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User's Guide
Changing Entertainment. Again.


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  • Page 1 Mobile DVD Player User's Guide Changing Entertainment. Again.
  • Page 2: Product Registration

    Important Information This symbol indicates that this product CAUTION CAUTION incorporates double insulation between THIS PRODUCT UTILIZES A RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK hazardous mains voltage and user LASER. USE OF CONTROLS OR DO NOT OPEN accessible parts. When servicing use only ADJUSTMENTS OR identical replacement parts.
  • Page 3 Important Information FCC Statement: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits of a Class B device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
  • Page 4: Important Safety Note

    • When in a car, the mobile DVD player must be powered from the DC POWER (CAR) jack on the back panel. The mobile DVD player’s power should only be turned on when the car’s ignition is turned on.
  • Page 5: Chapter 1: Connections & Setup

    Chapter 1: Connections & Setup Installing the Player in the Car 1. Rest the player in the center of the rear seat. 2. Insert the center seat’s (lap) safety belt through the player’s retainer holes. Important Note: Secure the player with the lap seat belt as tight as possible so that the player does not move around.
  • Page 6 Chapter 1: Connections & Setup OUTPUT INPUT PHONES EXTERNAL PANEL EJECT DC POWER (CAR) AC POWER (HOME) PHONES TV (back panel) AUDIO VIDEO L / MONO CABLE/ ANTENNA Connect to a TV 1. Connect audio cables (white and red) to the Audio Input Jacks on the back of the TV (sometimes labeled AUDIO L/MONO and R) and to the AUDIO OUTPUT jacks (L AUDIO R) on the DVD player.
  • Page 7 Notes: For vehicle use, connect the mobile DVD player to a factory equipped compatible display. To determine if the display is compatible, check the owner’s manual provided with your vehicle. Damage can occur to the mobile DVD player if you do not use a compatible monitor with a compatible 8-pin input jack.
  • Page 8 Chapter 1: Connections & Setup DC POWER (CAR) Connect the DC power cord to this jack from the car’s cigarette lighter socket to give the unit power. AC POWER (HOME) Connect the AC power cord to this jack from an AC outlet to give the unit power.
  • Page 9: Put Batteries In The Remote

    Chapter 1: Connections & Setup NEXT ( ) Advances to the next chapter on a DVD disc, track on a CD or song on an MP3. OK When a menu is on the screen, selects the item that is highlighted. PLAY/PAUSE ( ) Switches between play and pause when you’re playing a disc.
  • Page 10: The Remote Control

    Chapter 1: Connections & Setup The Remote Control (buttons listed in alphabetical order) EJECT POWER SURROUND 0-9 and +10 (Number buttons) Enters titles, tracks or chapters. To enter a number above 9, for example 12, press +10 and then 2. STATUS Arrow (up, down, left, right) buttons Use these buttons to access items on ANGLE...
  • Page 11: Dvd Basics

    Chapter 1: Connections & Setup Next ( ) Advances to the next chapter on a DVD disc, track on a CD or song on an MP3. PLAY/PAUSE ( ) Switches between play and pause when you’re playing a disc. Previous ( ) Goes back to the previous chapter on a DVD disc, track on a CD or song on an MP3.
  • Page 12: Using Different Menus

    Chapter 1: Connections & Setup Using Different Menus Each disc is programmed with different features. There are two separate menu paths that you can use to access features: the disc’s menu and the DVD’s status banner. Remember that a feature only works if the disc was programmed with that feature.
  • Page 13: Using A Disc Menu

    Chapter 1: Connections & Setup To Load and Play a Disc 1. Lift up the LCD screen and position it to your liking. 2. Press the POWER button to turn on the unit. 3. Place a disc gently into the disc slot with the disc’s label facing up (double-sided discs have content on both sides, so you can place either side up).
  • Page 14 Chapter 1: Connections & Setup 1. When the disc is first inserted and/or you press DISC MENU, the disc menu appears. This is an example of a disc menu. The menus on discs vary because the disc menu is created by the disc’s author. 2.
  • Page 15: Chapter 2: Playing Discs

    Chapter 2: Playing Discs Playback Features Playback operations of DVDs and CDs vary among discs. Since this unit plays DVDs according to the disc contents the software producers designed, some playback features may not be available. Refer to the instructions packed with the DVDs for information. Playback features aren’t usually available during the opening credits of a movie.
  • Page 16: Using The A-B Repeat Feature

    Chapter 2: Playing Discs Using the A-B Repeat Feature A-B Repeat lets you define a specific segment on the disc that you want to repeat. The A-B Repeat feature works the same for all discs. For example, you might like to watch the dogfight in the movie Top Gun.
  • Page 17: Changing Surround Sound

    Chapter 2: Playing Discs Changing Surround Sound You can use this feature to add a surround sound effect to the audio. While a disc is playing, press SURROUND. Pressing SURROUND consecutively changes the surround sound options: • SURROUND SOUND • 3D SURROUND •...
  • Page 18: Selecting A Chapter

