DVD VIDEO PLAYER RX-ES1SL XV-N55SL INSTRUCTIONS For Customer Use: Enter below the Model No. and Serial No. which are located either on the rear, bot- tom or side of the cabinet. Retain this information for future reference. Model No. Serial No. LVT1002-001B...
Warnings, Cautions and Others IMPORTANT for the U.K. DO NOT cut off the mains plug from this equipment. If the plug fitted is not suitable for the power points in your home or the cable is too short to reach a power point, then obtain an appropriate safety approved extension lead or consult your dealer.
IMPORTANT FOR LASER PRODUCTS REPRODUCTION OF LABELS 1 CLASSIFICATION LABEL, PLACED ON EXTERIOR SURFACE 2 WARNING LABEL, PLACED INSIDE THE UNIT 1. CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT 2. CAUTION: Visible and invisible laser radiation when open and interlock failed or defeated. Avoid direct exposure to beam. 3.
Caution: Proper Ventilation for RX-ES1SL To avoid risk of electric shock and fire and to protect from damage. Locate the apparatus as follows: Front: Sides: Top: Back: Bottom: In addition, maintain the best possible air circulation as illustrated. Wall or obstructions Caution: Proper Ventilation for XV-N55SL To avoid risk of electric shock and fire and to protect from damage.
“SOME DOS AND DON’TS ON THE SAFE USE OF EQUIPMENT” This equipment has been designed and manufactured to meet international safety standards but, like any electrical equipment, care must be taken if you are to obtain the best results and safety is to be assured. Do read the operating instructions before you attempt to use the equipment.
Appendix B: Table of languages and their abbreviations ... 60 Appendix C: Digital output signal chart ... 60 Appendix D: Glossary ... 61 Operating other JVC pr oducts ... 62 Operating other manufacturers’ equipment ... 63 Troubleshooting ... Specifications ...
Parts identification Remote control When operating the receiver (RX-ES1SL), set the mode selector (h) to “AUDIO/TV/VCR/STB.” When operating the player (XV-N55SL), set the mode selector (h) to “DVD.” See pages in parentheses for details. 1 TV DIRECT button (13) 2 Standby/on buttons (11, 36, 62 – 64) AUDIO, DVD , VCR 3 Source selecting buttons (11)
RX-ES1SL See pages in parentheses for details. Front panel TV DIRECT SETTING ADJUST SURROUND STANDBY / ON STANDBY 1 STANDBY/ON button and STANDBY lamp (11) 2 TV DIRECT button (13) 3 SETTING button (16, 17, 19) 4 ADJUST button (21, 31, 33, 34) 5 SURROUND button (31, 33) 6 Display window (see below) 7 Source indicators...
Parts identification XV-N55SL See pages in parentheses for details. Front panel STANDBY / ON button (36) 2 STANDBY/ON indicator (36) 3 Display window 4 Remote sensor (5) 5 Disc tray (37) 6 0 button (37) Display window 1 Audio format indicators 2 Disc indicator 3 Group/title/track/chapter indicators 4 Repeat mode indicator...
Getting started Precautions General precautions • DO NOT disassemble the unit or remove screws, covers, or cabinet. • DO NOT expose the unit to rain or moisture. • DO NOT expose the unit to direct sunlight or place it near a heating device.
Getting started Connecting the FM and AM (MW) antennas If FM reception is poor, connect outdoor FM antenna (not supplied). FM antenna (supplied) AM (MW) antenna connection Connect the AM (MW) loop antenna supplied to the AM LOOP terminals. Connect the white cord to the AM EXT terminal, and the black cord to H terminal.
Connecting the speakers and DVD player Turn off all components before connections. Speaker Layout Diagram After connecting the front, center and surround speakers, and/or a subwoofer, set the speaker setting information properly to obtain the best possible surround effect. For details, see pages 15 to 18. Left front speaker Left surround...
Getting started FM 75 AM LOOP AV IN / OUT ANTENNA COAXIAL AM EXT AUDIO CENTER AV IN SURR FRONT WOOFER (REAR) RX-ES1SL AV IN DIGITAL 3 DIGITAL 2 (TV) (STB) Digital optical cord (not supplied) SCART cable COAXIAL PCM / STREAM (supplied: OPTICAL 1 cable)
For details on T-V LINK, refer also to the manuals supplied with the TV and the VCR. • Connect a SCART cable to EXT-2 terminal on your JVC’s T-V LINK compatible TV for the T-V LINK function. • Some TV, VCR, STB and DVD players’ support the data communication like T-V LINK.
