skip Forward/Skip Back

    Advancing to the next chapter Chapter (Track) Skip Forward/ (track) Skip Back – DVD/Video CD/CD Press NEXT ¢ (¡ ¢ on the front panel). OPEN/ LAST CONDITION CLOSE MEMORY MEMORY • Press to skip forward to the next chapter (track). SUB TITLE ANGLE REPEAT...
  • Page 24: Resuming Playback From Where You Stopped

    Resuming Playback from Stopping Playback and Where You Stopped Switching Power Off – DVD/Video CD Use the resume feature to restart playback from the – DVD/Video CD/CD point that the disc was stopped last time. Press STOP 7 once. The display shows “RESUME” and the stop position is memorized.
  • Page 25: Adjusting Audio And Video Settings

    Adjusting Audio Press ( STANDBY/ON on the front and Video panel). Press SETUP. Settings The Setup screen appears. (Example) Audio1 Audio2 Video Language General Using the Setup Screen Dolby Digital Out – Dolby Digital DTS Out – Off 96kHz PCM Out – 96kHz 3 48kHz Menus MPEG Out –...
  • Page 26: Changing To The Setup Screen "Expert" Menu Mode

    IMPORTANT OPEN/ CONDITION CLOSE LAST MEMORY MEMORY Changing to the Setup Screen REPEAT AUDIO SUB TITLE ANGLE “Expert” Menu Mode REPEAT SETUP MENU TOP MENU RETURN DISPLAY 7, 8 ¶ The Setup screen menus are divided into two levels, ¶ [Basic] and [Expert], to make this unit more convenient 7, 8 to operate for different levels of users.
  • Page 27: Setting The Digital Audio Output To Be Compatible With Your Av Component

    DTS Out Setting the Digital Audio This player is capable of outputting DTS digital audio for Output To Be Compatible with DVDs recorded in DTS. When this player is connected to an AV component that has a built-in DTS decoder, select Your AV Component –...
  • Page 28: Adjusting The Dynamic Range Of The Audio Soundtrack

    MPEG Out Adjusting the Dynamic Range This player is capable of outputting the MPEG digital of the Audio Soundtrack – DVD bitstream. When the player is connected to an AV component that has a built-in MPEG decoder, select the Audio DRC stands for Audio Dynamic Range [MPEG] setting.
  • Page 29: Setting The Tv Screen Size

    When viewing a wide screen TV or monitor Setting the TV Screen Size – DVD DVD screen size format Setting and Appearance The width-to-height ratio of conventional TVs is 4:3, Wide screen format DVD while the width-to-height ratio of wide screen and Please note that there are some high-definition TVs is 16:9.
  • Page 30: Selecting Picture Quality Appropriate For

    Selecting Picture Quality Selecting the Type of Paused Appropriate for Program Image to Display Expert Content This function lets you view a clear still-image when DVD – DVD/Video CD playback is paused. This lets you select the ideal picture quality for watching Make changes in the [Still Picture] setting in the Setup movies, animation and other video media.
  • Page 31: Viewing From A Desired Camera Angle (Multi-Angle)

    Turning the angle indicator on and Viewing from a Desired Expert Camera Angle (Multi-Angle) When a picture recorded in different angles is played back is displayed on the screen. This setting lets you – DVD see clearly whether the playback picture is recorded in You can select a camera angle when viewing DVDs with multiple angles or not.
  • Page 32: Setting The Language Options

    Setting the Changing the Audio Language Language (Multi-Language Function) – DVD Dolby Digital, PCM, and other audio data can be Options recorded on DVDs in a number of languages or audio tracks, letting you choose the desired language or audio. DVDs have the capacity to contain a great deal of audio OPEN/ information, which includes the ability to hold up to 8...
  • Page 33 Changing Audio Type Selecting an audio language – Video CD/CD preference For enjoyment of karaoke or similar format Video CDs and CDs, it is possible to select stereo audio, or either The audio language that you normally listen to can be right or left channel mono depending on the selected from the various audio languages on a DVD.
  • Page 34: Selecting A Subtitle Language (Multi-Language Subtitles)

    Selecting a subtitle language Selecting a Subtitle Language preference (Multi-Language Subtitles) The subtitle language that you will normally display can be selected from the subtitles programmed on a disc. – DVD Even when the subtitle language is changed during You can select a desired subtitle language with DVDs playback by pressing SUBTITLE, the language selected that have subtitle data in multiple languages recorded on at this setting will be selected when the disc is changed.
  • Page 35 When “Other” is selected If you select [Code], use the cursor buttons (5/∞) to input the numbers of the input When you want to select one of the 136 languages as the main audio language, follow the steps below when code.
  • Page 36 Selecting a DVD menu language Selecting subtitles, assist subtitles preference or no subtitles Expert Expert In addition to containing different audio languages, DVD Use this function to turn the subtitles on or off. may also contain menu screens in different languages as Additionally, some DVDs provide assist subtitles that well.
  • Page 37: Advanced Functions

    Advanced Entering the password When you select either [Level Change] or [Password Change], it is necessary to enter the password (4-digit Functions code number). Use the following steps at any time you are asked to enter or confirm your password. Use the cursor buttons (5/∞) or the number buttons to select a number between 0 and 9.
  • Page 38: Changing The Background Color Of The Screen

    Setting the Parental Lock level Changing the password Change the Parental Lock level to a higher or lower level Change your password whenever you feel it is according to the settings printed on the DVD disc jacket necessary. However, if you forget your existing or accompanying documentation.
  • Page 39: Still Frame/Slow Play/Frame Advance Playback

