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GOLDMUND EIDOS 36D
Universal Player

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  • Page 1 USER MANUAL GOLDMUND EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    9. SETTING THE DISPLAY SYSTEM 10. SWITCHING ON 11. FIRST CONNECTION 12. BASIC OPERATIONS 13. PLAYING DISCS 14. THE AUDIO SETTINGS MENU 15. THE VIDEO SETTINGS MENU 16. THE INTIAL SETTINGS MENU 17. CLEANING 18. MAINTENANCE EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 4 All handling must be performed according to the following instructions to avoid to damaging the player. Nevertheless, if the instructions are perfectly carried out, you will notice that using the GOLDMUND EIDOS 36D Player is quite simple and convenient. WARNING! PLEASE DO NOT CONNECT ANY CABLES OR MOVE ANY PART BEFORE READING THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS.
  • Page 5: Features And Compatibility

    D/A converters, such as the Goldmund Mimesis 20S. The D/A converters built into the Eidos 36D, however, are a high quality standard and are provided for use in most systems and especially for formats requesting them such as SACD.
  • Page 6: Unpacking

    NB: If you need to return the player to the factory or to your local representative for a warranty repair, please note that it must be repackaged in the original packing. This packaging has been designed specifically to protect the Eidos 36D. Use of alternative packaging is likely to result in damage, invalidating the warranty.
  • Page 7: Choice Of The Universal Player Location

    POWER CONNECTION Plug the AC power cord to the back of the Eidos 36D and in a wall socket. Switch the back power switch to ON. The front display will light up as soon as you press any key or when pressing the remote control STANDBY button, meaning the unit is now powered on.
  • Page 8: Back Panel Cable Connections

    BACK PANEL CABLE CONNECTIONS Video Connections The EIDOS 36D offers 4 different types of Video signal outputs: o S-Video Output connector. o 3 x 75 Ohms RCA coaxial Component Video Output connectors. o 5 x 75 Ohms BNC RGB progressive Output o DVI Digital Video Output Always use high quality cables for getting the best picture.
  • Page 9: Audio Connections

    BACK PANEL CABLE CONNECTIONS Audio Connections The Eidos 36D is equipped with the following stereo output connectors to connect your player to a D/A converter or digital preamplifier: o 75 Ohms RCA coaxial SPDIF connector. o TOSLINK optical cable output.
  • Page 10: Keyboard Controls

    Press to go back to previous chapters/tracks. Press and hold to perform reverse playback scanning. These functions, accessible from the keyboard can also be achieved by the remote-control transmitter. (see below for all Remote Control functions) EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 11 Lights when playing a video part of a DVD disc 3- PROGRESSIV Lights when the video output is progressive scan 4- (camera) Lights during multi-angle scenes on a DVD disc (see below) 5- GUI (Graphical User Interface) Lights when a menu is displayed on-screen EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 12 12- Character display 13- Pause Lights when a disc is paused 14- Play Lights when a disc is playing 15- DolbyDigital Lights when a Dolby Digital soundtrack is playing 16- DTS Lights when a DTS soundtrack is playing EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 13: Remote Control Functions

    MENU Press to display a DVD disc menu, or the Disc Navigator if a DVD-RW, CD, Video CD/SuperVCD or MP3 disc is loaded DISPLAY Press to display information about the disc playing (see below) EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 14 Press to display the Play Mode menu (see below) (also accessible by pressing HOME MENU and selecting Play Mode). RETURN Press to return to a previous menu screen AUDIO Press to select the audio channel or language EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 15: Setting The Display System

    10 SWITCHING ON After making sure that everything is connected properly and that the player is plugged in, press STANDBY on the remote control or any key on the keyboard of the Eidos 36D to switch the player on. Also, switch on your TV, Display or Projection system and make sure that it is set to the input you connected the Eidos 36D player to.
  • Page 16: First Connection

    Selects the highlighted menu item RETURN Returns to the previous menu without saving changes Note: Information at the bottom of every OSD screen explains the currently selected menu item and shows which buttons can be used for that screen. EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 17 7 - Did you connect the 5.1 channel analog audio outputs to your AV Receiver or Processor? Select Connected or Not Connected. 8 - Did you connect a digital output to your AV receiver or Processor? Select Connected or Not Connected. EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 18 15 - Is your AV receiver / Processor MPEG compatible? Select Compatible, Not Compatible or Don’t Know. 16 - Press ENTER to complete the setup, or press HOME MENU to quit the Setup Navigator without making any changes. Congratulations, set up is complete! EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 19: Basic Operations

