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    GE1100P DVD User’s Guide We bring good things to life.

  • Page 2: Product Registration

    Serial No. ____________________________________________________ Purchase Date: ______________________________________________ Dealer/Address/Phone: _________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ WARNING To reduce the risk of fire or shock hazard, do not expose this DVD player to rain or moisture. This symbol indicates important instructions accompanying the product. CAUTION THIS PRODUCT UTILIZES A LASER. USE...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Jacks and Cables ... 8 Choosing a Connection ... 9 DVD Player + TV without A/V Input Jacks ... 10 DVD Player + TV with A/V Input Jacks ... 11 DVD Player + TV + Dolby Digital Receiver ... 12 DVD Player + TV + VCR ...

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS Playing Audio CDs ... 25 Loading and Playing an Audio CD ... 26 Audio CD Playback Features ... 26 Skipping Tracks ... 26 Repeating Play ... 27 Selecting a Specific Track ... 27 Program Playback ... 28 Deleting Programmed Tracks ...

  • Page 5: Before You Begin

    I Know, You Really Want to Get Going I know that you’d rather use your DVD player than read about it, so I’ve divided this manual up into sections that address how to use each type of disc that you can play on your player: DVDs, Audio CDs, and Video CDs.

  • Page 6: A Short Glossary Of Dvd Terminology

    DVD (if the DVD contains multiple camera angles). ARROWS Use the arrows to navigate through the menu system of both the DVD player and the DVD discs. Use SELECT to choose a highlighted option. AUDIO Use this button to access various audio streams on a disc (if the disc contains multiple audio streams).

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    SELECT Use SELECT to choose a highlighted option. SETUP Brings up the DVD player’s Setup menu. SUBTITLE Allows you to temporarily change the language preference for the subtitle feature. SKIP FWD Allows you move to the beginning of the next chapter or track on a disc (in effect, “skipping”...

  • Page 8: Installing Batteries In The Remote

    Discard leaky batteries immediately. Leaking batteries can cause skin burns or other personal injury. Types of Discs that the Player Can Play This DVD player is capable of playing the following types of discs, having the corresponding logos: • Audio CDs •...

  • Page 9: Connections

    CONNECTIONS A Few Things You should Know Before you connect your DVD player, there are a few things that you need to know. Protect Your Components from Power Surges • Connect all components before plugging any power cords into the wall outlet.

  • Page 10: Jacks And Cables

    DVD player. RF Jacks and Coaxial Cables (F-type) You may not need coaxial cables to connect the DVD player to your TV, but you may need to use coaxial cables to carry the cable, satellite, or off-air signal to your television.

  • Page 11: Choosing A Connection

    Choosing a Connection The following pages show examples of connections commonly used to connect the DVD player with a TV and other components. Refer to your TV, VCR, or Dolby Digital Receiver owner’s manual for more information on hooking up your specific components.

  • Page 12: Dvd Player + Tv Without A/v Input Jacks

    CONNECTIONS DVD Player + TV without A/V Input Jacks (Good Picture and Sound Quality) MODULATOR Video RF Out Audio (L) Ant In PLAYER AUDIO VIDEO To Connect the DVD Player If you do not have audio/video input jacks on your television, you need to use an RF modulator, and a splitter.

  • Page 13: Dvd Player + Tv With A/v Input Jacks

    CONNECTIONS DVD Player + TV with A/V Input Jacks (Better Picture and Sound Quality) AUDIO VIDEO S-VIDEO PLAYER AUDIO VIDEO S-VIDEO To Connect the DVD Player Connect the left and right audio cables. 2. Connect the video cable (or the S-Video cable if your television has an S-Video input).

  • Page 14: Dvd Player + Tv + Dolby Digital Receiver

    1. Connect the left and right A/V cables to the Dolby Digital receiver, Connect an optical cable to the DIGITAL OUT jack on the DVD player and to the digital input on a Dolby Digital receiver. 2. Connect the video cable (or the S-Video cable if your television has an S-Video input).