Getting started Analogue connection for DVD MULTI playback (see page 34) • DVD MULTI playback is not available for XV-N55SL. RX-ES1SL FM 75 AM LOOP AV IN / OUT ANTENNA COAXIAL AUDIO AM EXT DIGITAL 3 CENTER AV IN SURR FRONT WOOFER (REAR)
RX-ES1SL Basic operations TV DIRECT SETTING ADJUST SURROUND DVD MULTI STANDBY / ON STANDBY HOME CINEMA CONTROL CENTER AUDIO TV DIRECT DVD MULTI FM/AM TV/VIDEO MUTING When operating the receiver TV VOL CHANNEL VOLUME using the remote control, AUDIO/TV /VCR/STB always set the mode selector TUNING FM MODE...
Basic operations TV DIRECT SETTING ADJUST SURROUND DVD MULTI STANDBY / ON STANDBY HOME CINEMA CONTROL CENTER AUDIO TV DIRECT When operating the receiver using the remote control, DVD MULTI FM/AM TV/VIDEO MUTING always set the mode selector TV VOL CHANNEL VOLUME to AUDIO/TV/VCR/STB.
The following are the analogue/digital signal format indicators on the display to indicate what type of signal comes into the receiver. ANALOG: Lights when analogue input is selected. LPCM: Lights when Linear PCM signal comes in. DOLBY D: • Lights when Dolby Digital signal comes in. •...
Basic operations Turning off the power with the Sleep Timer You can fall asleep while listening to music—Sleep Timer. From the remote control ONLY: Press SLEEP repeatedly. The SLEEP indicator lights up on the display, and the shut-off time changes in 10 minutes intervals. SLEEP indicator ANALOG SLEEP...
RX-ES1SL Speaker settings To obtain the best possible surround effect from Surround/DSP modes (see pages 28 to 33), you need to set up the speaker and subwoofer information after all the connections are completed. You can set the speaker information using one of the following three methods. Smart Surround Setup: Set the speakers information automatically by one simple action—clapping hands.
Speaker settings Setting the speakers and subwoofer information quickly—Quick Setup Entering the use of the subwoofer, the number of the speakers, and your room size, the center and surround speakers’ delay time is automatically calculated. • When you change your speakers, register the information about the speakers again.
When selecting “MEDIUM ROOM,” • Center speaker delay time is set to1 msec. • Surround speakers delay time is set to 2 msec. When selecting “LARGE ROOM,” • Center speaker delay time is set to 0 msec. • Surround speakers delay time is set to 0 msec.
Speaker settings Setting the speaker delay time — CNTR DL (center speaker delay), SURR DL (surround speakers delay) You can set the speaker delay time easily by using Smart Surround Setup (see page 15) or Quick Setup (see page 16). The distance from your listening point to the speakers is one of the important element to obtain the best possible surround sound for the Surround modes.
RX-ES1SL Basic settings Operating procedure TV DIRECT SETTING ADJUST SURROUND DVD MULTI FM / AM STANDBY / ON STANDBY On the front panel ONLY: Before you start, remember... There is a time limit in doing the following steps. If the setting is canceled before you finish, start from step 1 again.
Basic settings Setting Auto Surround—AUTO SR You can enjoy Surround mode simply by selecting the source (with digital input selected for that source). Select “ON” when activating Auto Surround. • If multi-channel signal comes in, an appropriate Surround mode will be turned on. •...
RX-ES1SL Sound adjustments When operating the receiver using the remote control, always set the mode selector to AUDIO/TV/VCR/STB. Operating procedure TV DIRECT SETTING ADJUST SURROUND DVD MULTI FM / AM STANDBY / ON STANDBY On the front panel: Before you start, remember... There is a time limit in doing the following steps.
Sound adjustments Setting the subwoofer audio position When a stereo source is played back, the subwoofer sound is reinforced compared to the sound from a multi-channel source. Once you have set the subwoofer audio position, the subwoofer output level is decreased by the selected value when a stereo source is played back.
RX-ES1SL Tuner operations The buttons on the remote control are mainly used for tuner operations. To use buttons on the remote control, press FM/AM before operation. When operating this receiver using the remote control, always set the mode selector to AUDIO/TV/VCR/STB. HOME CINEMA CONTROL CENTER TV DIRECT DVD MULTI...