    If you’re playing a DVD or Video CD/SuperVCD, a menu may appear. See below for how to navigate these. If you’re playing an MP3 disc, it may take a few seconds before playback starts, depending on the complexity of the disc file structure. EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 20: Basic Operations

    Press and hold for fast scan; press for track/chapter skip. Note: You may find with some DVD discs that some playback controls don’t work in certain parts of the disc. This is not a malfunction. EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 21 Use to enter a numbered menu option. Press ENTER to select (or wait a few seconds). PREVIOUS: Displays the previous menu page (if there is one). NEXT: Displays the next menu page (if there is one). EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 22: Playing Discs

    - For SACD discs select a track within the current playback area. - For a VR mode DVD-RW disc select between the Playlist and Original areas of the disc, or a title. Press (cursor right) to preview titles. EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 23 You can use the MULTI dial to control fast and slow motion scanning and frame advance of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW and Video CD/Super VCDs. When scanning, no audio is output, even when the scanning speed is 1/1 (normal playback speed). EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 24: Playing Discs

    2 - Press and hold Reverse or Forward button until slow motion playback starts. Note: The slow motion speed is shown onscreen. There is no sound during slow motion playback. 3 - Press repeatedly to change the slow motion speed. Note: The slow motion speed is displayed onscreen. EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 25 Audio, CD and Video CD/SuperVCD) or title (DVDVideo and DVD-RW) that form a loop which is played over and over. Note: A-B Repeat is not available with SACDs,MP3s, Super VCDs, Video CD in PBC mode, or while a DVD disc menu is displayed. EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 26 • Title Repeat • Chapter Repeat • Repeat Off DVD-Audio discs • Group Repeat • Track Repeat • Repeat Off SACD, CD and Video CD/Super VCD discs • Disc Repeat • Track Repeat • Repeat Off EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 27 2 - Select a random play option. The random play options available depend on the type of disc loaded. The screen below appears when a DVD-Video disc is loaded. DVD-Video discs • Random Title • Random Chapter • Random Off EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 28 On the left side is the program list, then to the right is a list of titles (if a DVD-Video disc is loaded), groups (for DVD-Audio), tracks (for SACDs, CDs and Video CD/Super VCDs), or folder names (for MP3 discs). On the far right is a list of chapters (for DVD-Video) or tracks (for DVD-Audio and MP3). EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 29 - During program play, press “Next” to skip to the next program step. Press CLEAR during playback (though not if the program list OSD is displayed) to switch off program play. Press while stopped to erase the program list. EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 30 • Program Delete – Erases the program list and turns off program play • Program Memory (DVD-Video only) Select On to save the program list for the disc loaded. (Select Off to cancel the program memory for the disc loaded). EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 31 - Search functions are not available with Video CDs in PBC mode (start non-PBC playback by stopping playback, then pressing “Next”, then “Play”). - You can often select what you want to watch from a DVD disc menu. EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 32 - To set audio language preferences, see Audio Language. Switching DVD-RW audio channel When playing a DVD-RW disc recorded with dual-mono audio, you can switch between the main, sub, and mixed channels during playback. Press AUDIO repeatedly to select an audio channel option. EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 33 Keep pressing DISPLAY to change the displayed information. Note: You can see disc information (number of titles/chapters, groups, tracks, folders and so on) from the Disc Navigator screen. See Using the Disc Navigator to browse the contents of a disc) EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 34: The Audio Settings Menu

    Legato PRO technology can reveal more high-frequency detail in CDs and DVDs by upsambling. 1 – Press HOME MENU and select “Audio settings” from the on-screen display. 2 – Highlight “Legato PRO”, then use the cursor left/right to change the setting. EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 35 1 – Press HOME MENU and select “audio Settings” from the on-screen display. 2 – Highlight “Hi-Bit”, then use the cursor (Left/right) to change the setting to “On” or “Off”, as required. 3 – Press ENTER to make the setting and exit the Audio Settings screen. EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 36 • Fix – Channel levels are fixed • Variable – You can specify variable channel levels as well as speaker distance 3 - If you chose Variable, press (cursor down) to proceed to the next screen. EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 37 3 – Press ENTER to make the settings and exit the Audio Settings screen. Note: The speaker distance settings have no effect on SACD playback. The channel level settings, however, do apply. EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 38: The Video Settings Menu

