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RX-F31S
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LVT1306-009B
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    HOME CINEMA CONTROL CENTER RX-F31S INSTRUCTIONS LVT1306-009B [US]...

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    No obstructions in 15 cm from the back. Bottom: No obstructions, place on the level surface. In addition, maintain the best possible air circulation as illustrated. Wall or obstructions STANDBY/ON STANDBY/ON Spacing 15 cm or more RX-F31S Front Floor Stand height 15 cm or more...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Introducing the DSP modes ... 37 Using the Surround/DSP modes ... 38 Activating the Surround/DSP modes ... 39 AV COMPU LINK remote control system ... 40 Operating other JVC products ... 42 Operating other manufacturers’ products ... 44 Troubleshooting ... 47 Specifications ... 48...

  • Page 4: Parts Identification

    • When operating this receiver, set the mode selector (e) to “AUDIO/TV/VCR/DBS.” • 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, 32) 2 Source lamps DVD MULTI, DVR/DVD, VCR, DBS, TV, FM/AM 3 •...

  • Page 6: 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 7: Connecting The Fm And Am Antennas

    Connecting the FM and AM antennas Do not connect the AC power plug to the wall outlet until all connections are completed. AM loop antenna (supplied) If AM reception is poor, connect an outdoor single vinyl-covered wire (not supplied). 220V 110V 230 - 240V...

  • Page 8: 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 9: Connecting Video Components

    Connecting video components Do not connect the AC power plug to the wall outlet until all connections are completed. This receiver is equipped with the following video terminals— composite video, S-video, and component video terminals. • If your video components have S-video (Y/C-separation) and/or component video (Y, P ) jacks, connect them using an S- video cable (not supplied) or component video cable (not...

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    7 Connecting a DVD recorder or DVD player with its analog 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.

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    7 Connecting a VCR White White DVR/DVD IN (PLAY) (REC) (PLAY) 220V 110V 230 - 240V 127V DVR/DVD MONITOR DVR/DVD IN (PLAY) (REC) COMPONENT Green Blue NOTES • When connecting a VCR to the component video input jacks, make the component video input setting (VCR VIDEO INPUT) correctly.

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    7 Connecting a TV Connect the TV to the appropriate MONITOR OUT jacks to view the playback picture from any other connected video components. Turn off all components before making connections. • When you connect other components, refer also to their manuals. 220V 110V 230 -...

  • Page 13: Connecting The Power Cord

    Digital connection This receiver is equipped with three DIGITAL IN terminals—one digital coaxial terminal and two digital optical terminals—and one DIGITAL OUT terminal. To reproduce the digital sound, use the digital connection in addition to the analog connection methods described on pages 7 to 10.

  • Page 14: 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 (see right column). – When you adjust the volume (see page 13). –...

  • Page 15: 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 16: Adjusting The Subwoofer Audio Position

    When operating the receiver using the remote control, set the mode selector to “AUDIO/TV/VCR/DBS.” 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 17: 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 AUTO MUTING LPCM DOLBY D...

  • Page 18: Basic Settings

    Basic settings To obtain the best possible sound effect from Surround/DSP modes (see pages 34 to 39), 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 12 seconds. Ex.: SMART SURROUND SETUP +0.3m STD+0.3m LS+6 SUCCESSFUL RS+6 +1.2m RESULT +1.2m SB+4 +0.6m •...

  • Page 20: 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 21: 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 22: 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 23: 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 24: Activating The Ex/es/pliix Setting-ex/es/pliix

    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 25: Selecting The Main Or Sub Channel-dual Mono

    Selecting the main or sub channel —DUAL MONO You can select the playback sound (channel) you want while playing digital software recorded (or broadcasted) in Dual Mono mode (see page 36), which includes two monaural channels separately. DUAL MONO: MAIN Select to play back the main channel (Ch 1).* Signal indicator “L”...

  • Page 26: Using The Midnight Mode-midnight Mode

    Using the Midnight mode —MIDNIGHT MODE You can enjoy a powerful sound at night using the Midnight mode. • Once you have made an adjustment, it is memorized for each source. MIDNIGHT MODE: OFF Select when you want to enjoy surround with its full dynamic range.

