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  • Page 1 DVD Player DV-355 Operating Instructions...
  • Page 2: Operating Environment

    IMPORTANT CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN The lightning flash with arrowhead CAUTION: The exclamation point within an symbol, within an equilateral TO PREVENT THE RISK OF ELECTRIC equilateral triangle is intended to triangle, is intended to alert the SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER alert the user to the presence of user to the presence of uninsulated...
  • Page 3 [For PX model] CAUTION: THE STANDBY/ON BUTTON IS SECONDARY CONNECTED AND THEREFORE DOES NOTE: This equipment has been tested and NOT SEPARATE THE UNIT FROM MAINS POWER IN found to comply with the limits for a Class B STANDBY POSITION. THEREFORE INSTALL THE digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC UNIT SUITABLE PLACES EASY TO DISCONNECT Rules.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents Thank you for buying this Pioneer product. Please read through these operating instructions so you will know how to operate your model properly. After you have finished reading the instructions, put them away in a safe place for future reference.
  • Page 5 Contents Switching camera angles ........36 Setting/changing the Displaying disc information ......36 Parental Lock level ........45 Setting/changing the Country Code ... 46 06 The Audio Settings Menu 08 Additional Information Audio DRC ............37 Virtual Surround ..........37 Taking care of your player and discs ....47 Handling discs ...........
  • Page 6: Before You Start

    Before You Start Features MP3 compatibility This player is compatible with CD-R, CD-RW and CD-ROM discs that contain MP3 audio 24-bit/192kHz compatible DAC tracks (see Compressed Audio Compatibility This player is fully compatible with high on page 9). sampling-rate discs, capable of delivering better-than-CD sound quality in terms of Graphical on-screen displays dynamic range, low-level resolution and...
  • Page 7: What's In The Box

    Before You Start What’s in the box • Don’t mix new and old batteries together. Please confirm that the following accesso- • Don’t use different kinds of battery ries are in the box when you open it. together—although they may look •...
  • Page 8: Disc / Content Format Playback Compatibility

    Before You Start Disc / Content Format Play- CD-R/RW Compatibility • This unit will play CD-R and CD-RW back Compatibility discs recorded in CD Audio, Video CD, or MP3 audio formatting. However, any General Disc Compatibility other content may cause the disc not to •...
  • Page 9: Compressed Audio Compatibility

    Before You Start Compressed Audio Compatibility Titles, chapters and tracks • This unit will play compressed audio DVD discs are generally divided into one or files formatted in the MPEG-1 Audio more titles. Titles may be further subdivided Layer 3 format (MP3) with a 32, 44.1 or into chapters.
  • Page 10: Connecting Up

    Connecting Up Rear panel connections DIGITAL AUDIO OUT AUDIO OUT D1 VIDEO OUT COAXIAL OPTICAL COMPONENT VIDEO OUT VIDEO OUT Taiwanese model When connecting this player up to your D1 VIDEO OUT (Taiwanese model only) TV, AV receiver or other components, Use to connect this player to a TV with a D make sure that all components are video input.
  • Page 11: Easy Connections

    Connecting Up Easy connections A/V IN DIGITAL AUDIO OUT AUDIO OUT COAXIAL OPTICAL COMPONENT VIDEO OUT VIDEO OUT To power outlet The setup described here is a basic setup Connect the VIDEO OUT and AUDIO that allows you to play discs using just the OUT jacks to a set of A/V inputs on your cables supplied with the player.
  • Page 12: Using Other Types Of Video Output

    Connecting Up • Before unplugging the player from the power outlet, make sure you first switch it into standby using either the front S-VIDEO INPUT panel STANDBY/ON button, or the remote control, and wait of the -OFF- message to disappear from the player’s display.
  • Page 13: Taiwanese Model Only: Connecting Using The D1 Video Output

    Connecting Up Taiwanese model only: You’ll probably also want to connect a video output to your AV receiver. You can use any Connecting using the D1 video of the video outputs available on this player output (the illustration shows a standard (compos- If your TV is equipped with a D type video ite) connection).
  • Page 14 Connecting Up Connect the analog AUDIO OUT L/R and VIDEO OUT jacks on this player to a set of analog audio and video inputs on • My TV doesn’t have any inputs to your AV receiver. connect the DVD player. How can I watch DVDs? Unfortunately, if your TV has no inputs you can’t use this player with it.
  • Page 15: Controls And Displays

