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HOME CINEMA CONTROL CENTER
RX-F31S
INSTRUCTIONS
LVT1306-007A
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    HOME CINEMA CONTROL CENTER RX-F31S INSTRUCTIONS LVT1306-007A...

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    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.

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    Caution: Proper Ventilation To avoid risk of electric shock and fire and to protect from damage. Locate the apparatus as follows: Front: No obstructions open spacing. Sides: No obstructions in 10 cm from the sides. Back: No obstructions in 15 cm from the back. Bottom: No obstructions, place on the level surface.

  • Page 4: Safety Instructions

    “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.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Reproducing theatre ambience ... 38 Introducing the Surround modes ... 38 Introducing the DSP modes ... 40 Activating the Surround/DSP modes ... 41 Operating other JVC products ... 44 Operating other manufacturers’ products ... 46 Troubleshooting ... 49 Specifications ... 50 —VIRTUAL SURROUND BACK ...

  • Page 6: Parts Identification

    • When operating this receiver, set the mode selector (e) to “AUDIO/TV/VCR/STB.” • When operating a JVC DVD recorder, set the mode selector (e) to “DVR.” • When operating a JVC DVD player, set the mode selector (e) to “DVD.”...

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    See pages in parentheses for details. Front panel RX-F31 HOME CINEMA CONTROL CENTER STANDBY / ON PHONES TV DIRECT SETTING ADJUST SURROUND 7 8 9 STANDBY/ON button and standby lamp (12, 14) 2 Source lamps DVD MULTI, DVR/DVD, VCR, VIDEO, TV, FM/AM 3 •...

  • Page 8: Getting Started

    Getting started Before Installation General precautions • Be sure your hands are dry. • Turn the power off to all components. • Read the manuals supplied with the components you are going to connect. Locations • Install the receiver in a location that is level and protected from moisture and dust.

  • Page 9: Connecting The Fm And Am (mw) Antennas

    Connecting the FM and AM (MW) antennas Do not connect the AC power plug to the wall outlet until all connections are completed. AM (MW) loop antenna (supplied) If AM (MW) reception is poor, connect an outdoor single vinyl- covered wire (not supplied). AM (MW) antenna connection Connect the AM (MW) loop antenna supplied to the AM LOOP terminals.

  • Page 10: Connecting The Speakers

    Connecting the speakers Do not connect the AC power plug to the wall outlet until all connections are completed. Speaker Layout Diagram Powered subwoofer (SW) Right front speaker Connecting the speakers Turn off all components before making connections. Twist and remove the insulation at the end of each speaker cord.

  • Page 11: Connecting Video Components

    Connecting video components SCART connection You can enjoy pictures and sounds from playback components simply by connecting with the SCART cable. • If your video components have digital output terminal, also connect them using the digital terminals explained in “Digital connection”...

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    SCART cables. 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 the JVC’s T-V LINK compatible TV for the T-V LINK function. • Some video components support the data communication like T-V LINK.

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    When you connect a DVD player with its analogue discrete output jacks (DVD MULTI IN): This connection is the best connection method for enjoying DVD Audio sounds. When a DVD Audio disc is played back, the original high- quality sounds can be reproduced only using this connection. AUDIO CENTER SUBWOOFER...

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    7 Connecting another video component to the VIDEO IN jacks If your video components have S-video (Y/C-separation) and/or component video (Y, P cable (not supplied) and/or component video cable (not supplied). By using these jacks, you can get better picture quality in the order: Component video >...

  • Page 15: Connecting The Power Cord

    Digital connection This receiver is equipped with three DIGITAL IN terminals—one digital coaxial terminal and two digital optical terminals. To reproduce the digital sound, use the digital connection in addition to the analogue connection methods described on pages 7 to 10. Digital coaxial cable (supplied: 1 cable) Digital optical cable (not supplied) When the component has a digital coaxial output...

  • Page 16: Basic Operations

    Basic operations The on-screen display appears on the TV screen for 5 seconds (except “turning off the sounds temporarily”) to show the indication in the following cases: – When you select the source (except “TV”) (see right column). – When you adjust the volume (see page 13). –...

  • Page 17: Adjust The Volume

    Adjust the volume To increase the volume, turn MASTER VOLUME control clockwise (or press VOLUME + on the remote control). To decrease the volume, turn MASTER VOLUME control counterclockwise (or press VOLUME – on the remote control). • When you adjust the volume, the volume level indication appears on the display for a while.

  • Page 18: Adjusting The Subwoofer Audio Position

    When operating the receiver using the remote control, set the mode selector to “AUDIO/TV/VCR/STB.” Adjusting the subwoofer audio position If the subwoofer sound is much reinforced for stereo sound compared to the sound reproduced with multi-channel, set the subwoofer audio position. The subwoofer output level is automatically decreased by the selected value when you are listening in stereo.

