Silvercrest DC-5900 Owner's Manual

Dvd player/video cassette recorder
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MODEL : DC-5900
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product,
please read this instruction booklet carefully and


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Summary of Contents for Silvercrest DC-5900

  • Page 1 DVD PLAYER/ VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER OWNER’S MANUAL MODEL : DC-5900 Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read this instruction booklet carefully and completely.
  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

    Safety Precautions / Important notes on controlling this unit CAUTION Notes on copyrights: RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK It is forbidden by law to copy, broadcast, show, broadcast DO NOT OPEN via cable, play in public, or rent copyright material without permission.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction Operation with Audio CD and MP3/WMA Disc. 27-28 Playing an Audio CD and MP3/WMA Disc ..27 Safety Precautions ......2 Note on MP3/WMA Recordings .
  • Page 4: Before Use

    Before Use Playable Discs Disc-related terms Title (DVD only) The main film content or accompanying feature content or additional feature content, or music album. Each title (8 cm / 12 cm disc) is assigned a title reference number enabling you to Video CD (VCD) locate it easily.
  • Page 5: Precautions

    Before Use (Cont’d) Precautions Storing discs After playing, store the disc in its case. Handling the unit Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight or sources of heat, or leave it in a parked car exposed to direct sun- When shipping the unit light, as there may be a considerable temperature The original shipping carton and packing materials...
  • Page 6: Front Panel And Display Window

    Front Panel and Display Window Forward Skip/Scan, Fast-Forward ( Go to NEXT chapter/track. Press and hold for two seconds for a fast forward search. Winds the tape forwards. Reverse Skip/Scan, Rewind ( Go to beginning of current chapter/track or to PREVIOUS chapter/track.
  • Page 7: Remote Control

    Remote Control DVD/VCR select button OPEN/CLOSE EJECT Selects operational mode of remote - Open or close the the disc tray. control. - Tape Eject. POWER Switch this unit ON or OFF. Select input source for recording TV/VCR OPEN/CLOSE POWER into tape. EJECT Switch between your TV’s tuner and DISC MENU...
  • Page 8: Rear Panel

    Rear Panel AERIAL Connect the aerial using this jack. DVD/VCR AUDIO OUT (Left/Right) Connect to an amplifier, receiver or stereo system. AUDIO OUT (Left/Right) (DVD EXCLUSIVE OUT) Connect to an amplifier, receiver or stereo system. EURO AV2 Connect to pay-TV decoder or another video recorder. EXCLUSIVE VCR IN+OUT/DVD OUT DVD/VCR...
  • Page 9: Connections

    Connections Tips Depending on your TV and other equipment you wish to connect, there are various ways you could connect the unit. Please refer to the manuals of your TV, Stereo System or other devices as necessary to make the best connections.
  • Page 10: Connecting To Optional Equipment

    Connections (Cont’d) Connecting to Optional Equipment Notes – If the audio format of the digital output does not match Connecting to an amplifier equipped with two the capabilities of your receiver, the receiver will channel analog stereo or Dolby Pro Logic II/Pro produce a strong, distorted sound or no sound at all.
  • Page 11: Before Operation - Vcr Part

    Before Operation - VCR part Tuning in a video channel on your TV Press PROG. 3 or 4 on the front of your VCR for more than 4 seconds. RF22 will appear in the display window. Notes The following picture will be displayed on the TV The output frequency of this video recorder screen.
  • Page 12: Using Your Unit For The Very First Time

    Before Operation - VCR part Using your unit for the very first time The TV station table will appear when tuning is complete. Notes For the following steps we assume that you have just BBC1 BBC2 connected your video recorder for the very first time. To make tuning TV stations an easy task your VCR - - - - - incorporates the Automatic Channel Memory...
  • Page 13: Setting The Clock Manually

    Before Operation - VCR part Setting the clock Manually To set the colour system The clock in your VCR controls time and date Your VCR is equipped with dual colour standard, settings for your VCR. you can play back a tape in PAL and MESECAM. Your VCR’s clock is checked continually against During playback your VCR detects the colour sys- Teletext information broadcast by most TV stations.
  • Page 14: How To Using The Main Menu