  • Page 27: Selecting The Component Video Input Mode-dvd Video Input/vcr Video Input

    Selecting the component video input mode—DVD VIDEO INPUT/VCR VIDEO INPUT When you use the component video inputs for connecting the DVD recorder (or DVD player) or VCR, register the type of video input jacks. If you have not selected appropriate video input jacks, you cannot view the playback picture on the TV or the AV COMPU LINK remote control system cannot operate properly (see page 40).

  • Page 28: 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 29: 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 30: 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 31: 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 32: 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 33: 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 34 to 39. 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 34: 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/DBS.” 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 35: 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 36: Creating Realistic Sound Fields

    Creating realistic sound fields Reproducing theater ambience In a movie theater, 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 theater.

  • Page 37: Dolby Surround

    ■ Dolby Surround Dolby Pro Logic II Dolby Pro Logic II is a multi-channel playback format to convert 2-channel software into 5-channel (plus subwoofer). The matrix- based conversion method used for Dolby Pro Logic II makes no limitation for the cutoff frequency of the surround treble and enables stereo surround sound.

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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 39: 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 40: Using The Surround/dsp Modes

    Using the Surround/DSP modes Available Surround/DSP modes vary depending on the speaker settings and the incoming signals. See the table below. • The numbers inside the parentheses following the incoming signal type indicate the number of the front channels and that of the surround channels.

  • Page 41: Activating The Surround/dsp Modes

    Activating the Surround/DSP modes Available Surround/DSP modes vary depending on the incoming signals. For details, see page 38. Activating one of the Surround/DSP modes automatically recalls the memorized settings and adjustments. • To adjust the speaker output level, see page 29. •...

  • Page 42: Av Compu Link Remote Control System

    This receiver is equipped with the AV COMPU LINK-III, which has added a function to operate JVC’s video components through the component video jacks. To use this remote control system, you need to connect the video components you want to operate, following the diagrams below and the procedures on page 41.

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    Connecting procedure If you have already plugged your VCR, DVD player, TV, and this receiver into the AC outlets, unplug their AC power cords first. Connect your VCR, DVD player, TV, and this receiver as follows, using the cables with the monaural mini-plugs (not supplied).

  • Page 44: 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 46: 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/DBS.” 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 a DBS tuner Set the mode selector to “AUDIO/TV/VCR/DBS.” Press and hold DBS Press DBS. Enter the manufacturer’s code using buttons 1 – 9, and 0. See “Manufacturers’ codes for DBS tuner” below. Release DBS Now, you can perform the following operation on the DBS tuner.

  • Page 49: Troubleshooting

    Occasional cracking noise during FM Ignition noise from automobiles. 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 Plug the power cord into an AC outlet.

  • Page 50: 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, driven into 6 Ω at 1 kHz with no more than 10% total harmonic distortion. At surround operation: Front channels: 100 W* per channel, min.

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    Mains (AC) Line Instruction (not applicable for Europe, U.S.A., Canada, and U.K.) VOLTAGE SELECTOR 220V 110V 230 - 240V 127V DVR/DVD MONITOR COMPONENT EN, CS © 2005 Victor Company of Japan, Limited AM LOOP SUBWOOFER CENTER SURR-R SURR-L VIDEO DVD MULTI IN AM EXT AUDIO VIDEO...

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    No obstructions open spacing. No obstructions in 10 cm from the sides. No obstructions in 15 cm from the back. No obstructions, place on the level surface. Spacing 15 cm or more RX-F31S Front Stand height 15 cm or more Floor...

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    Introducing the DSP modes ... 37 Using the Surround/DSP modes ... 38 Activating the Surround/DSP modes ... 39 AV COMPU LINK remote control system ... 40 Operating other JVC products ... 42 Operating other manufacturers’ products ... 44 Troubleshooting ... 47 Specifications ... 48 —DIGITAL IN 1/2/3 ...

  • Page 55: Parts Identification

    • When operating this receiver, set the mode selector (e) to “AUDIO/TV/VCR/DBS.” • 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.”...

  • Page 56

    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, 32) 2 Source lamps DVD MULTI, DVR/DVD, VCR, DBS, TV, FM/AM 3 •...

  • Page 57: 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 58: Connecting The Fm And Am Antennas

    Connecting the FM and AM antennas Do not connect the AC power plug to the wall outlet until all connections are completed. AM loop antenna (supplied) If AM reception is poor, connect an outdoor single vinyl-covered wire (not supplied). 110V 220V 230 - 240V...

