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  • Page 1 USER MANUAL GOLDMUND EIDOS REFERENCE BLUE Blu-Ray Player...
  • Page 2 Thank you for purchasing the Goldmund EIDOS REFERENCE BLUE Player. Please take some time to read this manual. It will provide you with useful information to make your pleasure of listening to the EIDOS REFERENCE BLUE even higher. INTRODUCTION GOLDMUND EIDOS REFERENCE BLUE – Blu-Ray Player Goldmund was founded in 1978 and has ever since been dedicated to the accurate reproduction of sound and image.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents FEATURES & COMPATIBILITY UNPACKING POWER SUPPLY VOLTAGE SELECTION CHOICE OF PLAYER LOCATION POWER CONNECTION BACK PANEL CABLE CONNECTIONS BASIC OPERATIONS SETTINGS CLEANING 10 MAINTENANCE 11 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 12 REMOTE CONTROL GOLDMUND EIDOS REFERENCE BLUE – Blu-Ray Player -...
  • Page 4 No connection or manipulation may be done before reading these instructions. Damage to the universal player may result if the following instructions are not understood and applied. GOLDMUND EIDOS REFERENCE BLUE – Blu-Ray Player -...
  • Page 5: Features & Compatibility

    FEATURES & COMPATIBILITY COMPATIBILITY Please note that the Eidos Reference Blue is equipped with an Oppo player that is compatible with the following formats: High Definition (HD) movie and music discs • BD: Blu-ray disc with Bonus View and BD-Live content, including Blu-ray 3D discs.
  • Page 6: Unpacking

    D/A converters, such as the Goldmund Mimesis 22H. However, the D/A converters built into the Eidos Reference Blue are high quality units that can be used with all systems and formats.
  • Page 7: Power Supply Voltage Selection

    Thanks to the specific quality of the Goldmund Mechanical Grounding and the Goldmund Magnetic Damping construction, the choice of the player location is not critical when using the Eidos Reference Blue. Feedback is mostly so low that no special precaution is required. Nevertheless, we recommend you position the player as far as you can from the speakers if you want to totally avoid the air coupling between the speakers and the player.
  • Page 8: Power Connection

    POWER CONNECTION Plug the AC power cord to the back of the Eidos Reference Blue and in a wall socket. Switch the back power switch to “ON”. The front display will light up as soon as you will press “OPEN” button on the front panel or when pressing the remote control “POWER”...
  • Page 9 See § 6.1 on page 8 coaxial or optical digital audio output. To listen to SACDs, please use the This player has been set up, as recommended by Goldmund, to have HDMI output in HDMI or analog audio connections. LPCM format.
  • Page 10 (Front Right), SURR-L (Surround Left), SURR-R (Surround Right), Center, SUB (Subwoofer), REAR-L (Surround Back Left) and REAR-R (Surround Back Right), analog output terminals of the Eidos Reference Blue to the corresponding multi- channel analog audio input of your A/V receiver or amplifier. If the A/V receiver or amplifier only has 5.1ch audio input, the REAR-L (Surround Back Left) and REAR-R...
  • Page 11 Firmware updates The Eidos Reference Blue supports the BD-Live feature offered on some Blu-ray Disc titles. BD-Live offers extra downloadable content and additional online interactive programs. Content available on BD-Live varies by disc and studio, and may include additional subtitles, commentaries, movie trailers, games, and online chat.
  • Page 12 • On – Checks for firmware updates automatically and notifies the user about new firmware. Requires a working network connection. • Off – Does not check for new firmware version automatically. GOLDMUND EIDOS REFERENCE BLUE – Blu-Ray Player -...
  • Page 13 EXTERNAL CONNECTIONS IR connection The Eidos Reference Blue features an IR IN port on its back panel. If the player is to be installed in an equipment cabinet where direct line-of-sight is not available for the remote control, you can purchase an external IR Remote, Goldmund recommends to use the iGoldmund Remote control in addition of your player.
  • Page 14: Basic Operations

    • This unit consumes a tiny amount of power even when it is turned off to STANDBY mode. If it is not to be used for a long time, unplug it from the household AC outlet. GOLDMUND EIDOS REFERENCE BLUE – Blu-Ray Player -...
  • Page 15 Pure Audio mode. Video output will be turned off. completely turned off. A black 2. Press the PURE AUDIO button again to resume video and cancel Pure Audio screen is transmitted instead mode. minimize potential interference. GOLDMUND EIDOS REFERENCE BLUE – Blu-Ray Player -...
  • Page 16: Settings

