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PANASONIC SC-PTX50 Operating Instructions Manual

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Region number
The player plays DVD-Video marked with labels containing the region
number "2" or "ALL".

Operating Instructions

DVD Home Theater Sound System
High-quality picture
HDMI capability, Advanced
progressive scan and more.

Dolby Virtual Speaker

Enjoy surround sound effect
with a variety of sources.
USB connectivity
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product,
please read the instructions completely.
Please keep this manual for future reference.
Model No.


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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Operating Instructions DVD Home Theater Sound System SC-PTX50 Model No. OPEN CLOSE SELECTOR TUNING SA-PTX3 MUSIC PORT Region number The player plays DVD-Video marked with labels containing the region High-quality picture number “2” or “ALL”. Example: HDMI capability, Advanced progressive scan and more.
  • Page 2: Accessories

    Dear customer Thank you for purchasing this product. For optimum performance and System SC-PTX50 safety, please read these instructions carefully. Main unit SA-PTX50 Operations in these instructions are described mainly with the Front speakers SB-HF100 remote control, but you can perform the operations on the main...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Accessories ......2 step 4 Preparing the remote control ..8 Simple Setup step 5 Getting...
  • Page 4 step Positioning This unit comes equipped with a Dolby Virtual Speaker circuit installed. Using just the supplied speakers and the subwoofer, and by reproducing acoustic effects very similar to 5.1ch surround, you can enjoy a true “home theater” experience even within a limited space. How you set up your speakers can affect the bass and the sound field.
  • Page 5: Subwoofer

    step Cable connections Turn off all equipment before connection and read the appropriate operating instructions. Do not connect the AC mains lead until all other connections are complete. SPEAKERS SUBWOOFER Main unit FRONT FM ANT Speaker connections ≥ Be careful not to cross (short-circuit) or reverse the polarity of the speaker wires as doing so may damage the speakers.
  • Page 6: Audio And Video Connections

    ≥ Set “Video Output Mode” (➜ page 21, Picture Menu). VIERA Link “HDAVI Control” [Note] AV IN AV OUT If your Panasonic television is a VIERA Link compatible ≥ Non-HDMI-compliant cables television, you can operate your television cannot be utilized. ≥ It is recommended that you use synchronising with home-theater operations or vice Panasonic’s HDMI cable.
  • Page 7 Other audio connections Television or external Cable required Main unit terminal Features equipment terminal (not included) [OPTICAL\IN] This unit can decode the surround signals received Optical digital audio cable through the set top box, digital broadcasting or satellite broadcasts. Refer to your equipment’s operating instructions for details.
  • Page 8: Confirming The Preset Channels

    step Preparing the remote control ∫ Batteries Do not: ≥ mix old and new batteries. Insert so the poles (i and j) match those in the remote control. ≥ use different types at the same time. ≥ take apart or short circuit. ≥...
  • Page 9: Setup

    step Performing QUICK SETUP The QUICK SETUP screen assists you to make necessary settings. To display the picture from the main unit, turn on your television and change its video input mode (e.g. VIDEO 1, AV 1, etc.). ≥To change your television’s video input mode, refer to its operating instructions. ≥This remote control can perform some basic television operations (➜...
  • Page 10: Control Reference Guide

    ≥ To cancel, select “OFF” in the main unit’s display. Avoiding interference with other Panasonic equipment Other Panasonic audio/video equipment may start functioning when you The main unit and remote control must be set to the same mode. operate the unit using the supplied remote control.
  • Page 11 OPEN CLOSE SELECTOR TUNING SA-PTX3 MUSIC PORT When opening and closing the front cover, be careful not to touch the standby/on switch [Í/I]. ∫ / -TUNE MODE / —FM MODE Stop playing (14)/ Select the tuning mode (8, 28) Standby/on switch [Í/I] AC supply indicator [AC IN] Adjust the FM reception condition (28) Press to switch the unit from on to...
  • Page 12: Discs That Can Be Played

    Discs that can be played Commercial discs Indicated in these Disc Logo Remarks instructions by [DVD-V] DVD-Video High quality movie and music discs §1 [DVD-A] DVD-Audio High fidelity music discs Music discs with video [VCD] Video CD Including SVCD (Conforming to IEC62107) [CD] Music discs —...
  • Page 13: Maintenance