  • Page 59: 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 60: Connecting Video Components

    Connecting video components Do not connect the AC power plug to the wall outlet until all connections are completed. This receiver is equipped with the following video terminals— composite video, S-video, and component video terminals. • If your video components have S-video (Y/C-separation) and/or component video (Y, P ) jacks, connect them using an S- video cable (not supplied) or component video cable (not...

  • Page 61

    7 Connecting a DVD recorder or DVD player with its analog 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.

  • Page 62

    7 Connecting a VCR White White DVR/DVD IN (PLAY) (REC) (PLAY) 220V 110V 230 - 240V 127V DVR/DVD MONITOR DVR/DVD IN (PLAY) COMPONENT Green Blue NOTES • When connecting a VCR to the component video input jacks, make the component video input setting (VCR VIDEO INPUT) correctly.

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    7 Connecting a TV Connect the TV to the appropriate MONITOR OUT jacks to view the playback picture from any other connected video components. Turn off all components before making connections. • When you connect other components, refer also to their manuals. 220V 110V 230 -...

  • Page 64: Connecting The Power Cord

    Digital connection This receiver is equipped with three DIGITAL IN terminals—one digital coaxial terminal and two digital optical terminals—and one DIGITAL OUT terminal. To reproduce the digital sound, use the digital connection in addition to the analog connection methods described on pages 7 to 10.

  • Page 65: 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 (see right column). – When you adjust the volume (see page 13). –...

  • Page 66: 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 67: Adjusting The Subwoofer Audio Position

    When operating the receiver using the remote control, set the mode selector to “AUDIO/TV/VCR/DBS.” 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 68: 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 69: Basic Settings

    Basic settings To obtain the best possible sound effect from Surround/DSP modes (see pages 34 to 39), 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.

  • Page 70

    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 12 seconds. Ex.: SMART SURROUND SETUP +0.3m STD+0.3m LS+6 SUCCESSFUL +1.2m RESULT +1.2m SB+4 +0.6m •...

  • Page 71: 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 72: 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 73: 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 74: 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 75: Activating The Ex/es/pliix Setting-ex/es/pliix

    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 76: Selecting The Main Or Sub Channel-dual Mono

    Selecting the main or sub channel —DUAL MONO You can select the playback sound (channel) you want while playing digital software recorded (or broadcasted) in Dual Mono mode (see page 36), which includes two monaural channels separately. DUAL MONO: MAIN Select to play back the main channel (Ch 1).* Signal indicator “L”...

  • Page 77: Using The Midnight Mode-midnight Mode

    Using the Midnight mode —MIDNIGHT MODE You can enjoy a powerful sound at night using the Midnight mode. • Once you have made an adjustment, it is memorized for each source. MIDNIGHT MODE: OFF Select when you want to enjoy surround with its full dynamic range.

  • Page 78: Selecting The Component Video Input Mode-dvd Video Input/vcr Video Input

    Selecting the component video input mode—DVD VIDEO INPUT/VCR VIDEO INPUT When you use the component video inputs for connecting the DVD recorder (or DVD player) or VCR, register the type of video input jacks. If you have not selected appropriate video input jacks, you cannot view the playback picture on the TV or the AV COMPU LINK remote control system cannot operate properly (see page 40).

  • Page 79: 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 80: 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 81: 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 82: 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 83: 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 84: 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 34 to 39. 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 85: 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/DBS.” 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 86: 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 87: Creating Realistic Sound Fields

    Creating realistic sound fields Reproducing theater ambience In a movie theater, 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 theater.

  • Page 88

    ■ Dolby Surround Dolby Pro Logic II Dolby Pro Logic II is a multi-channel playback format to convert 2-channel software into 5-channel (plus subwoofer). The matrix- based conversion method used for Dolby Pro Logic II makes no limitation for the cutoff frequency of the surround treble and enables stereo surround sound.

  • Page 89

    • 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 90: 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 91: Using The Surround/dsp Modes

    Using the Surround/DSP modes Available Surround/DSP modes vary depending on the speaker settings and the incoming signals. See the table below. • The numbers inside the parentheses following the incoming signal type indicate the number of the front channels and that of the surround channels.

  • Page 92: Activating The Surround/dsp Modes

    Activating the Surround/DSP modes Available Surround/DSP modes vary depending on the incoming signals. For details, see page 38. Activating one of the Surround/DSP modes automatically recalls the memorized settings and adjustments. • To adjust the speaker output level, see page 29. •...