  • Page 15: Dvd Player + Tv + Vcr

    CONNECTIONS DVD Player + TV + VCR The following is one possible connection if you want to include a VCR in your connection scheme. AUDIO VIDEO S-VIDEO PLAYER AUDIO VIDEO S-VIDEO AUDIO VIDEO To Connect the DVD Player Connect the left and right audio cables.

  • Page 16: Connect The Ac Power Cord

    After you have connected the components, you need to connect the AC power cord. Connect the AC power cord to the back of the DVD player and to an AC power outlet (AC120 V, 50-60 Hz). Setting Up the Menu Languages By default, the menu language is set to English.

  • Page 17: Playing Dvds

    PLAYING DVDS A New Way of Looking At Things In this section you learn how to use your DVD player to play Digital Video Discs (DVDs for short). As a little up-front information, you should know that although some of the remote buttons look the same as those you would use with a VCR or CD player, the functions work somewhat differently.

  • Page 18: Loading And Playing A Dvd

    • CD-G discs play audio only, not graphics To Load and Play a DVD Make sure that you have properly connected the DVD player (see “Connections”), and that the player is in the power on state. Press the OPEN/CLOSE button on the front of the DVD player.

  • Page 19: Dvd Playback Features

    PLAYING DVDS DVD Playback Features Several options are available during DVD playback. Chapter Scan Because the DVD is divided into Chapters, you can skip through a disc’s contents one chapter at a time. • Press and release SKIP REV to go to the beginning of the preceding Chapter.

  • Page 20: Repeating Play

    PLAYING DVDS Repeating Play You can use this feature to repeat a chapter or a title. Press REPEAT once to repeat the chapter currently playing. 2. Press REPEAT twice to repeat the title currently playing. 3. Press REPEAT a third time to turn off the repeat feature. Notes: •...

  • Page 21: Using The Elapsed Time

    PLAYING DVDS 2. Use the right arrow on the remote to highlight the current chapter number. TITLE CHAPTER TIME 38:20 Enter a new chapter number and press PLAY. 3. Use the digits on the remote to enter a different chapter number.

  • Page 22: Selecting A Title Using The Title Button

    PLAYING DVDS Note: • Some discs might not display the elapsed time, and thus cannot be searched using this feature. Selecting a Title Using the TITLE Button You can use the TITLE button on the remote to access a list of titles available on a DVD.

  • Page 23: Using The Subtitle Feature

    PLAYING DVDS 2. Use the arrows to highlight the setting you want to change, and then press SELECT. SUBTITLE 1. ENGLISH 2. FRENCH 3. SPANISH French is selected. 3. Use the arrows to highlight a subtitle language (from the Subtitle menu), and then press SELECT. Subtitling for this DVD will now appear in French.

  • Page 24: Changing The Audio Language

    PLAYING DVDS Note: • When the player is turned on, the initialized subtitle language is selected. If the disc does not contain the same initialized language as that of the player, the “default” language is automatically selected. Changing the Audio Language You can temporarily change the initialized audio language (provided that additional languages are recorded on the DVD).

  • Page 25: Storing A Marker During Dvd Playback

    PLAYING DVDS Storing a Marker During DVD Playback Press the MARKER button at the point during playback that you want to mark. The Marker display appears on-screen. MARKER * * * PRESS SELECT TO MARK The Marker display screen. 2. Press the SELECT button to place a mark. You can place as many as three markers on a disc.

  • Page 26: Clearing A Marker

    PLAYING DVDS MARKER 1 2 3 SELECT TO PLAY MARK CLEAR TO ERASE Highlight an existing marker and press SELECT. 2. Use the arrows to highlight an existing marker. 3. Press SELECT to go that part of the DVD and automatically begin playback from there.

  • Page 27: Playing Audio Cds

    Your DVD player can play Audio Compact Discs, as well as DVDs. If you’ve used a CD player before, you will probably notice that your DVD player has a lot of the same features as a CD player. This section gives you all the information you need...

  • Page 28: Loading And Playing An Audio Cd

    5. Press STOP to stop playback. Audio CD Playback Features When playing audio CDs, your DVD player has many of the same features that your CD player has, including track skip, repeat play, and programmed playback.