Tuner operations Press the numeric buttons (1 – 10, +10) to select a channel number while the channel number position is flashing. • For channel number 5, press 5. • For channel number 15, press +10, then 5. • For channel number 30, press +10, +10, then 10. ANALOG SUBWFR Press MEMORY again while the selected channel...
Only the buttons on the remote control are used for RDS operations. When operating this receiver using the remote control, always set the mode selector to AUDIO/TV/VCR/STB. HOME CINEMA CONTROL CENTER TV DIRECT DVD MULTI FM/AM TV/VIDEO MUTING TV VOL CHANNEL VOLUME TUNING...
Tuner operations Searching for a program by PTY codes One of the advantages of the RDS service is that you can locate a particular kind of program from the preset channels (see pages 23 and 24) by specifying the PTY codes. To search for a program using the PTY codes Before you start, remember...
Switching to broadcast program of your choice temporarily Another convenient RDS service is called “Enhanced Other Networks.” This allows the receiver to switch temporarily to a broadcast program of your choice (TA, NEWS, and/or INFO) from a different station except in the following cases: •...
RX-ES1SL Creating realistic sound fields Reproducing theater ambience In a movie theater, many speakers are located on the walls to reproduce impressive multi-surround sound, reaching you from all directions. With these many speakers, sound localization and sound movement can be expressed. Surround/DSP modes built in this receiver can create almost the same surround sound as you can feel in a real movie theater.
DTS** DTS is another digital signal compression method, developed by Digital Theater Systems, Inc., and enables multi-channel encoding and decoding. DTS Digital Surround is another discrete 5.1 channel digital audio format available on CD, LD, and DVD software. Compared to Dolby Digital, the DTS Digital Surround format has a lower audio compression rate, which enables it to add breadth and depth to the sounds reproduced.
Creating realistic sound fields About relations between speaker layout and Surround/DSP modes Available Surround/DSP modes will vary depending on how many speakers are used with this receiver. Make sure that you have set the speakers information correctly (see pages 15 to 18). •...
Press TEST to check the speakers output balance. “TEST L” starts flashing on the display, and a test tone comes out of the speakers as follow: PL ΙΙ LPCM SUBWFR TEST L TEST C (Left front speaker) (Center speaker) TEST LS (Left surround speaker) (Right surround speaker) Adjust the following speaker output levels...
Creating realistic sound fields CENTER* To adjust the center speaker output level (from –10 dB to +10 dB). SURR L* To adjust the left surround speaker output level (from –10 dB to +10 dB). SURR R* To adjust the right surround speaker output level (from –10 dB to +10 dB).
Adjust the surround speaker output levels (from –10 dB to +10 dB). • Make adjustments so that the sound level of the selected speaker is set at the same level as that of the front speakers. To adjust the left surround speaker level, press SURR L +/–.
RX-ES1SL Using the DVD MULTI playback mode This receiver provides the DVD MULTI playback mode for reproducing the analogue discrete output mode (5.1 channel reproduction) of the DVD player. In addition, the DVD MULTI playback mode can be used for reproducing a DVD Audio sound.
XV-N55SL Before operation About this manual • The display window information and OSD (On Screen Display) menu items are put in brackets [ ] in the operation procedures. • Usable disc(s) for each operation/function is (are) referred to by the icons; About discs Playable disc types Discs with the following marks can be played back on the player.
XV-N55SL Basic operations NOTE When operating the player using the remote control, always set the mode selector to “DVD”. About invalid operation icon When you press a button, and if the player does not accept its operation, appears on your TV screen. Operations are occasionally unacceptable even if is not displayed.
Press ENTER. The third page is shown, in which the pull-down menu of the [DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT] is already open. DVD PLAYER SET UP DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT DOLBY DIGITAL/PCM PCM ONLY ANALOG DOWN MIX DOLBY PROLOGIC DOLBY DIGITAL/PCM D RANGE CONTROL STREAM/PCM OUTPUT LEVEL SELECT...
Basic operations To check the playback status You can see the current selection number (the title/chapter number for DVD VIDEO or track number for SVCD/Video CD/ Audio CD), time information (the track or chapter time while stopped, or elapsed track or chapter time during playback) and the transport status (stop, playback, pause, etc.) on the TV screen.
To resume playback When the resume mode is “ON” While the disc you interrupted playback is still on the disc tray, press 3. The player resumes playback from the position where playback was interrupted. The TV screen shows “RESUME PLAY.” To play back from the beginning Press 7 before pressing 3 to start playback.
