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JVC KV-MRD900 Instructions Manual

9-inch widescreen monitor with dvd player
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This system cannot receive television broadcasts. Use the separately sold TV tuner unit KV-C1001 for
optional television broadcast reception.
For installation and connections, refer to the separate manual.



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  • Page 1 9-INCH WIDESCREEN MONITOR WITH DVD PLAYER KV-MRD900 • This system cannot receive television broadcasts. Use the separately sold TV tuner unit KV-C1001 for optional television broadcast reception. For installation and connections, refer to the separate manual. INSTRUCTIONS LVT1341-001B...
  • Page 2 WARNINGS • DO NOT INSTALL THE MONITOR IN A LOCATION WHICH OBSTRUCTS DRIVING, VISIBILITY, SAFETY DEVICE FUNCTION SUCH AS AIR BAGS OR WHICH IS PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS. • There may be legal regulations defining the permissible installation locations for the monitor which differ by country or by state.
  • Page 3 Thank you for purchasing a JVC product. Please read all instructions carefully before operation, to ensure your complete understanding and to obtain the best possible performance from the unit. IMPORTANT FOR LASER PRODUCTS 1. CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT 2. CAUTION: Do not open the top cover. There are no user serviceable parts inside the unit; leave all servicing to qualified service personnel.
  • Page 4: How To Reset Your Monitor

    How to reset your monitor This will reset the microcomputer. Your preset adjustments will also be erased. How to forcibly eject a disc If a disc cannot be recognized by the monitor or cannot be ejected... Monitor (for about 5 seconds while power is on) •...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents How to reset your monitor ... How to forcibly eject a disc ... How to read this manual ... Precautions ... 6 Widescreen monitor ... 7 Parts identification ... Remote controller — RM-RK230 Main elements and features ... Headphones — ...
  • Page 6: Precautions

    Precautions Cautions for handling the liquid crystal panel Do not expose the liquid crystal panel to direct sunlight. • Storage temperature range: –20°C to +80°C +80°C –20°C –20°C to +80°C During the summer, temperatures can reach as high as 100°C. When the liquid crystal panel reaches high temperatures or low temperatures, chemical changes occur within the liquid crystal panel...
  • Page 7: Widescreen Monitor

    Widescreen monitor (standby/on) buttons • Turns on the power if pressed. • Turns off the power if pressed and held. 2 Remote sensor 3 Dome light switch • See “To activate the door sensor” on page 4 IR transmitters 5 Dome lights 6 Arm lock lever 7 Reset button When you watch the screen at an angle, the picture might not be clear.
  • Page 8: Remote Controller

    Remote controller — Installing the lithium coin battery (CR2025) Before using the remote controller: • Aim the remote controller directly at the remote sensor on the monitor. Make sure there is no obstacle in between. • Do not expose the remote sensor to strong light (direct sunlight or artificial lighting).
  • Page 9 DVD/RECEIVER CONTROL 6 Receiver control buttons* • (standby/on attenuator) button • SOURCE button • BAND button • DUAL button • VOL + / – (2nd VOL + / –) buttons 7 TOP M (menu) button* • Displays the DVD and VCD* 8 SETUP button* 9 SHIFT button p Disc basic operation buttons...
  • Page 10: Ks-Hp2

    Headphones — You can listen to the playback sounds with cordless headphones—KS-HP2. Installing the batteries Batteries (R03/AAA) — supplied only for CAUTIONS: • The supplied batteries are not rechargeable. DO NOT recharge them; otherwise, battery leakage or explosion may result. •...
  • Page 11: Basic Operations

    Basic operations Preparation Before operating the unit, make sure that all external components are correctly connected and installed. Open the liquid crystal panel. Press PUSH-OPEN until the liquid crystal panel is unlocked, then open the liquid crystal panel by both hands. CAUTION: •...
  • Page 12 Turn on the power. Monitor Remote control Select the playback source. MODE Each time you press the button, the playback source changes as follows: DISC AV 1 Operate the playback source you selected. To operate the built-in DVD player, see “Disc operations” on page 18. To operate the external components, refer to the manuals for the connected components.
  • Page 13: Adjustments