  • Page 29: Repeating Play

    PLAYING AUDIO CDS Repeating Play • Press the REPEAT button once to repeat the current track. • Press REPEAT a second time to repeat all tracks. • Press REPEAT a third time to resume normal playback. Selecting a Specific Track Press the INFO button.

  • Page 30: Program Playback

    To resume normal playback, press the PROGRAM button and then press the PLAY button. Deleting Programmed Tracks Press the CLEAR button in stop mode to delete tracks. Note that all programmed tracks are deleted when the DVD player is turned off or the disc is removed. Program button...

  • Page 31: Playing Video Cds

    PLAYING VIDEO CDS What’s a Video CD? The Video CD format is similar to DVD in that Video CDs can contain movies. The big difference is in the amount of information that can be stored on a single CD. This section gives you all the information you need to know to play Video CDs on your DVD player.

  • Page 32: Loading And Playing A Video Cd

    • CD-G discs play audio only, not graphics To Load and Play a Video CD Make sure that you have properly connected the DVD player (see “Connections”), before you begin. Press the OPEN/CLOSE button on the front of the DVD player.

  • Page 33: Bypassing Playback Control

    Note: • To resume playback control mode, press STOP, and then press MENU. Video CD Playback Features The DVD player gives you several options when playing Video CDs, including skipping tracks, repeat play, and programmed playback. Skipping Tracks • To skip forward to the beginning of the next track on a Video CD, press the SKIP FWD ( •...

  • Page 34: Repeating Play

    PLAYING VIDEO CDS Repeating Play • Press REPEAT once to repeat the current track. • Press REPEAT a second time to repeat all tracks. • Press REPEAT a third time to resume normal playback. Note: • The repeat feature does not work while a Video CD is played using the menu.

  • Page 35: Program Playback

    PLAYING VIDEO CDS Changing the Audio Channel Output You can change the channel output from the player by using the AUDIO button and the up arrow on the remote control. Note that you must be playing a stereo Video CD. Press AUDIO.

  • Page 36: Program Playback With Playback Control

    Press the CLEAR button in stop mode (when the disc is not rotating) to delete programmed tracks one by one. Notes: • All programmed tracks are deleted when the DVD player is turned off or the disc is removed. POWER PROGRAM...

  • Page 37: Using The Setup Menu

    USING THE SETUP MENU Putting You In Control The Setup menu lets you customize your DVD player by allowing you to set up a rating level, select various language preferences, and even adjust the player to the type of television screen you have (i.e.

  • Page 38: Setting Up The Rating Level

    USING THE SETUP MENU Setting Up the Rating Level The rating level feature works in conjunction with DVDs that have been assigned a rating level, and helps you to control the types of DVDs that your family watches. Press the SETUP button on the remote control. SETUP RATING AUDIO...

  • Page 39: Unlocking The Rating Level

    USING THE SETUP MENU 4. To keep the rating level you set from being changed, you can “lock” the level by entering a four-digit password using the digits on the remote, and then pressing SELECT. Unlocking the Rating Level In order to unlock the rating level, you need to enter the four-digit password.

  • Page 40: Selecting The Initial Subtitle Language

    USING THE SETUP MENU 2. Use the arrows on the remote to highlight “AUDIO” and then press SELECT. AUDIO LANGUAGE PREFERENCE ENGLISH FRENCH SPANISH ORIGINAL OTHER * * * PRESS RETURN TO EXIT Select an initial audio language setting. 3. Use the arrows on the remote to highlight a language, and then press SELECT.

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    USING THE SETUP MENU SETUP RATING AUDIO SUBTITLE TV SCREEN OSD DiSPLAY MENU LANGUAGE PRESS RETURN TO EXIT Select SUBTITLE from the Setup menu. 2. Use the arrows on the remote to highlight “SUBTITLE” and then press SELECT. SUBTITLE LANGUAGE PREFERENCE AUTOMATIC ENGLISH...

  • Page 42: Selecting The Tv Screen Setting

    USING THE SETUP MENU Selecting the TV Screen Setting Depending on the type of television you have, you may want to adjust the screen setting (aspect ratio). Press the SETUP button on the remote control. SETUP RATING AUDIO SUBTITLE TV SCREEN OSD DiSPLAY MENU LANGUAGE PRESS RETURN TO EXIT...