Basic operations To replay the previous scenes (One touch replay function) During DVD VIDEO playback, press The playback position moves back 10 seconds before the current position. NOTES • This function works only within the same title, though it works between chapters.
XV-N55SL Advanced operations NOTE When operating the player using the remote control, always set the mode selector to “DVD”. Playing from a specific position Locating a desired scene from the DVD menu DVD VIDEO discs generally have their own menus which show the disc contents.
Advanced operations Locating a desired position in the current title or track (Time search) You can play a disc from the desired position by specifying the time from the beginning of the current title (for DVD VIDEO) or the disc (for SVCD/Video CD/Audio CD). For DVD VIDEO/Audio CD: During playback or while in stop mode For SVCD/Video CD: In any condition except SVCD/Video CD...
Press the numeric buttons to specify tracks in the desired order. To select 5: press 5. To select 23: press +10, +10, then 3. To select 40: press +10, +10, +10, then 10. The total program time Total Program Time PROGRAM TrackDisc USE NUMERIC KEYS TO PROGRAM TRACKS.
Advanced operations Repeat playback To repeat the current selection or all tracks For DVD VIDEO: During playback For SVCD/Video CD/Audio CD: In any condition except SVCD/ Video CD playback with PBC Press REPEAT. If you press REPEAT in stop mode, press 3 to start playback.
Changing the language, sound and scene angle To select the subtitle language (SUBTITLE) Some DVD VIDEO and SVCD discs contain more than one subtitle language. You can choose a desired one from them. Hint At the beginning of the part where the subtitles are recorded, appears on the TV screen (except when the [ON SCREEN GUIDE] preference is set to [OFF]).
Advanced operations Special picture/sound effect To zoom in pictures During playback or while paused, press ZOOM. Pressing ZOOM causes the player to zoom in on the image. At the top left of the screen, the information for the current magnification appears for about 5 seconds. Each time you press ZOOM, the magnification is doubled (1.8, 4, 8, 16, 32 and 64 times).
To dismiss the VFP mode selection window Press VFP. NOTE The window for VFP mode selection and parameter setting disappear if no operation is made for about 10 seconds. To simulate surround sound (3D PHONIC) Using the 3D PHONIC function, you can get a simulated surround effect from your stereo system.
Advanced operations Menu bar functions for DVD VIDEO Time mode selection During playback, selects the time mode shown in the display window and in the status bar. Press ENTER to select the time mode from the following. • TOTAL: Current title elapsed time •...
XV-N55SL MP3/WMA disc playback NOTE When operating the player using the remote control, always set the mode selector to “DVD”. Operations The player can play back MP3 files and WMA files on a home recorded CD-R/RW disc or commercially available CD. We refer to a disc that contains MP3 and/or WMA files as an “MP3/WMA disc”...
MP3/WMA disc playback Current track elapsed time MP3/WMA CONTROL Time : 00:03:08 Group : 01 / 10 Track : 01 / 06 (Total 28) spring begonia.mp3 sumer german chamomile.mp3 fall kiwi fruit.mp3 winter orchard grass.mp3 petunia.mp3 mountain north pole.mp3 camp picnic skiing flower...
XV-N55SL JPEG disc playback NOTE When operating the player using the remote control, always set the mode selector to “DVD”. Note that if a disc contains both of MP3/WMA files and JPEG files, you can only play back files of the type selected by the [MP3&WMA/JPEG] setting in the [PICTURE] preference display (see page 56).
JPEG disc playback NOTES • The player supports the baseline JPEG format. • The player does not support “packet writing (UDF format)” discs. • The player supports discs recorded with multiple sessions. • The player may not be able to read some discs, or may take a long time to display a picture on the disc, due to disc characteristics, recording conditions, or numbers of groups (folders), etc.
Repeat function In the slide show mode, you can repeat playback of JPEG files in a group or on the disc. While the JPEG CONTROL display is shown, press REPEAT. Pressing REPEAT switches the repeat mode. When the repeat mode is turned on, the [ in the display window.
XV-N55SL Changing the initial settings NOTE When operating the player using the remote control, always set the mode selector to “DVD”. Selecting preferences This section refers to the settings which are already made when you purchase the player. Read this section when you want to connect this player to a wide-vision TV set, or when you want to otherwise change the settings according to your preferences and viewing environment.