    Adjustments You can make your own display or sound adjustments using the menu. • For the adjustable items, see the next page. The Remote controller—RM-RK230 has two MENU buttons. In this section, using MENU button at MONITOR CONTROL. Basic procedure Call up the menu.
  • Page 14 Adjustable items on the monitor menu BRIGHT: CONTRAST: TINT: COLOR: IR*: DIMMER: DVD SURROUND: NTSC/PAL: WHITE LED: * Turn off the headphones before changing the “IR” setting. Adjust this if the picture is too bright or too dark. • Adjustable range: –10 to +11 •...
  • Page 15: Changing The Aspect Ratio

    You can select an appropriate aspect ratio for the playback video signals. Basic procedure Each time you press the button, aspect ratio change. ASPECT Changeable aspect ratio When incoming 16:9 video signal: FULL: NORMAL: JUST: ZOOM: Changing the aspect ratio Pictures are fully shown on the screen.
  • Page 16 When incoming 4:3 video signal: FULL: NORMAL: JUST: ZOOM: Pictures are enlarged horizontally and are fully shown on the screen. Pictures are shown at the center of the screen. • The black bars will be shown at the left and right sides of the screen.
  • Page 17: Playable Discs

    Playable discs Discs you can play You can play back the following discs—12 cm and 8 cm—on the built-in DVD player: • DVD Video: Recorded in the PAL color system with Region Code “2” (see below). – DVD-R/DVD-RW recorded in the DVD Video format can also be played (see page 33).
  • Page 18: Disc Operations

    Disc operations The disc type is automatically detected, and playback starts automatically (for DVD: automatic start depends on its internal program). If the current disc is an audio CD, CD Text, MP3/WMA, JPEG, or VCD without PBC, all tracks will be played repeatedly until you change the source or eject the disc.
  • Page 19: Basic Operations

    Operations To stop play temporarily To replay the previous scenes—One Touch Replay To stop playback • During play, on-screen guide icons appear on the monitor for a while (see page 35). To eject the disc You can eject the disc even when the monitor is turned off. Basic operations Next operation Playback pauses.
  • Page 20 To go to the next or previous chapters/tracks • For DVD: During play or pause To go back to the beginning of the current chapter/track, then the previous chapters/tracks. To fast-forward or reverse the chapter/track Reverses. * The search speed changes to x2 ] x10 for all discs (DVD, VCD, CD), but the information shown on the monitor is only for DVD/VCD.
  • Page 21: Dvd/Vcd/Jpeg Special Functions

    DVD/VCD/JPEG special functions Selecting audio languages For DVD: You can select the language to listen to if the disc has multiple audio languages. ENGLISH ENGLISH Ex.: When the disc has 3 options For VCD: You can select the audio channel to play.
  • Page 22: Disc Menu Operations

    Disc menu operations Menu-driven playback is possible while playing back a DVD with menu-driven features or a VCD with the PBC (PlayBack Control). While playing a DVD A title list or disc menu will appear on the monitor. Select the item you want on the menu.
  • Page 23: On-Screen Disc Operations

    On-Screen disc operations About the On-Screen Bar You can check the disc information and use some functions through the on-screen bar. • For audio CD, CD Text, and MP3/WMA/ JPEG disc you can also use the control screen and list screen (see pages 26 and 27).
  • Page 24: Basic On-Screen Bar Operations

    Basic on-screen bar operations Display the on-screen bar. • For DVD/VCD: (twice) • For other discs: DVD -V TIME TITLE CHAP When a JPEG disc is loaded, skip to step 3. Select an item. Make a selection. • If pop-up menu appears... DVD -V TIME TITLE...
  • Page 25 You can play the first 15 seconds INTRO of all tracks in the disc, or in the current folder (only for MP3/ WMA). VCD (while PBC is not in use): (Canceled) INTRO MP3/WMA: INTRO TRACK INTRO FOLDER (Canceled) CD Text/audio CD: (Canceled) INTRO TRACK You can randomly play all tracks...
  • Page 26: Basic Control Screen Operations

    Basic control screen operations You can search for and play the desired items through the control screen. For MP3/WMA/CD Text/audio CD: The control screen automatically appears on the monitor when you insert a disc. JPEG: Press TOP M (menu), MENU, or 7. Playback stops and the control screen appears.
  • Page 27: List Screen Operations