    Controls and Displays Front panel OPEN/ CLOSE ¡ Î ¢ STANDBY/ON STANDBY/ON Press to switch the player on or into standby Press to pause playback. Press again to restart Disc tray 0 OPEN/CLOSE Press to stop the disc (you can resume Press to open or close the disc tray playback by pressing 3 (play)) Remote control sensor...
  • Page 16: Display

    Controls and Displays Display 11 10 Lights when a DTS soundtrack is playing Indicates that the character display is showing a DVD chapter number REMAIN Lights during multi-angle scenes on a DVD Lights when the character display is showing disc the time or number of tracks/titles/chapters GUI (Graphical User Interface) remaining...
  • Page 17: Remote Control

    Controls and Displays Remote control STANDBY/ON Press to switch the player on or into standby AUDIO Press to select the audio channel or language (page 35) STANDBY/ON OPEN/CLOSE SUBTITLE Press to select a subtitle display (page 35) AUDIO SUBTITLE ANGLE Number buttons CLEAR TOP MENU...
  • Page 18 Controls and Displays 10 4 17 ENTER Press to jump to the beginning of the current Use to select menu options, etc. (works chapter or track, then to previous chapters/ exactly the same as the ENTER button in 6 tracks above) 11 8 18 MENU...
  • Page 19: Getting Started

    Getting Started Switching on Let’s Get Started When you switch on the player for the first After making sure that everything is con- time, you should see a welcome screen nected properly and that the player is displayed on your TV. From here you can set STANDBY/ON on the plugged in, press up the player to work with the kind of TV you...
  • Page 20 Press ENTER to move on to the next Taiwanese model only screen. Welcome to Pioneer DVD! Thank you for purchasing this Pioneer DVD player. Before using, please take a little time to setup your DVD player Put the batteries into the remote control...
  • Page 21: Using The On-Screen Displays

    Getting Started Using the on-screen displays For ease of use, this player makes extensive • The button guide at the bottom of every use of graphical on-screen displays (OSDs). OSD screen shows you which buttons You should get used to the way these work as you’ll need to use for that screen.
  • Page 22 Getting Started Select a DVD language. Did you connect this player to an AV Some DVD discs feature on-screen menus, receiver using a digital output? soundtracks and subtitles in several lan- Select Connected or Not Connected. guages. Set your preferred language here. Setup Navigator Setup Navigator Language Settings...
  • Page 23: Playing Discs

    Getting Started Is your AV receiver MPEG compatible? Playing discs Select Compatible, Not Compatible or The basic playback controls for playing DVD, Don’t Know. CD, Video CD/Super VCD and MP3 discs are covered here. Further functions are detailed in the next chapter. Setup Navigator Language Settings Dolby Digital...
  • Page 24 Getting Started Load a disc. • Why won’t the disc I loaded play? Load a disc with the label side facing up, First check that you loaded the disc the using the disc tray guide to align the disc (if right way up (label side up), and that it’s you’re loading a double-sided DVD disc, load clean and not damaged.
  • Page 25: Basic Playback Controls

    Getting Started Basic playback controls Front panel controls The 3 (play), 7 (stop), and 8 (pause) buttons The table below shows the basic controls on the remote for playing discs. The folllowing on the front panel work in exactly the same chapter covers more playback features in way as their remote control equivalents.
  • Page 26: Video Cd/Super Vcd Pbc Menus

    Getting Started Video CD/Super VCD PBC menus Some Video CD/Super VCDs have menus from which you can choose what you want to watch. These are called PBC (Playback control) menus. ENTER You can play a PBC Video CD/Super VCD TOP MENU MENU without having to navigate the PBC menu by starting playback using a number button to...
  • Page 27: Playing Discs

    Playing Discs Introduction Select what you want to play. Depending on the type of disc you have Most of the features described in this loaded, the Disc Navigator looks slightly chapter make use of on-screen displays. For different. an explanation of how to navigate these, see The screen for DVD discs shows the titles on Using the on-screen displays on page 21.
  • Page 28: Scanning Discs