    Chapter 2: Playing Discs Selecting a Chapter Because DVD discs use digital technology, a title can be divided into individual chapters (similar to tracks on a CD). You can skip to a specific chapter by using the Chapter feature in the Status You can also advance Banner.
  • Page 19: Changing The Camera Angle

    Chapter 2: Playing Discs Changing the Camera Angle Some discs contain multiple angles of a particular scene or sequence. Press the ANGLE button to toggle through the different angles. As you toggle through the options, the angle changes at that time.
  • Page 20: Playing Audio Cds

    Chapter 2: Playing Discs Playing Audio CDs For basic information about loading and playing discs, go to page 9. When playing an audio CD, the Status Banner appears automatically. It displays the current track and the amount of time for that track playing, the total amount of time on the disc and the current time running on the disc.
  • Page 21: Playing Mp3 Discs

    Chapter 2: Playing Discs Playing MP3 Discs MP3 is a format for storing digital audio. An audio CD-quality song can be compressed into the MP3 format with very little loss of quality, while taking up much less space. CD-R discs that have been encoded in MP3 format can be played on your DVD player.
  • Page 22: Skipping Songs

    Chapter 2: Playing Discs Skipping Songs Use the Next ( ) button on the remote control to move to the next song. Use the Previous ) button to move to the beginning of the currently playing song. Press the button again to move to the previous song.
  • Page 23: Using The Setup Menu

    Chapter 2: Playing Discs 1. Choose the PROG-END option from the PLAY MODE. 2. Press OK (the option changes to PROGRAM). 3. Select the folder which contain the songs you want to program. 4. Add songs to the program list by pressing OK once the song is highlighted. The song you have chosen and the number of songs you have chosen appear at the top of the screen.
  • Page 24 Chapter 2: Playing Discs The TV Display The TV Display controls how the picture and other information appear on the screen. You may want to adjust the screen setting (aspect ratio). The default setting is WIDE (Widescreen). 1. Press the DVD SETUP button (the Setup menu appears, displaying the TV DISPLAY options). 2.
  • Page 25: Osd (On-Screen Display) Language

    Chapter 2: Playing Discs 16 x 9 Wide – Choose this setting if your DVD Player is connected to a widescreen TV. If you choose this setting and you don’t have a widescreen TV, the images on the screen may appear distorted due to vertical compression. If you play a disc recorded in 4 x 3 format on a widescreen TV, the left and right side of the screen will appear black.
  • Page 26: Screen Saver

    Chapter 2: Playing Discs Screen Saver The screen saver is what appears after the player has not been active for a certain amount of time. The default is set to off. To turn the screen saver on: 1. Press DVD SETUP (the Setup menu appears). 2.
  • Page 27: Sub Volume

    Chapter 2: Playing Discs Defaults Use the Default feature to reset ALL options to the factory defaults. 1. Press DVD SETUP (the Setup menu appears). 2. Press the down arrow until DEFAULTS is highlighted (RESET appears). 3. Press the right arrow to highlight RESET, then press OK. 4.
  • Page 28: Troubleshooting

    Insert a disc with the label side facing up. • Check the type of disc you put into disc tray. This mobile DVD player only plays digital video discs, audio CDs and MP3s. Go to page 9 for more information.
  • Page 29 No sound or distorted sound. • Make sure your mobile DVD player is connected properly. Make sure all cables are securely inserted into the appropriate jacks. • If you connected an audio or audio/video component to your player, make sure you chose the correct input setting on the receiver and unit.
  • Page 30: Remote Control Doesn't Work

    You can’t record DVD discs onto videocassettes because the discs are encoded with anti-copy protection. Remote Control Doesn’t work • Place the remote control extremely close to the sensor on your mobile DVD player. • Maybe battery is weak or dead. Put new battery in the remote.
  • Page 31: Formation Of Condensation

    Chapter 3: Other Information • Exterior influences such as lightning and static electricity can affect normal operation of this player. If this occurs, turn off the player and on again, or disconnect and then reconnect the AC power cord to the AC power outlet. •...
  • Page 32: Limited Warranty

    Chapter 3: Other Information Limited Warranty What your warranty covers: • Defects in materials or workmanship. For how long after your purchase: • 1 year from date of purchase- Unit exchange, which includes parts and labor. • The warranty for rental units begins with the first rental or 45 days from date of shipment to the rental firm, whichever comes first.
  • Page 33 Chapter 3: Other Information • Proof of purchase in the form of a bill of sale or receipted invoice which is evidence that the product is within the warranty period must be presented to obtain warranty service. For rental firms, proof of first rental is also required.
  • Page 34 Chapter 3: Other Information What your warranty does not cover: • Acts of nature, 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 35 Chapter 3: Other Information How state law relates to warranty: • Some states do not allow the exclusion nor limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. •...
  • Page 36 Visit the RCA web site at www.rca.com Please do not send any products to the Indianapolis address listed in this manual or on the carton. This will only add delays in service for your product. Thomson multimedia Inc. 10330 North Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46290 ©2002 Thomson multimedia Inc.

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