    ≥ You can play MPEG4 data [conforming to SD VIDEO specifications (ASF standard)/MPEG4 DVD-RAM “.ASF” DVD-R/RW “.asf” (Simple Profile) video system/G.726 audio system] recorded with Panasonic SD multi cameras CD-R/RW or DVD recorders with this unit. ≥ The recording date may differ from that of the actual date. [DivX] ≥...
  • Page 14: Basic Play

    Basic play To display the picture from the main unit, turn on your television and change its video input mode (e.g. VIDEO 1, AV 1, etc.). ≥ To change your television’s video input mode, refer to its operating instructions. Using the main unit SELECTOR Power on.
  • Page 15: Select Disc's Title Numbers Etc./enter Numbers

    If you are experiencing problems, refer to troubleshooting (➜ page 33 to 36). Using the remote control [DVD-VR] [DVD-A] [DVD-V] [VCD] [CD] e.g. To select 12: [S10] ➜ [1] ➜ [2] [VCD] with playback control Press [∫ STOP] to cancel the PBC function, and then press the Enter Numbered...
  • Page 16: Display Current Playback Condition

    [DVD-VR] (with subtitle on/off information) Press [SUBTITLE] to select “On” or “Off”. Displaying current playback QUICK OSD ≥ Subtitle on/off information cannot be recorded using Panasonic DVD condition Recorders. ≥ [DivX] About DivX subtitles text display (➜ page 22). Press [QUICK OSD].
  • Page 17: Changing The Zoom Ratio

    Program play (up to 32 items) ZOOM Changing the zoom ratio Press the numbered buttons to select the item. ([WMA] [MP3] [JPEG] [MPEG4] [DivX] Press [ENTER] to This feature expands a letterbox picture to fit the screen. register the selection.) Press [ZOOM] to select the preset aspect ratio or “Auto”.
  • Page 18: Playing Data Discs Using Navigation Menus

    Playing data discs using navigation menus ∫ Using the submenu 1 While Navigation Menu (➜ left) is displayed Press [FUNCTIONS]. 2 Press [3, 4] to select an item and press [ENTER]. Items shown differ depending on the type of disc. Numbered Multi Groups and contents are displayed.
  • Page 19: Show A Disc Top Menu (18) Or Program List

    About DivX VOD content DivX Video-on-Demand (VOD) content is encrypted for copyright Playing HighMAT discs protection. In order to play DivX VOD content on this unit, you first need to MENU [WMA] [MP3] [JPEG] register the unit. Press [TOP MENU]. Follow the online instructions for purchasing DivX VOD content to enter ≥...
  • Page 20: Using On-screen Menus

    Using on-screen menus Show the Main menu. Select the menu. Go to the Select e.g. [DVD-V] next menu Numbered buttons Functions Title 1 English CANCEL Chapter 3/10 2 French Register Time 0:24:31 3 Spanish Audio 1 English Return to the Subtitle 3 Spanish PLAY...
  • Page 21: Picture Menu

    Other Settings Items shown differ depending on the type of disc. [DVD-VR] (Except still picture part) § If you have chosen “xxx p” (progressive) or “1080i” [DVD-V] (Except iR/iRW) (interlace) (➜ left), select the method of conversion for progressive output to suit the type of material. Allows you to browse the disc contents and start ≥...
  • Page 22: About Divx Subtitles Text Display

    Using on-screen menus Other Settings Items shown differ depending on the type of disc. ∫ Audio Menu Confirming HDMI information e.g. Connection status To make the dialogue in movies easier to hear [DVD-V] (Dolby Digital, DTS, MPEG, 3-channel or HDMI Status --- HDMI is connected. higher, with the dialogue recorded in the center Dialogue channel)
  • Page 23: Changing The Player Settings

    Changing the player settings Show the Setup menu. SETUP Setting Item Setup Disc Audio English Video Subtitle Automatic Audio Menus English HDMI Numbered Advanced Disc Review Intro Mode Display buttons Others Ratings Level 8 to select and press ENTER RETURN to exit Menu If you have not performed QUICK...
  • Page 24 Changing the player settings QUICK SETUP enables successive settings of the items in the shaded area. ∫ “Video” menu ≥ 4:3 Pan&Scan: Regular aspect television (4:3) TV Aspect The sides of the widescreen picture are cut off so it fills the screen (unless Choose the setting to suit your prohibited by the disc).
  • Page 25: Language Code List

    QUICK SETUP enables successive settings of the items in the shaded area. ∫ “HDMI” menu ≥ Standard RGB Range ≥ Enhanced: When the black and white images are not distinct. Set “HDMI Colour Space” to “RGB” (➜ page 21, Picture Menu). ≥...
  • Page 26: One Touch Play