  • Page 93: Av Compu Link Remote Control System

    This receiver is equipped with the AV COMPU LINK-III, which has added a function to operate JVC’s video components through the component video jacks. To use this remote control system, you need to connect the video components you want to operate, following the diagrams below and the procedures on page 41.

  • Page 94

    Connecting procedure If you have already plugged your VCR, DVD player, TV, and this receiver into the AC outlets, unplug their AC power cords first. Connect your VCR, DVD player, TV, and this receiver as follows, using the cables with the monaural mini-plugs (not supplied).

  • Page 95: 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,”...

  • Page 96

    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 97: 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’...

  • Page 98

    ❏ Changing the transmittable signals for operating a VCR Set the mode selector to “AUDIO/TV/VCR/DBS.” 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.

  • Page 99

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

  • Page 100: 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 101: 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, driven into 6 Ω at 1 kHz with no more than 10% total harmonic distortion. At surround operation: Front channels: 100 W* per channel, min.

  • Page 102

    Mains (AC) Line Instruction (not applicable for Europe, U.S.A., Canada, and U.K.) VOLTAGE SELECTOR 220V 110V 230 - 240V 127V DVR/DVD MONITOR COMPONENT © 2005 Victor Company of Japan, Limited AM LOOP SUBWOOFER CENTER SURR-R SURR-L VIDEO DVD MULTI IN AM EXT AUDIO VIDEO...

  • Page 103

    HOME CINEMA CONTROL CENTER RX-F31S INSTRUCTIONS LVT1306-012A...

  • Page 104

    No obstructions open spacing. No obstructions in 10 cm from the sides. No obstructions in 15 cm from the back. No obstructions, place on the level surface. Spacing 15 cm or more RX-F31S Front Stand height 15 cm or more Floor...

  • Page 105

    Introducing the DSP modes ... 37 Using the Surround/DSP modes ... 38 Activating the Surround/DSP modes ... 39 AV COMPU LINK remote control system ... 40 Operating other JVC products ... 42 Operating other manufacturers’ products ... 44 Troubleshooting ... 47 Specifications ... 48 —DIGITAL IN 1/2/3 ...

  • Page 106: Parts Identification

    • When operating this receiver, set the mode selector (e) to “AUDIO/TV/VCR/DBS.” • 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.”...

  • Page 107

    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, 32) 2 Source lamps DVD MULTI, DVR/DVD, VCR, DBS, TV, FM/AM 3 •...

  • Page 108: 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 109: Connecting The Fm And Am Antennas

    Connecting the FM and AM antennas Do not connect the AC power plug to the wall outlet until all connections are completed. AM loop antenna (supplied) If AM reception is poor, connect an outdoor single vinyl-covered wire (not supplied). 110V 220V 230 - 240V...

  • Page 110: 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 111: Connecting Video Components

    Connecting video components Do not connect the AC power plug to the wall outlet until all connections are completed. This receiver is equipped with the following video terminals— composite video, S-video, and component video terminals. • If your video components have S-video (Y/C-separation) and/or component video (Y, P ) jacks, connect them using an S- video cable (not supplied) or component video cable (not...

  • Page 112

    7 Connecting a DVD recorder or DVD player with its analog 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.

  • Page 113

    7 Connecting a VCR White White DVR/DVD IN (PLAY) (REC) (PLAY) 220V 110V 230 - 240V 127V DVR/DVD MONITOR DVR/DVD IN (PLAY) COMPONENT Green Blue NOTES • When connecting a VCR to the component video input jacks, make the component video input setting (VCR VIDEO INPUT) correctly.

  • Page 114

    7 Connecting a TV Connect the TV to the appropriate MONITOR OUT jacks to view the playback picture from any other connected video components. Turn off all components before making connections. • When you connect other components, refer also to their manuals. 220V 110V 230 -...

  • Page 115: Connecting The Power Cord

    Digital connection This receiver is equipped with three DIGITAL IN terminals—one digital coaxial terminal and two digital optical terminals—and one DIGITAL OUT terminal. To reproduce the digital sound, use the digital connection in addition to the analog connection methods described on pages 7 to 10.

  • Page 116: 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 (see right column). – When you adjust the volume (see page 13). –...