    Playing Discs Playing in slow motion You can play DVDs and Video CD/Super VCDs • The Disc Navigator is not available at four different forward slow motion speeds, unless there is a disc loaded. and DVDs also at two reverse speeds. •...
  • Page 29: Frame Advance/Frame Reverse

    Playing Discs Frame advance/frame reverse During playback, press PLAY MODE and select ‘A-B Repeat’ from the list of You can advance or back up a DVD disc functions on the left. frame-by-frame. With Video CD/Super VCDs, you can only use frame advance. Play Mode During playback, press 8 (pause).
  • Page 30: Using Repeat Play

    Playing Discs Using repeat play For CDs and Video CD/Super VCDs, select Disc Repeat or Track Repeat (or Repeat There are various repeat play options, Off). 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 Play Mode the program list (see Creating a program list...
  • Page 31: Using Random Play

    Playing Discs Using random play Use the random play function to play titles or • To stop the disc and cancel random chapters (DVD) or tracks (CD, Video CD/ playback, press 7 (stop). Super VCD and MP3 discs) in a random order.
  • Page 32 Playing Discs Select ‘Create/Edit’ from the list of • To add a chapter, first highlight the title, then press (cursor right) and select a program options. chapter from the list. Play Mode Program Program Step Title 1-38 Chapter 1-4 A-B Repeat Create/Edit 01.
  • Page 33: Editing A Program List

    Playing Discs • To add a track, first find the folder, then Editing a program list press (cursor right) and select a track After creating a program list, you can add, name from the list. delete and change steps. Press PLAY MODE and select ‘Pro- Program gram’...
  • Page 34: Searching A Disc

    Playing Discs Press PLAY MODE and select ‘Pro- Searching a disc gram’ from the list of functions on the You can search DVD discs by title or chapter left. number, or by time. CD/Super VCDs can be searched by track number, and Video CDs by track number or time.
  • Page 35: Switching Subtitles

    Playing Discs Super VCD supports four channels of audio. You can switch the playback channel between Stereo 1, Left 1, Right 1, Stereo 2, • The disc must be playing in order to use Left 2 and Right 2 (note that not all Super time search.
  • Page 36: Switching Camera Angles

    Playing Discs Use the cursor buttons to change the • DVD displays zoomed area. You can change the zoom factor and the Play Current / Total Elapsed Remain Total zoomed area freely during playback. Title 11/38 2.05 4.57 7.02 French English Audio Dolby Digital 3/2.1CH...
  • Page 37: The Audio Settings Menu

    The Audio Settings Menu Audio DRC • Default setting: Off • Audio DRC is only effective with Dolby When watching Dolby Digital DVDs at low Digital audio sources. volume, it’s easy to lose the quieter sounds • Audio DRC is only effective through the completely—including some of the dialog.
  • Page 38 The Audio Settings Menu Press SETUP and select ‘Audio Set- tings’ from the on-screen display. • Virtual Surround doesn’t work with DTS or 96kHz linear PCM audio, or during MP3 playback, through either the analog or digital outputs. Audio Settings •...
  • Page 39: The Initial Settings Menu

    The Initial Settings Menu Using the Initial Settings Digital Audio Out settings menu Digital Out The Initial Settings menu gives you complete control in setting up your DVD player, • Default setting: On including audio, and video output settings, You only need to make this setting if you audience limitation settings, among others.
  • Page 40: Dts Out

    The Initial Settings Menu DTS Out If your AV receiver (or other connected component) is compatible with high • Default setting: Off sampling rates (96 kHz), set this to 96kHz, You only need to make this setting if you otherwise set it to 96kHz > 48kHz (96 kHz connected this system to an AV receiver (or audio is converted to a more compatible 48 other component) using one of the digital...
  • Page 41: Video Output Settings

    The Initial Settings Menu Video Output settings S-Video Out • Default setting: S2 You only need to make this setting if you TV Screen connected this player to your TV using an S- • Default setting: 4:3 (Letter Box) Video cord. Initial Settings Initial Settings Digital Audio Out...
  • Page 42: Language Settings

    The Initial Settings Menu Language settings Subtitle Language • Default setting: English Audio Language Initial Settings • Default setting: English Digital Audio Out Audio Language English Video Output Subtitle Language French Initial Settings Language DVD Menu Lang. Spanish Display Subtitle Display Chinese Options Other Language...
  • Page 43: Dvd Menu Language