    List screen operations You can display the folder list/track list before starting play. On this list, you can confirm the contents and start playing a disc. Folder/track list screens Folder list (MP3/WMA/JPEG) Folder : 153/240 Track 154/198 fol140 fol150 fol130 fol131 fol141 fol151...
  • Page 28: Dvd Setup Menu

    DVD setup menu You can store the initial disc playback status. • While playing, no change can be made on the setup menu. • When shipped from the factory, the on-screen language is set to English. To change the language, see page 29. Basic setting procedure While stop...
  • Page 29 LANGUAGE menu Item MENU LANGUAGE Select the initial disc menu language. AUDIO LANGUAGE Select the initial audio language. SUBTITLE Select the initial subtitle language or erase the subtitle (OFF). ON SCREEN LANGUAGE Select the language for the setup menu and some indications shown on the monitor.
  • Page 30 AUDIO menu Item DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT DOWN MIX D. (Dynamic) RANGE COMPRESSION Contents Select the signal format to be emitted through the DIGITAL OUT (Optical) terminal. For details, see page 36. • PCM ONLY : Select this when connecting an amplifier or a decoder incompatible with Dolby Digital, DTS, MPEG Audio, or connecting to a recording device.
  • Page 31: Maintenance

    Maintenance To prevent damage to the exterior • Do not apply pesticides, benzine, thinner or other volatile substances to the monitor. The cabinet surface primarily consists of plastic materials. • Do not wipe with benzine, thinner or similar substances because this will results in discoloration or removal of the paint.
  • Page 32: Language Codes

    Language codes Code Language Afar Abkhazian Afrikaans Ameharic Arabic Assamese Aymara Azerbaijani Bashkir Byelorussian Bulgarian Bihari Bislama Bengali, Bangla Tibetan Breton Catalan Corsican Czech Welsh Bhutani Greek Esperanto Estonian Basque Persian Finnish Fiji Faroese Frisian Irish Scots Gaelic Galician Guarani Gujarati Hausa Hindi...
  • Page 33: More About This Monitor

    More about this monitor Basic operations Turning off the power • If you turn off the power while listening to a disc, disc play will start automatically, next time you turn on the power. Disc operations General • In this manual, words “track” and “file” are interchangeably used when referring to MP3/ WMA/JPEG files and their file names.
  • Page 34 • Do not use the following DVD-R/DVD-RW or CD-R/CD-RW: – Discs with stickers, labels, or protective seal stuck to the surface. – Discs on which labels can be directly printed by an ink jet printer. Using these discs under high temperatures or high humidities may cause malfunctions or damages to discs.
  • Page 35 • Even if you try to pause the current picture, it may be skipped, then the next picture will pause. • This unit can recognize the total of 1100 files, 250 folders (maximum of 999 files per folder). Changing the source •...
  • Page 36 About sounds reproduced through the terminals • Through the analog terminals (AV-OUT/cordless headphones): 2-channel signal is emitted. When playing a multi-channel encoded disc, multi-channel signals are downmixed. (AUDIO—DOWN MIX: see page 30.) • Through DIGITAL OUT (optical): Digital signals (Linear PCM, Dolby Digital, DTS, MPEG Audio) are emitted through this terminal.
  • Page 37: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting What appears to be trouble is not always serious. Check the following points before calling a service center. Symptoms • Colored spots (red, blue and green) appear on the screen. • No picture appears and sound is not heard. •...
  • Page 38 Symptoms • Sound and picture are sometimes interrupted or distorted. • The playback pictures cannot be shown correctly. • Disc cannot be played back. • Noise is generated. • A longer readout time is required. • Tracks cannot be played back as you have intended them to play.
  • Page 39: Specifications

    Specifications WIDESCREEN MONITOR Screen: 9 inch liquid crystal panel Number of pixel: 336 960 pixels (480 vertical × 234 horizontal × 3) Drive method: TFT (Thin Film Transistor) active matrix format Cordless audio: Infrared audio transmitter L-channel: 2.3 MHz R-channel: 2.8 MHz Effective listening angle: 30˚...
  • Page 40 Having TROUBLE with operation? Please reset your unit Refer to page of How to reset your unit EN, GE, FR, NL © 2005 Victor Company of Japan, Limited 0305MNMMDWJEIN...