    Creating your own presets You can create up to three presets of your own. 1 - Select one of the Memory presets (see above). 2 - Press (cursor down) to select ‘Detailed Settings’ then press ENTER. EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 39 • Chroma Level – Adjusts how saturated colours appear. • Chroma Delay – Adjusts to correct the gap between the Y and C components in the video signal. (This setting only affects progressive video output.) EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 40 You can see whether video on a DVD disc is film or video material by displaying the video transmission rate (see Displaying disc information). If a hash mark (#) appears next to the transmission rate display, it is film material. EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 41: The Intial Settings Menu

    If at any time you need to switch off the digital audio output, set this to Off, otherwise leave it On. Notes: You can’t switch on/off the optical and coaxial outputs individually. There is no digital output when playing SACDs and some DVD-Audio discs regardless of this setting. EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 42 Notes: Even when set to Down Sample Off, some discs will still output down sampled audio through the digital outputs (you only get full sampling rate audio through the analog outputs).High sampling rate DVD-Audio discs (192kHz or 176.2kHz) automatically output down-sampled audio through the digital outputs. EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 43: Video Output Settings

    Pan & Scan chops the sides off widescreen material to make it fit the 4:3 screen (so even though the image looks larger on the screen, you’re actually seeing less of the picture). Note: You can’t change an output setting when an HDMI component is connected. EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 44 This player uses one of two processes when displaying a still frame from a DVD disc. The default Auto setting automatically chooses the best setting each time. • Field – produces a stable, generally shake-free image. • Frame – produces a sharper image, but more prone to shake than field stills. EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 45: Language Settings

    Initial Settings menu. Discs with two or more subtitle languages usually allow selection of subtitle language from the disc menu. Press TOP MENU for access. EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 46: The Intial Settings Menu

    When set to On, the player displays subtitles according to the Subtitle Language and Auto Language settings. Set to Assist Subtitle to have the player display the extra assistive subtitles recorded on to some DVD discs. Set to Off to switch subtitles off altogether. EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 47 If a constant image is displayed on a conventional CRT-type TV, it can ‘burn in’ leaving a ghost image on the screen. Switch to On to make sure that a constant image is not displayed for a dangerously long time. EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 48 To change your password, confirm your existing password then enter a new one. 1 - Select ‘Password Change’. 2 - Use the number buttons to enter your existing password, then press ENTER. The numbers appear as asterisks as you enter them. 3 - Enter a new password. EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 49 When you play a DVD-Audio disc that has a bonus group, the key number input screen appears automatically. Select Bonus Group to access the same screen. Note: If you eject the disc, switch the power off, or unplug the player, you will need to re- enter the key number. EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 50 DVD-Video part of the disc will play. Note: This setting reverts to DVD-Audio (default) when the disc tray is opened, or the power is switched into standby. SACD Playback • Default setting: 2ch Area EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 51: Hdmi Settings

    Select an aspect ratio according to the kind of display you have, and how you want to see the image on-screen. Refer to the table below to match the HDMI resolution you chose in Resolution above to the disc type you’re using and the setting on your monitor. EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 52 Dolby Pro Logic capability.) Note: If you have selected DTS > PCM in DTS Out and 5.1 Channel in Audio Output Mode below, DTS Downmix setting will automatically be set to Stereo. EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 53 Note: The L and R, and RS and LS speakers are paired; you can’t set them differently. 2 - Press (cursor right) to modify the selected speaker. 3 - Use the cursor up/down buttons to change the current setting. EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 54 4 - Move the cursor left to go back to the speaker list if you want to modify another speaker, or press ENTER to exit the Speaker Distance screen. Note: Speaker distance settings do not affect SACD playback. EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 55 To turn the test tone on/off for an individual speaker, press (cursor right). The test tone continues playing even when you select a different speaker. Press ENTER to save the settings and exit the channel level setting screen. EIDOS 36D Universal Player...
  • Page 56: Cleaning

    WARNING! Always turn the power off before cleaning your Universal Player. There are no user serviceable parts inside the Eidos 36D. Unauthorized servicing or alteration invalidates the manufacturer’s warranty. All enquires relating to product servicing and operation should be referred to the local authorized retailer supplying and supporting your Goldmund equipment.