    Viewing a still frame Still Frame/Slow Play/Frame Advance Playback – DVD/Video CD Press PAUSE 8. The video images on DVD and Video CD can be viewed When viewing a DVD, if the paused picture shakes, select as a still frame, played back at slow speeds and even the [Field] setting in the Setup screen Video menu [Still advanced frame by frame.
  • Page 40: Searching For A Title, Chapter, Track, Or Location On A Disc

    Searching for a Title, Chapter, Press SEARCH MODE repeatedly to select the type of search. Track, or Location on a Disc The type of search changes which each press as follows. – DVD/Video CD/CD 3 Title 3 Chapter/Track This player offers different ways of accessing the Off 2 Time 2 information on a DVD, Video CD, or CD.
  • Page 41: Repeat Play

    Repeat play of a specified section Repeat Play – DVD/Video CD/CD You can repeat an entire title, chapter or track, or just a Press REPEAT A–B at the beginning and end of part. the section you want to repeat. • When REPEAT A–B is pressed a second time, the disc returns to the location where REPEAT A–B was OPEN/ CONDITION...
  • Page 42: Random Play

    Random playback of chapters Random Play – DVD/Video CD/CD within one title – DVD Play titles, chapters, or tracks on a disc in random order. Press RANDOM once, then press ENTER or PLAY 3. OPEN/ LAST CONDITION CLOSE MEMORY MEMORY “Random Chapter”...
  • Page 43: Playback In A Desired Order (Program Play)

    Playback in a Desired Order In the program window, use the number buttons to enter the numbers of the titles (Program Play) – DVD/Video CD/CD or chapters in the order you want to program them in. The titles and chapters within a title on a DVD and similarly the tracks on a Video CD or CD can be arranged •...
  • Page 44 Programming Video CDs, CDs Additional programming options – DVD/Video CD/CD A program with a maximum of 24 steps can be memorized. After you have made a program, it is then possible to confirm, add, or clear the contents of the program. OPEN/ LAST CONDITION...
  • Page 45 To make a program of your favorite parts of a To erase a program saved in memory – DVD disc as it plays – DVD/Video CD/CD The player erases programs in chronological order when the maximum number of programs that can be held in With this player, it is possible to make a program as you memory is exceeded.
  • Page 46: Continuing Playback From A Specified Location (Last Memory)

    Resuming playback from where Continuing Playback from a LAST MEMORY was pressed Specified Location (Last Memory) Load a disc that has a Last Memory point – DVD/Video CD memorized. The Last Memory function is convenient when you Some DVDs will start playback automatically when want to continue viewing a disc from the point where loaded.
  • Page 47: Memorizing Settings For Often Viewed Dvds (Condition Memory)

    When a disc that has memorized settings is Memorizing Settings for Often loaded Viewed DVDs (Condition “Condition Memory” will appear on the screen, and the previously memorized settings will be selected. Memory) – DVD You can store in memory settings for DVDs you often Erasing the recorded contents watch.
  • Page 48: Viewing Disc Information

    The display changes for each type of disc as follows Viewing Disc Information each time the button is pressed. – DVD/Video CD/CD Use DISPLAY to get current information about the disc currently loaded. You can get information about the titles TITLE information: and chapters on a DVD or tracks on a Video CD or CD.
  • Page 49: Resetting The Player To System Settings

    Press DISPLAY during while a disc is stopped to display DVD title and chapter information or Video Track Information: CD and CD track information. Press DISPLAY again to 0.03 Play turn the display off. 3.32 –3.29/ Top Row: current track Track Information about the titles and chapters or tracks on a number, track time...
  • Page 50: Additional Information

    Additional For Proper and Long Use of This Unit Information DO NOT MOVE THE UNIT DURING PLAYBACK During playback, the disc rotates at high speed. Do NOT lift or move the unit during playback. Doing so may damage the disc. Disc Care WHEN MOVING THE UNIT When changing places of installation or packing the unit...
  • Page 51 In such due to soiling, contact your nearest PIONEER authorized cases, change the service center. Lens cleaners are commercially available, location of the player.
  • Page 52: Language Code List

    Language Code List Language codes are used when setting the audio and subtitle language preferences (page 35). Language Input-code Language Input-code Language Input-code Japanese (ja) 1001 Gujarati (gu) 0721 Rhaeto-Romance (rm) 1813 English (en) 0514 Hausa (ha) 0801 Kirundi (rn) 1814 French (fr) 0618...
  • Page 53: Troubleshooting

    Connection is incorrect. \ Check that cord connections are correct and that PIONEER authorized service center or your dealer to carry out repair work. plugs are firmly connected. Operation (settings) of TV or AV amplifier is not appropriate.
  • Page 54: Terms

    If this does not correct the problem, please consult your nearest PIONEER service center. DTS stands for Digital Theater System. DTS is a surround system different from Dolby Digital that has become a popular surround sound format for movies.
  • Page 55 When you connect this player via a cord with a mini plug Playback Control (PBC) to another Pioneer component such as a receiver or an This refers to signals recorded on a Video CD (Version amplifier bearing the Î mark, you can control the player 2.0) enabling playback control.
  • Page 56: Specifications

    Haven 1087, Keetberglaan 1, B-9120 Melsele, Belgium TEL: 03/570.05.11 PIONEER ELECTRONICS AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD. 178-184 Boundary Road, Braeside, Victoria 3195, Australia, TEL: [03] 9586-6300 PIONEER ELECTRONICS DE MEXICO S.A. DE C.V. San Lorenzo 1009 3er Piso Desp. 302 Col. Del Valle Mexico D.F. C.P. 03100 TEL:5-688-52-90 <TWKZF/01A00000>...

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