    Before Operation - VCR part How to use the main menu Tuning in TV Stations Automatically This VCR can easily be programmed by using the The guidance given on page 12 is for first time use menus displayed on screen. of your VCR.
  • Page 15: Tuning In Tv Stations Manually

    Before Operation - VCR part Tuning in TV Stations Manually Searching will stop when it locates a station. If the station transmits PDC, the station name will In certain areas of the country broadcast signals be added automatically. may be too weak for your VCR’s automatic tuning Press 2 to select MFT.
  • Page 16: Changing The Order Of Tv Stations

    Before Operation - VCR part Changing the order of TV Stations Deleting & Selecting TV Stations After tuning TV stations into your VCR you may After tuning TV stations into your VCR you may wish to change the order in which they are stored wish to delete a station.
  • Page 17: Before Operation - Dvd Part

    Before Operation - DVD part General Explanation Temporary Feedback Field Icons This manual gives the basic instructions for operating Repeat Title TITLE this unit. Some DVDs require specific operation or allow Repeat Chapter CHAPT only limited operation during playback. When this Repeat Track (non-PBC Video CDs only) TRACK occurs, the symbol...
  • Page 18: Initial Settings

    Before Operation (Continued) - DVD part Initial Settings Menu Language Select a language for the setup menu. This is the menu You can set your own Personal Preferences on this unit. you see when you press SETUP. Initial Settings General Operation Disc Audio English Press SETUP.
  • Page 19: Sound

    Before Operation (Continued) - DVD part Sound Others Digital Audio Output The DRC, Vocal, PBC and Auto Play settings can be changed. Each DVD disc has a variety of audio output options. Press 3 3 /4 4 to select the desired item and press Set the player’s Digital Audio Output according to the SELECT/ENTER.
  • Page 20: Parental Control

    Before Operation (Continued) - DVD part Parental Control Country Code Enter the code of a country/area whose standards were Rating used to rate the DVD video disc, referring to the list Movies on DVDs may contain scenes not suitable for (See “Country Code List”, page 37.).
  • Page 21: Operation With Tape

    Operation with tape Playing a tape , Shuttle : Slow motion playback During playing back or still picture press You will only be able to load and eject video cassettes You can reach the following playback speeds. when your VCR is plugged into the mains. (-7xplay, -3xplay, -play, still, 1/19 slow, play, 2xplay, Your VCR may also play back recordings from 7xplay)
  • Page 22: Instant Timer Recording (Itr)

    Operation with tape Instant Timer Recording (ITR) Press LP if you wish to record in Long Play or Standard Play. SP will produce improved picture and sound quality, Your VCR allows you to make recordings using a however LP will provide twice as much recording variety of simple methods: time as SP.
  • Page 23: Timer Recording Using On Screen Display

    Operation with tape Timer recording using On Screen Press the numbered buttons to enter the recording start and end times of the programme that you wish to record. Display Please note your VCR uses a 24 hour clock. e.g. 1pm will be displayed as 13:00. You may also select the the start and end times by You may set up to seven timer record events within pressing 3 3 or 4 4 .
  • Page 24: Operation With Dvd And Video Cd

    Operation with DVD and Video CD Playing a DVD and Video CD General Features Playback Setup Note VCD2.0 VCD1.1 Unless stated otherwise, all operations Turn on the TV and select the video input source con- described use the remote control. Some nected to the DVD player.
  • Page 25: Still Picture And Frame-By-Frame Playback

    Operation with DVD and Video CD General Features (continued) Video CDs - Repeat Track/All/Off 1 To repeat the track currently playing, press REPEAT. Still Picture and Frame-by-frame playback The Repeat Track icon appears on the TV screen. VCD2.0 VCD1.1 2 To repeat the disc currently playing, press REPEAT a second time.
  • Page 26: Zoom

    Operation with DVD and Video CD General Features (continued) Special DVD Features Zoom VCD2.0 VCD1.1 Checking the contents of DVD Video discs: Menus The Zoom function allows you to enlarge the video image and to move through the enlarged image. DVDs may contain menus that allow you to access spe- 1 Press ZOOM during playback or still playback to acti- cial features.
  • Page 27: Operation With Audio Cd And Mp3/Wma Disc