LANGUAGE menu MENU LANGUAGE You can select the default menu language to be displayed if it is contained on a DVD VIDEO disc. Setting options ENGLISH, SPANISH, FRENCH, CHINESE, GERMAN, ITALIAN, JAPANESE, language code from AA to ZU • If the disc does not have a menu in the selected language, the disc’s default language will be used.
Changing the initial settings MP3&WMA/JPEG The player can play MP3/WMA and JPEG files recorded on a CD-R/CD-RW disc. However, if a disc contains both MP3/WMA and JPEG files, you can only play files of the type selected in this menu item. Setting options MP3&WMA, JPEG [MP3&WMA]: when selected, only MP3/WMA files can be played...
Limiting playback by children This function restricts playback of DVD VIDEO discs which contain violent (and other) scenes according to the level set by the user. For example, if a movie which includes violent scenes supports the parental lock feature, such scenes which you do not want to let children view can be cut or replaced with other scenes.
Changing the initial settings To change the settings You can change the parental lock settings later. Bring up the OTHERS menu. Press 5/∞ to move to select [PARENTAL LOCK] and press ENTER. The parental lock on-screen display appears on the TV screen.
XV-N55SL Additional information Appendix A: Country/Area code list for Parental Lock Spain Andorra Ethiopia United Arab Emirates Finland Afghanistan Fiji Antigua and Barbuda Falkland Islands Anguilla Micronesia (Federated Albania States of) Armenia Faroe Islands Netherlands Antilles France Angola France, Metropolitan Antarctica Gabon Argentina...
Additional information Appendix B: Table of languages and their abbreviations Afar Persian Abkhazian Finnish Afrikaans Fiji Ameharic Faroese Arabic Frisian Assamese Irish Aymara Scots Gaelic Azerbaijani Galician Bashkir Guarani Byelorussian Gujarati Bulgarian Hausa Bihari Hindi Bislama Croatian Bengali, Bangla Hungarian Tibetan Armenian Breton...
Appendix D: Glossary Aspect ratio A ratio which defines the shape of the rectangular picture in a TV. It is the width of the picture relative to the height. A conventional TV picture is 4:3 in aspect ratio. Bitstream The digital form of multichannel audio data (e.g., 5.1-channel) before it is decoded into its various channels.
JVC products. • Refer also to the manuals supplied for the other products. – Some JVC VCRs can accept two types of the control signals—remote codes “A” and “B”. This remote control can operate a VCR whose remote control code is set to “A.”...
Operating other manufacturers’ equipment By changing the transmittable signals, you can use the remote control supplied for this unit to operate other manufacturers’ equipment. • Refer also to the manuals supplied with the other products. • To operate those components with the remote control, first you need to set the manufacturers’...
Operating other manufacturers’ equipment ❏ Changing the transmittable signals for operating a 1 Press and hold VCR 2 Press VCR. 3 Enter the manufacturer’s code using buttons 1 – 9, and 0. 4 Release VCR Now, you can perform the following operations on the VCR. Turn on or off the VCR.
Troubleshooting Use this chart to help you solve daily operational problems. If there are any problems you cannot solve, contact your JVC’s service center. RX-ES1SL PROBLEM The power cord is not plugged in. The power does not come on. Speaker signal cables are not connected.
Troubleshooting PROBLEM Surround mode cannot be selected. DSP mode cannot be selected. Continuous hiss or buzzing during FM reception. Occasional cracking noise during FM reception. NOTE When you use the digital coaxial connection, the sounds may be intermittently distorted by the outside noise such as a lightning discharge but they will restore automatically.
XV-N55SL PROBLEM Power plug is not inserted securely. The power does not come on. Region code of the inserted disc does not “REGION CODE ERROR!” is shown on match the player. the TV screen. Microcomputer malfunction due to Operation is not possible. lightning or static electricity.
Specifications RX-ES1SL Amplifier Output Power At stereo operation: Front channels: 100 W per channel, min. RMS, both channels driven into 8 Ω at 1 kHz with no more than 10% total harmonic distortion. (IEC268-3) At surround operation: Front channels: 100 W per channel, min. RMS, driven into 8 Ω...
XV-N55SL General Readable discs: DVD VIDEO, DVD-R (Video format), DVD- RW (Video format), +RW (Video format), SVCD, Video CD, Audio CD (CD-DA), MP3/ WMA format, JPEG, CD-R/RW (CD-DA, SVCD, Video CD, MP3/WMA format, JPEG) Video format: Other Power requirements: AC 230 V , 50 Hz Power consumption: 12 W (POWER ON)
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