  • Page 19: Turning Off The Sounds Temporarily

    Turning off the sounds temporarily From the remote control ONLY: Press MUTING to turn off the sound through all connected speakers and headphones. “MUTING” appears on the display and the volume turns off. C.TONE VIRTUAL SB AUDIO P. BASS TA NEWS INFO RDS TUNED ST LPCM DOLBY D NEO : 6...

  • Page 20: Basic Settings

    Basic settings To obtain the best possible sound effect from Surround/DSP modes (see pages 38 to 43), you need to set up the speaker and subwoofer information after all the connections are completed. From pages 16 to 25, how to set speakers and other basic items of the receiver are explained.

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    When your clapping sound is detected successfully, • On the TV screen, “SUCCESSFUL,” “RESULT,” and the setting values appear. The setting values are shown for about 10 seconds. Ex.: SMART SURROUND SETUP +0.3m STD+0.3m SUCCESSFUL RESULT LS+4 RS+4 +0.6m +0.6m •...

  • Page 22: Basic Setting Items

    Basic setting items You can adjust the following items. See pages in parentheses for details. • You cannot select the items which is not available with the current setting. • The name of the item shown below is the on-screen display indication and the name in parentheses is the display indication. SUBWOOFER (SUBWOOFER) Register your subwoofer.

  • Page 23: Setup Menu Configuration

    Setup menu configuration • Items on the menus shown below are all set to the initial values when shipping from the factory. • Some of the menus or some items on the menu cannot be shown or cannot be adjusted depending on the current settings and the connections.

  • Page 24: Menu Operating Procedure

    Menu operating procedure When operating, the on-screen display appears on the TV screen regardless of the SUPERIMPOSE setting (see page 25). 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. In this section, the operation of the remote control is used for explaining.

  • Page 25: Setting The Items

    Press SET. To select the appropriate setting, press 2 or 3 repeatedly, then press SET. The on-screen display returns to the previous SETTING MENU. In this example, “SETTING MENU (4)” appears on the TV screen and “DIGITAL IN1” appears on the display. •...

  • Page 26: Setting The Virtual Surround Back Speaker -virtual Surround Back

    7 Setting the speaker distance The distance from your listening point to the speakers is one of the important elements to obtain the best possible sound effect from the Surround/DSP modes. By referring to the speaker distance, the receiver automatically sets the delay time of the sound through each speaker so that sounds through all the speakers can reach you at the same time.

  • Page 27: Setting Bass Sound

    Setting bass sound 7 Setting subwoofer output—SUBWOOFER OUT You can select the type of the signal which can be transmitted through the subwoofer. In other words, you can determine whether or not the bass elements of the front speaker channels are transmitted through the subwoofer regardless of the front speaker size setting (either “SMALL”...

  • Page 28: Setting The Digital Input (digital In) Terminals -digital In 1/2/3

    Setting the digital input (DIGITAL IN) terminals—DIGITAL IN 1/2/3 When you use the digital input terminals, register what components are connected to which terminals—DIGITAL IN 1/2/3 (see page 11) so that the correct source name will appear when you select the digital source. Select one of the following components for each terminal: DVR/DVD For the DVD player (or DVD recorder).

  • Page 29: Selecting The Type Of The Input Signal -dvd Video Input/vcr Video Input

    Selecting the type of the input signal —DVD VIDEO INPUT/VCR VIDEO INPUT When you use the AV IN/OUT (SCART) terminals for connecting the DVD recorder (or DVD player) or VCR, register the type of the input signal. If you have not selected appropriate input signal types, you cannot view the playback picture on the TV.

  • Page 30: Sound Adjustments

    Sound adjustments You can make sound adjustment to your preference after completing basic setting. Basic adjustment items You can adjust the following items. See pages in parentheses for details. • You cannot select the items which is not available with the current setting. •...

  • Page 31: Setup Menu Configuration

    Setup menu configuration • Items on the menus shown below are all set to the initial values when shipping from the factory. • Some of the menus or some items on the menu cannot be shown or cannot be adjusted depending on the current settings and the connections.

  • Page 32: Menu Operating Procedure

    Menu operating procedure When operating, the on-screen display appears on the TV screen regardless of the SUPERIMPOSE setting (see page 25). 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. In this section, the operation of the remote control is used for explaining.

  • Page 33: Adjusting The Items

    NOTES • To return to “TOP MENU,” press MENU on the remote control. • To exit from menu operations, press MENU on the remote control when “TOP MENU” appears. On the front panel, press ADJUST when a menu except “TOP MENU” appears. •...

  • Page 34: Adjusting The Equalization Patterns -digital Eq 63hz/250hz/1khz/4khz/16khz

    Adjusting the equalization patterns —DIGITAL EQ 63Hz/250Hz/1kHz/4kHz/16kHz You can adjust equalization patterns in five frequency bands (center frequency: 63 Hz, 250 Hz, 1 kHz, 4 kHz, 16 kHz) for the front speakers. • Once you have made an adjustment, it is memorized for each source.

