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DVD DIGITAL CINEMA SYSTEM
Consists of XV-THM508, SP-PWM508,
SP-THM508F, SP-THM508C and
SP-THM505S
Consists of XV-THM303, SP-PWM303,
SP-THM303F, SP-THM303C and
SP-THM303S
INSTRUCTIONS
LVT1147-010A
[A,US,UN,UW,UG,UX]

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  • Page 1 DVD DIGITAL CINEMA SYSTEM Consists of XV-THM508, SP-PWM508, SP-THM508F, SP-THM508C and SP-THM505S Consists of XV-THM303, SP-PWM303, SP-THM303F, SP-THM303C and SP-THM303S INSTRUCTIONS LVT1147-010A [A,US,UN,UW,UG,UX]...
  • Page 2 Warnings, Cautions and Others CAUTION To reduce the risk of electrical shocks, fire, etc.: 1. Do not remove screws, covers or cabinet. 2. Do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture. CAUTION — F button! (XV-THM508/ XV-THM303) Disconnect the mains plug to shut the power off completely (the STANDBY lamp goes off).
  • Page 3 Caution: Proper Ventilation To avoid risk of electric shock and fire and to protect from damage, place the apparatus on a level surface. The minimal clearances are shown below: Wall or XV-THM508/ obstructions XV-THM303 3 cm Wall or SP-PWM508/ obstructions SP-PWM303 15 cm 8 cm...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Introduction ... 2 Notes on handling ...2 Supplied accessories ...2 About discs ... 3 Playable disc types ...3 Description of parts and controls ... 5 Connections ... 8 Connecting the FM and AM antennas ...8 Connecting the satellite (front, center, surround) speakers ... 9 Speaker layout ...11 Connecting a TV ...11 Connecting the powered subwoofer ...12...
  • Page 5: Introduction

    • AM loop antenna (1) • Power cord (1) • System cord (1) • Composite video cord (1) • Speaker cords (TH-M508 only) For satellite (front left/right) and center speakers (3) For satellite speakers (surround left/right) (2) • Screws (TH-M508 only)
  • Page 6: About Discs

    About discs Playable disc types This system has been designed to play back the following discs: DVD VIDEO, DVD AUDIO, Video CD (VCD), Super Video CD (SVCD), