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  • Page 1 DVD PLAYER DV-344 DV-233 Operating Instructions...
  • Page 2 On the bonnet of the unit.
  • Page 3 This product incorporates copyright protection THIS FINE PIONEER PRODUCT. technology that is protected by method claims of Pioneer is on the leading edge of DVD research for certain U.S. patents and other intellectual property consumer products and this unit incorporates the latest rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other technological developments.
  • Page 4: Features Of This Player

    DVD, Video CD and CD discs that display the logos Audio, DVD-ROM, and CD-ROM cannot be played on shown below can be played back on PIONEER DVD this unit. The region number of the player can be players. For more information on discs compatible with found on the rear panel.
  • 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 30) 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: Differences In Disc Composition

    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. The DVDs are divided into units referred to as titles, and amount of information that can be recorded onto a DVD disc is remarkable, allowing it to offer numerous titles are divided into chapters.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Setting the Language Options ..31 Before Using ........8 Setting the On-screen Display (OSD) Language Checking Accessories ........8 ..............31 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 toward the center of Checking Accessories the remote, pull out in the direction Please confirm that the following were received with the indicated by the player.
  • Page 9: Names And Functions

    Names and Functions Front Panel D V D P L A Y E R ¡ ¢ STANDBY/ON COMPONENT VIDEO OUTPUT 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 20, 23). (pages 20, 23).
  • Page 10: Display Window

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

    AV amplifier or receiver Use to connect this player to another component (page 15). bearing the Pioneer Î mark. This lets you control this unit as though it were a component in a system. DIGITAL OUT jack (optical (OPT.))
  • 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 20, 23). 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 16.
  • Page 15: Audio Connections

    DIGITAL OUT (Coaxial) Audio Connections The digital signal is transmitted electronically through a coaxial cable. This player features two digital (optical and coaxial) and • Use to connect to an AV amplifier or receiver with also analog audio output formats. built-in Dolby Digital, DTS, or MPEG decoder.
  • Page 16: Video Connections

    (3.5 mm dia. with no resistance) to connect this player’s CONTROL IN jack to the CONTROL OUT jack of another PIONEER component bearing the Î mark, you can control the player as though it were a component in a system (system control).
  • Page 17: Setting Up The Player

    Setting Up the Using the Setup Navigator The Setup Navigator has been designed to simplify the Player process of getting the DVD player ready to perform. Designed as a series of on-screen multiple-choice questions, the Setup Navigator automatically sets the audio, video, and language settings according to how the questions are answered.
  • Page 18: 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 19 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 20: 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 disc tray guide to align the disc. Playing DVDs, Video CDs and –...
  • Page 21: 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 22: 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). ANGLE REPEAT AUDIO...
  • Page 23: Resuming Playback From Where You Stopped

    Stopping Playback and Resuming Playback from Switching Power Off Where You Stopped – DVD/Video CD – DVD/Video CD/CD Use the resume feature to restart playback from the point that the disc was stopped last time. Press STOP 7 once. The display shows “RESUME” and the stop position is OPEN/ LAST CONDITION...
  • Page 24: 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 Dolby Digital Out – Dolby Digital Using the Setup Screen DTS Out – Off 96kHz PCM Out – 96kHz 3 48kHz MPEG Out –...
  • Page 25: Changing To The Setup Screen "Expert" Menu Mode

    IMPORTANT OPEN/ CONDITION CLOSE LAST Changing to the Setup Screen MEMORY MEMORY ANGLE REPEAT AUDIO SUB TITLE “Expert” Menu Mode REPEAT TOP MENU SETUP MENU RETURN DISPLAY 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 26: 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 27: 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 28: Setting The Tv Screen Size

    Setting the TV Screen Size When viewing a wide screen TV or monitor – DVD DVD screen size format Setting and Appearance The width-to-height ratio of conventional TVs is 4:3, while Wide screen format DVD the width-to-height ratio of wide screen and Please note that there are some high-definition TVs is 16:9.
  • Page 29: Selecting Picture Quality Appropriate For Program Content

    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 30: 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 – DVD back is displayed on the screen. This setting lets you see clearly whether the playback picture is recorded in You can select a camera angle when viewing DVDs with multiple angles or not.
  • Page 31: 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 32 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 33: 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 34 When “Other” is selected If you select “Code”, use the cursor buttons (5/∞) to input the numbers of the When you want to select one of the 136 languages as the main audio language, follow the steps below when input code. the following screen appears.
  • Page 35 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 36: 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 37: 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 38: 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, as a still frame, played back at slow speeds and even select the [Field] setting in the Setup screen Video advanced frame by frame.
  • Page 39: 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 40: 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 41: 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/ CONDITION CLOSE LAST MEMORY MEMORY “Random Chapter”...
  • Page 42: 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 43 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 44 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 45: Continuing Playback From A Specified Location (Last Memory)

    Resuming playback from where Continuing Playback from a LAST MEMORY was pressed Specified Location (Last Memory) – DVD/Video CD Load a disc that has a Last Memory point memorized. The Last Memory function is convenient when you want Some DVDs will start playback automatically when to continue viewing a disc from the point where you loaded.
  • Page 46: Memorizing Settings For Often Viewed Dvds (Condition Memory)

    When a disc that has memorized settings is Memorizing Settings for Often loaded Viewed DVDs “Condition Memory” will appear on the screen, and the previously memorized settings will be selected. (Condition Memory) – DVD You can store in memory settings for DVDs you often Erasing the recorded contents watch.
  • Page 47: 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 48: 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. –3.29/ 3.32 Top Row: current track Track Information about the titles and chapters or tracks on a number, track time...
  • Page 49: Additional Information

    Additional Information Disc Care After using discs, store them upright How to hold discs After playing a disc, always remove it from the player When loading or removing and return it to its jacket. Then store it standing upright discs, try not to touch their away from heat and humidity.
  • Page 50: For Proper And Long Use Of This Unit

    The player's pickup lens should not become dirty in normal use, but if for some reason it should malfunction CAUTION: WHEN PLACING THE UNIT IN A due to soiling, contact your nearest PIONEER authorized STEREO RACK WITH GLASS DOORS service center. Lens cleaners are commercially available,...
  • Page 51: Language Code List

    Language Code List Language codes are used when setting the audio and subtitle language preferences (page 34). 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 52: Troubleshooting

    The rear panel’s VIDEO OUT SELECT switch setting is not correct. PIONEER authorized service center or your dealer to \ Check that the VIDEO OUT SELECT switch is set carry out repair work.
  • Page 53 Static electricity or other external influence may cause malfunctioning of this unit. In this case, unplugging the power cord and then re-plugging it in will usually reset the unit for proper operation. If this does not correct the problem, please consult your nearest PIONEER service center.
  • Page 54: Terms

    Terms DTS stands for Digital Theater System. DTS is a surround system different from Dolby Digital that has Aspect ratio become a popular surround sound format for movies. In Aspect ratio refers to the length to height ratio of TV order to enjoy the benefits of DTS encoded discs, the screens.
  • Page 55: Specifications

    Wow and flutter ......Limit of measurement When you connect this player via a cord with a mini plug (±0.001% W. PEAK) or lower to another Pioneer component such as a receiver or an Digital output amplifier bearing the Î mark, you can control the player Optical digital output ......
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