    VIERA Link “HDAVI Control” is a convenient function that offers linked the main unit is in “AUX” or “D-IN” mode. operations of this unit, and a Panasonic television (VIERA) under “HDAVI – The default setting is “AUX”. Control”. You can use this function by connecting the equipment with the HDMI cable.
  • Page 27: Speaker Control

    Speaker control VIERA Link Control only with TV’s remote control (for “HDAVI Control 2”) You can select whether audio is output from the home theater system or the television speakers by using the television menu settings. For details, You can control the disc menus of the home theater system with the TV’s refer to the operating instructions of your television.
  • Page 28: Using The Fm Radio

    Using the FM radio ∫ If noise is excessive Press and hold [—FM MODE] on the main unit to display “MONO”. Press and hold [—FM MODE] again to cancel the mode. Numbered ≥ The mode is also canceled when you change the frequency. buttons Manual tuning §1...
  • Page 29: Select Dolby Virtual Speaker Mode

    Using sound effects Adjusting the amount of bass: SUBWOOFER LEVEL Subwoofer level You can adjust the amount of bass. The unit automatically selects the most suitable setting according to the type of playback source. Press [SUBWOOFER LEVEL]. You can select the level from “SUB W 1” (weakest) to “SUB W 4” (strongest). ≥...
  • Page 30: Ext-in

    Operating other equipment Using the iPod Use an optional SH-PD10 Panasonic Universal Dock for iPod. EXT-IN Connect the dock to the back of the main unit. OPTION V .1 iPod (not included) ≥ Connect the iPod firmly. PLAY STOP, PAUSE...
  • Page 31: Setting The Sound Effects For Set Top Box Digital Broadcasting Or Satellite Receiver

    DRC ON: Adjust for clarity even when the volume is low by compressing the range of the lowest sound level and the highest sound § For Panasonic D-Snap/DIGA level. Convenient for late night viewing. (Only works with Dolby Digital) [Note] DRC OFF ≥...
  • Page 32: Speaker Installation Options

    Speaker installation options ∫ Attaching to a wall ∫ Fitting speaker stands (not included) You can attach the front speakers to a wall. (Front speakers only) ≥ The wall or pillar on which the speakers are to be attached should Ensure the stands meet these conditions before purchasing them.
  • Page 33: Troubleshooting Guide

    Troubleshooting guide Before requesting service, make the following checks. If you are in doubt about some of the check points, or if the solutions indicated in the chart do not solve the problem, consult your dealer for instructions. Power ≥ Insert the AC mains lead securely. No power.
  • Page 34 Troubleshooting guide Disc operation ≥ Play may take time to begin when an MP3 track has still picture data. Even after the track starts, the It takes time before play starts. — correct play time will not be displayed. This is normal. [MP3] ≥...
  • Page 35 Picture ≥ The unit and television are using different video systems. Use a multi-system or PAL television. The picture on the television is — ≥ The system used on the disc does not match your television. not displayed correctly or disappears.
  • Page 36 Troubleshooting guide Radio ≥ Adjust the position of the FM antenna. Distorted sound or noise is heard. — ≥ Use an outdoor antenna. “ST” flickers or does not light. ≥ Turn the television off or move it away from the unit. A beat sound is heard.
  • Page 37: Safety Precautions

    Safety precautions Placement Foreign matter Set the unit up on an even surface away from direct sunlight, high Do not let metal objects fall inside the unit. This can cause electric shock temperatures, high humidity, and excessive vibration. These conditions or malfunction.
  • Page 38: Specifications

    Certified to the DivX Home Theater Profile. §8 Rating with low-cut filter equipped amplifier §7 MPEG4 data recorded with Panasonic SD multi cameras or DVD video recorders [Note] Conforming to SD VIDEO specifications (ASF standard)/MPEG4 (Simple Profile) video system/G.726 audio system 1.
  • Page 39: Glossary

    Glossary CPPM (Content Protection for Prerecorded Media) HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) A copy protection system used for DVD-Audio files. This unit supports HDMI is a next-generation digital interface for consumer electronic products. CPPM. Unlike conventional connections, it transmits uncompressed digital video and audio signals on a single cable.
  • Page 40 Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. Web Site: Pursuant to at the directive 2004/108/EC, article 9 (2) Panasonic Testing Centre RQTX0136-B Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH F0108TM0 Winsbergring 15, 22525 Hamburg, Germany...

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