  • Page 43: Turning The On-screen Messages Feature On Or Off

    USING THE SETUP MENU A Little More about Your Options 4 : 3 (Letterbox) Select this for conventional size televisions. The aspect ratio is selected according to the disc played. 4 : 3 (Pan/Scan) Select this for conventional size televisions. All video material is played to fit a 4:3 screen.

  • Page 44: Changing The Menu Language

    USING THE SETUP MENU 2. Use the arrows on the remote to highlight “OSD DISPLAY” and then press SELECT . OSD DISPLAY PRESS RETURN TO EXIT Select a TV screen setting to match your television.. 3. Use the arrows on the remote to highlight “ON” or “OFF, ”...

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    USING THE SETUP MENU 2. Use the arrows on the remote to highlight “MENU LANGUAGE” and then press SELECT. MENU LANGUAGE PREFERENCE FOR PLAYER ENGLISH FRANCAIS ESPANOL PRESS RETURN TO EXIT Select a new menu language for the player. 3. Use the arrows on the remote to highlight the desired language for the on-screen menu system, and then press SELECT.

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    USING THE SETUP MENU Don’t forget to press the SELECT button after you enter the code. Language Code Abkhazian 6566 Afar 6565 Afrikaans 6570 Albanian 8381 Ameharic 6577 Arabic 6582 Armenian 7289 Assamese 6583 Aymara 6588 Azerbaijani 6590 Bashkir 6665 Basque 6985 Bengali;...

  • Page 47: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting This short troubleshooting section will hopefully solve any problems that you might encounter with your DVD player. Limited Warranty The Limited Warranty includes information on getting service for you DVD player.

  • Page 48: Reference

    REFERENCE REFERENCE Front Panel Controls ON•OFF button. 2. Disc tray Press OPEN/CLOSE to open and close the disc tray. 3. SKIP REV Allows you move to the beginning of the preceding chapter or track on a disc (in effect, “skipping” the chapter or track). 4.

  • Page 49: Front Panel Display

    REFERENCE REFERENCE Front Panel Display CHAPTER ALL PBC TITLE TRACK ANGLE VIDEO CD Displayed when the Video CD is played using the menu (for example, with playback control). 2. Indicates the play modes or the title number of a DVD. 3.

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    • Operate the remote control at a distance of no more than 20 feet. • Remove any obstacles between the remote and the DVD player Solution If the subtitle and/or audio language does not exist on the disc, the initial settings will not be seen/heard. The disc’s priority language is selected instead.

  • Page 51: Handling Cautions

    REFERENCE Self-Diagnostic Message U 1 1 H - - F - - Handling Cautions • Before connecting other components to this player, be sure to turn them all off. • Do not move the player while a disc is being played, or the disc may be scratched or broken, and the player’s internal parts may be damaged.

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    REFERENCE What your warranty covers: • Any defect in materials or workmanship. For how long after your purchase: • 90 days - Unit exchange, which includes parts and labor. • 91 days to 1 year - Unit exchange, which includes parts only; you pay the labor. •...

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    REFERENCE 4. If the repairs are covered by your warranty, you will not be billed. If you are not located near an exchange point: Provide your Discover, MasteGErd or Visa account number and expiration date to your phone representative. This is for security purposes only and your account will not be charged at this time.

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    REFERENCE What your warranty does not cover: • Acts of God, such as but not limited to lightning damage. • Adjustment of customer controls. • Damage from misuse or neglect. • A unit that has been modified or incorporated into other products or is used for institutional or other commercial purposes.

  • Page 55: Limited Warranty 50

    REFERENCE AC power cord 14 connecting 14 Angles 4 Audio channel output, changing 28 Audio language, changing 22 Audio/Aideo jacks 8 Back panel 47 Camera angle, changing 22 Care and maintenence 49 Clear button 4 Coaxial cable (F-type) 8 Connections 9 Discs types that can be played 6 Dolby Digital 4...

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