    In addition to playing standard disc-based formats such as Blu-ray Disc, DVD, CD and SACD, the Eidos Reference Blue Universal player can play media files. You can enjoy digital music, movies and photos stored on an optical disc (recordable CD or DVD).
  • Page 17 For example, if Video Setup > 3D Output is set to Off, the 3D Setting menu item will be grayed-out. Setting 3D Output to On (or Auto) will enable the 3D Setting menu. GOLDMUND EIDOS REFERENCE BLUE – Blu-Ray Player -...
  • Page 18 3. Auto Play Mode: Select whether the player will start playing an audio CD or SACD automatically. • On – The disc starts playing upon insertion into the player. • Off – The player waits for the user to start playback by pressing the PLAY button. GOLDMUND EIDOS REFERENCE BLUE – Blu-Ray Player -...
  • Page 19 • Change Password – To change the parental control password, enter a 4-digit number as the new password. Enter the new password again to confirm. If the two entries match, the new password replaces the old parental control password. GOLDMUND EIDOS REFERENCE BLUE – Blu-Ray Player -...
  • Page 20 1. Picture Adjustment: Adjusts picture control settings. The Eidos Reference Blue For HDMI 1 OUT, the dedicated QDEO provides a wide array of picture controls. Please refer to the Picture Adjustment video processor will be used unless Source section for more details about each control.
  • Page 21 If both criteria are met, the player sends 3D video from its HDMI output terminals; otherwise, only 2D video is sent out. Active shutter 3D glasses (which are not sold by Goldmund) are required to enjoy the 3D movie on your TV. •...
  • Page 22 NTSC encoded content is converted to PAL output. Blu-ray Discs encoded with a 24Hz frame rate are converted to a 50Hz frame rate if neither 1080p24 Output nor Source Direct output resolution is enabled. GOLDMUND EIDOS REFERENCE BLUE – Blu-Ray Player -...
  • Page 23 Please note that if the TV cannot support 1080p24, selecting this option will result in no video. • Off – Video encoded at a 24Hz frame rate will be converted to 60Hz (NTSC) or 50Hz (PAL). GOLDMUND EIDOS REFERENCE BLUE – Blu-Ray Player -...
  • Page 24 Subtitles can be shifted to the active video area so they do not get cut off. You can also press and hold the SUBTITLE button for 3 seconds to activate this selection. GOLDMUND EIDOS REFERENCE BLUE – Blu-Ray Player -...
  • Page 25 • Off The screen saver will not be activated. Only use this option if your TV does not have any burn-in issues. GOLDMUND EIDOS REFERENCE BLUE – Blu-Ray Player -...
  • Page 26 2. HDMI Audio: Allows you to select the digital audio output format from the HDMI port. The options are: Auto (default) – The player checks with the device connecting to the HDMI output to automatically determine which audio format to use. GOLDMUND EIDOS REFERENCE BLUE – Blu-Ray Player -...
  • Page 27 • Bitstream – Passes audio as compressed bitstream format to the receiver/amplifier. Choose this setting if your receiver/amplifier is capable of decoding Dolby Digital and/or DTS. GOLDMUND EIDOS REFERENCE BLUE – Blu-Ray Player -...
  • Page 28 If your receiver is capable of HDCD decoding, it is recommended that you set the HDCD Decoding setting to Off on the Eidos Reference Blue in order to avoid decoding HDCD twice. This will prevent the occasional pop or crackle sounds that occur when HDCD is decoded twice.
  • Page 29 • Press [DIMMER];[DIMMER];[DIMMER];[PURE AUDIO];[5] to select DVD region 5 • Press [DIMMER];[DIMMER];[DIMMER];[PURE AUDIO];[6] to select DVD region 6 Now, turn OFF the player and turn it back ON for the zone change to take effect. GOLDMUND EIDOS REFERENCE BLUE – Blu-Ray Player -...
  • Page 30: Cleaning

    WARNING Always turn the power off before cleaning your player. There are no user serviceable parts inside the Eidos Reference Blue. Unauthorized servicing or alteration invalidates the manufacturer’s warranty. All requests relating to product servicing and operation should be referred to the local authorized retailer supplying and supporting your Goldmund equipment.
  • Page 31: Technical Specifications

    HDMI Video: 480i/480p/576i/576p/720p/1080i/1080p/1080p24/4Kx2K, 3D frame-packing 720p/1080p24. EXTERNAL CONNECTION • External IR Remote Control • RS232 Control INPUT • HDMI Audio: up to 5.1ch/192kHz or 7.1ch/96kHz PCM, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, • AAC. GOLDMUND EIDOS REFERENCE BLUE – Blu-Ray Player -...
  • Page 32 Information and product specifications contained in this manual are subject to change without prior notice. Updated versions of this manual will be posted on our website at www.goldmund.com. Please visit our support page at http://www.goldmund.com/support/register register your Goldmund product for warranty. GOLDMUND EIDOS REFERENCE BLUE – Blu-Ray Player -...
  • Page 33: Remote Control

    1. POWER: Toggle power input source STANDBY and ON 21. VUDU: VUDU 2. NETFLIX: Netflix access access button Button 22. MUTE: Mute audio 3. PURE AUDIO: Turn GOLDMUND EIDOS REFERENCE BLUE – Blu-Ray Player - off/on video REVA...