  • Page 117: 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 118: Adjusting The Subwoofer Audio Position

    When operating the receiver using the remote control, set the mode selector to “AUDIO/TV/VCR/DBS.” 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 119: 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 120: Basic Settings

    Basic settings To obtain the best possible sound effect from Surround/DSP modes (see pages 34 to 39), 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.

  • Page 121

    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 12 seconds. Ex.: SMART SURROUND SETUP +0.3m STD+0.3m LS+6 SUCCESSFUL +1.2m RESULT +1.2m SB+4 +0.6m •...

  • Page 122: 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 123: 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 124: 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 125: 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 126: Activating The Ex/es/pliix Setting-ex/es/pliix

    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 127: Selecting The Main Or Sub Channel-dual Mono

    Selecting the main or sub channel —DUAL MONO You can select the playback sound (channel) you want while playing digital software recorded (or broadcasted) in Dual Mono mode (see page 36), which includes two monaural channels separately. DUAL MONO: MAIN Select to play back the main channel (Ch 1).* Signal indicator “L”...

  • Page 128: Using The Midnight Mode-midnight Mode

    Using the Midnight mode —MIDNIGHT MODE You can enjoy a powerful sound at night using the Midnight mode. • Once you have made an adjustment, it is memorized for each source. MIDNIGHT MODE: OFF Select when you want to enjoy surround with its full dynamic range.

  • Page 129: Selecting The Component Video Input Mode-dvd Video Input/vcr Video Input

    Selecting the component video input mode—DVD VIDEO INPUT/VCR VIDEO INPUT When you use the component video inputs for connecting the DVD recorder (or DVD player) or VCR, register the type of video input jacks. If you have not selected appropriate video input jacks, you cannot view the playback picture on the TV or the AV COMPU LINK remote control system cannot operate properly (see page 40).

  • Page 130: 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 131: 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 132: 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 133: 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 134: 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 135: 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 34 to 39. 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 136: 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/DBS.” 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 137: 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 138: Creating Realistic Sound Fields

    Creating realistic sound fields Reproducing theater ambience In a movie theater, 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 theater.

  • Page 139

    ■ Dolby Surround Dolby Pro Logic II Dolby Pro Logic II is a multi-channel playback format to convert 2-channel software into 5-channel (plus subwoofer). The matrix- based conversion method used for Dolby Pro Logic II makes no limitation for the cutoff frequency of the surround treble and enables stereo surround sound.

  • Page 140

    • 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 141: 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 142: Using The Surround/dsp Modes

    Using the Surround/DSP modes Available Surround/DSP modes vary depending on the speaker settings and the incoming signals. See the table below. • The numbers inside the parentheses following the incoming signal type indicate the number of the front channels and that of the surround channels.

  • Page 143: Activating The Surround/dsp Modes

    Activating the Surround/DSP modes Available Surround/DSP modes vary depending on the incoming signals. For details, see page 38. Activating one of the Surround/DSP modes automatically recalls the memorized settings and adjustments. • To adjust the speaker output level, see page 29. •...

  • Page 144: Av Compu Link Remote Control System

    This receiver is equipped with the AV COMPU LINK-III, which has added a function to operate JVC’s video components through the component video jacks. To use this remote control system, you need to connect the video components you want to operate, following the diagrams below and the procedures on page 41.

  • Page 145

    Connecting procedure If you have already plugged your VCR, DVD player, TV, and this receiver into the AC outlets, unplug their AC power cords first. Connect your VCR, DVD player, TV, and this receiver as follows, using the cables with the monaural mini-plugs (not supplied).

  • Page 146: 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,”...

  • Page 147

    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 148: 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’...

  • Page 149

    ❏ Changing the transmittable signals for operating a VCR Set the mode selector to “AUDIO/TV/VCR/DBS.” 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.

  • Page 150

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

  • Page 151: 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 152: 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, driven into 6 Ω at 1 kHz with no more than 10% total harmonic distortion. At surround operation: Front channels: 100 W* per channel, min.

  • Page 153

    Mains (AC) Line Instruction (not applicable for Europe, U.S.A., Canada, and U.K.) VOLTAGE SELECTOR 220V 110V 230 - 240V 127V DVR/DVD MONITOR COMPONENT © 2005 Victor Company of Japan, Limited AM LOOP SUBWOOFER CENTER SURR-R SURR-L VIDEO DVD MULTI IN AM EXT AUDIO VIDEO...

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