  • Page 35: Adjusting The Sound Parameters For The Surround/dsp Modes

    Adjusting the sound parameters for the Surround/DSP modes You can adjust the Surround/DSP sound parameters to your preference. • For details about the Surround/DSP modes, see pages 38 to 43. 7 Adjusting the effect level for DSP modes —EFFECT This setting is available only when one of the DSP modes (except ALL CH ST) is in use.

  • Page 36: Tuner Operations

    Tuner operations Tuner operations are mainly done from the remote control. When operating the receiver using the remote control, set the mode selector to “AUDIO/TV/VCR/STB.” NOTE When you have selected “FM” or “AM” by using SOURCE SELECTOR on the front panel, the remote control may not work for tuner operations.

  • Page 37: Selecting The Fm Reception Mode

    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. C.TONE VIRTUAL SB AUDIO P.

  • Page 38: Using The Radio Data System (rds) To Receive Fm Stations

    Using the Radio Data System (RDS) to receive FM stations Only the buttons on the remote control are used for RDS operations. When operating the receiver using the remote control, set the mode selector to “AUDIO/TV/VCR/STB.” RDS allows FM stations to send an additional signal along with their regular program signals.

  • Page 39: Searching For A Program By Pty Codes

    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 32 and 33) by specifying the PTY codes. To search for a program using the PTY codes Before you start, remember...

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    Description of the PTY codes: News: News. Affairs: Topical program expanding or enlarging upon the news—debate or analysis. Info (Information): Programs the purpose of which is to impart advice in the widest sense. Sport: Programs concerned with any aspect of sports.

  • Page 41: Switching To Broadcast Program Of Your Choice Temporarily

    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 case: •...

  • Page 42: Creating Realistic Sound Fields

    Creating realistic sound fields Reproducing theatre ambience In a movie theatre, many speakers are located on the walls to reproduce impressive multi-channel 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 theatre.

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    • If both the surround speakers and center speaker are set to “NO” in the speaker setting (see page 21), JVC’s original 3D- PHONIC processing (which has been developed to create the surround effect through the front speakers only) is used. The 3D indicator lights up on the display.

  • Page 44: Introducing The Dsp Modes

    • If the surround speakers are set to “NO” in the speaker setting (see page 21), JVC’s original 3D-PHONIC processing (which has been developed to create the surround effect through the front speakers only) is used.

  • Page 45: Activating The Surround/dsp Modes

    (and activated) speakers. • If the surround speakers are set to “NO” in the speaker setting (see page 21), JVC’s original 3D-PHONIC processing (which has been developed to create the surround effect through the front speakers only) is used.

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    From the remote control: When operating the receiver using the remote control, set the mode selector to “AUDIO/TV/VCR/STB.” Select and play any source other than “DVD MULTI.” • Make sure you have selected the input mode (analogue or digital) correctly. Press SURROUND repeatedly to select the Surround/DSP mode you want.

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    When you select “AUTO SURR” (Auto Surround) You can enjoy the Surround mode easily. • For details about the Surround modes, see pages 38 and 39. • When “AUTO SURR” is activated, the AUTO SR indicator lights up on the display. How does “AUTO SURR”...

  • Page 48: Operating Other Jvc Products

    JVC products. • Refer also to the manuals supplied with the other products. Some JVC VCRs can accept two types of the control signals— remote codes “A” and “B.” – When operating a VCR whose remote control code is set to “A,”...

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    7 Changing the remote control code for DVD recorder Some JVC DVD recorders can accept four types of the control signals. You can assign one of the four codes to the remote control supplied with this receiver for operating your DVD recorder.

  • Page 50: Operating Other Manufacturers' Products

    Operating other manufacturers’ products By changing the transmittable signals, you can use the supplied remote control to operate other manufacturers’ products. • 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’...

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    ❏ Changing the transmittable signals for operating a VCR Set the mode selector to “AUDIO/TV/VCR/STB.” Press and hold VCR Press VCR. Enter the manufacturer’s code using buttons 1 – 9, and 0. See “Manufacturers’ codes for VCR” on the right. Release VCR Now, you can perform the following operation on the VCR.

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    ❏ Changing the transmittable signals for operating an STB Set the mode selector to “AUDIO/TV/VCR/STB.” Press and hold STB Press STB. Enter the manufacturer’s code using buttons 1 – 9, and 0. See “Manufacturers’ codes for STB” on the right. Release STB Now, you can perform the following operation on the STB.

  • Page 53: Troubleshooting

    Occasional cracking noise during FM reception. Use this chart to help you solve daily operational problems. If there are any problems you cannot solve, contact your JVC’s service center. POSSIBLE CAUSE The power cord is not plugged in. Speakers are overloaded because of high volume.

  • Page 54: Specifications

    Specifications Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice. Amplifier Output Power At stereo operation: Front channels: 100 W per channel, min. RMS, both channels driven into 6 Ω at 1 kHz with no more than 10% total harmonic distortion. (IEC268-3) At surround operation: Front channels:...

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