    The Initial Settings Menu DVD Menu Language Display settings • Default setting: w/Subtitle Lang. OSD Language Initial Settings • Default setting: English Digital Audio Out Audio Language w/Subtitle Lang. Video Output Subtitle Language English Language DVD Menu Lang. French Initial Settings Display Subtitle Display Spanish...
  • Page 44: Angle Indicator

    The Initial Settings Menu Angle Indicator • Default setting: On • Not all discs that you may consider inappropriate for your children use the Parental Lock feature. These discs will Initial Settings always play without requiring the Digital Audio Out OSD Language password first.
  • Page 45: Changing Your Password

    The Initial Settings Menu Press ENTER to register the password Enter a new password. and return to the Options menu screen. If you forget your password, you can reset Initial Settings the system then register a new one. See Password Change Digital Audio Out page 49 for how to reset the player.
  • Page 46: Setting/Changing The Country Code

    The Initial Settings Menu Select a new level. Select a country code. There are two ways you can do this. Initial Settings • Select by code letter: Use (cursor up/down) to change the country code. Parental Lock : Level Change Digital Audio Out Video Output Password...
  • Page 47: Additional Information

    Never use benzine, thinner or other cleaning Pioneer disclaims all liability arising in agents, including products designed for connection with the use of shaped discs.
  • Page 48: Cleaning The Pickup Lens

    Check the power cord once in a while. If you direct sunlight. find it damaged, ask your nearest Pioneer Use in an excessively dusty or damp authorized service center or your dealer for a environment.
  • Page 49: Screen Sizes And Disc Formats

    Additional Information Set to 4:3(Pan&Scan), widescreen discs are Screen sizes and disc formats shown with the left and right sides cropped. DVD-Video discs come in several different Although the picture looks larger, you don’t screen aspect ratios, ranging from TV actually see the whole picture.
  • Page 50: Language Code List

    Additional Information Language code list Language (Language code letter), Language code Japanese (ja), 1001 Bhutani (dz), 0426 Kirghiz (ky), 1125 Sinhalese (si), 1909 English (en), 0514 Esperanto (eo), 0515 Latin (la), 1201 Slovak (sk), 1911 French (fr), 0618 Estonian (et), 0520 Lingala (ln), 1214 Slovenian (sl), 1912 German (de), 0405...
  • Page 51: Language Code List

    Additional Information Selecting languages using Glossary the language code list Analog audio Some of the language options (such as ‘DVD An electrical signal that directly represents Language’ in the Setup Navigator) allow you sound. Compare this to digital audio which to set your prefered language from any of the can be an electrical signal, but is an indirect 136 languages listed in the language code...
  • Page 52 Additional Information PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) The most common system of encoding digital audio, found on CDs and DAT. DTS stands for Digital Theater Systems. DTS Excellent quality, but requires a lot of data is a surround system different from Dolby compared to formats such as Dolby Digital Digital that has become a popular surround and MPEG audio.
  • Page 53: Setting The Tv System

    The TV system changes as follows: AUTO = NTSC NTSC = PAL PAL = AUTO The player’s display shows “Welcome Pioneer”, then indicates the new setting. • You have to switch the player into standby (press STANDBY/ON) before each change.
  • Page 54: Taiwanese Model Only: Changing The On-Screen Display Language To English

    Additional Information Taiwanese model only: Press ENTER. Changing the on-screen dis- play language to English English Press SETUP. The on-screen display (OSD) appears. Use the (cursor up/down) buttons to select ‘English ’ from the list on the right, then press ENTER. Use the (cursor up/down/ English...
  • Page 55: Specifications

    Additional Information Specifications General Video output Output level ........1 Vp-p (75 ) System ..........DVD player Jack ............RCA jack Power requirements Taiwanese model ......110 V, 60 Hz Audio output (1 stereo pair) Other models ..110–127/220–240 V, 50/60 Hz Output level .......
  • Page 56 Published by Pioneer Corporation. Copyright © 2002 Pioneer Corporation. All rights reserved. <TPTZZ/02C00001> Printed in <VRB1287-A>...