    Operation with Audio CD and MP3 Disc Playing an Audio CD and MP3/WMA Disc Notes on MP3/WMA Recordings About MP3 An MP3 file is audio data compressed by using the The DVD Player can play MP3/WMA formatted record- MPEG1 audio layer-3 file-coding scheme. We call ings on CD-ROM, CD-R or CD-RW discs.
  • Page 28: Pause

    Operation with Audio and MP3/WMA Disc (Continued) Pause Repeat A-B 1 Press PAUSE/STEP during playback. To repeat a sequence. 2 To return to playback, press PLAY or press 1 During disc playback, press A-B at your chosen PAUSE/STEP again. starting point. The Repeat icon and “...
  • Page 29: Operation With Jpeg Disc

    Operation with JPEG Disc Moving to another File Viewing a JPEG disc JPEG Press . or > once during viewing a picture to This DVD Player can play discs with JPEG files and advance to the next file or to the previous file. Kodak picture CD.
  • Page 30: Programmed Playback

    Programmed Playback VCD2.0 VCD1.1 Programmed Playback with Audio CD Programmed Playback with Video CD and MP3/WMA Disc Note The Program function enables you to store your favorite On a Video CD with PBC, you must set PBC to Off on the tracks from any disc in the player memory.
  • Page 31: Additional Operation - Vcr Part

    Additional Operation - VCR part On Screen Display Video Doctor (Self-Diagnosis) You may easily display the current time or tape counter, This feature informs you that there is a problem with amount of tape left, day, month, year, day of week, your VCR.
  • Page 32: Hi-Fi Stereo Sound System

    Additional Operation - VCR part Hi-Fi Stereo Sound System Press repeatedly to select: AUTO, 4:3 or 16:9. AUTO: Your VCR will record and playback Hi-Fi stereo sound. Automatically plays back Wide-Screen In addition it has a stereo NICAM digital stereo sound programmes as Wide-Screen and Normal decoder.
  • Page 33: Additional Operation - Dvd Part

    Additional Operation - DVD part Last Condition Memory VCD1.1 This player memorizes the last condition for the last disc you have watched. Settings remain in memory even if you remove the disc from the player or switch off the player. If you load a disc that has its settings memo- rized, the latest stop position is automatically recalled.
  • Page 34: Special Recording

    Special Recording Copying from DVD To VCR Recording from another video recorder This unit allows you to copy the contents of a DVD to a VHS tape with a press of the COPY button. With this video recorder you can make recordings from an external source, such as copying from another video recorder or a camcorder.
  • Page 35: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Check the following guide for the possible cause of a problem before contacting service. Symptom Cause Correction DVD or VCR do not DVD or VCR button is not switched Refer to page 2. properly. work properly. Plug the power cord into the wall outlet No power.
  • Page 36: Language Code List

    Language Code List Enter the appropriate code number for the initial settings “Disc Audio”, “Disc Subtitle” and/or “Disc Menu” (See page 18). Code Language Code Language Code Language Code Language 6566 Abkhazian 7074 Fiji 7678 Lingala 8373 Singhalese 6565 Afar 7073 Finnish 7684...
  • Page 37: Country Code List

    Country Code List Enter the appropriate code number for the initial setting “Country Code” (See page 20). Code Country Code Country Code Country Code Country Andorra Eritrea Saint Lucia Seychelles United Arab Emirates Spain Liechtenstein Sudan Afghanistan Ethiopia Sri Lanka Sweden Antigua and Barbuda Finland...
  • Page 38: Specification

    Specification General Power requirements AC 200-240V, 50 Hz Power consumption Dimensions (approx.) 430 X 85 X 293 mm (w/h/d) Mass (approx.) 4.8 kg Operating temperature 5˚C to 35˚C (41˚F to 95˚F) Operating humidity 5 % to 90 % Timer 24 hours display tape RF Modulator UHF 22 - 68 (Adjustable) System...

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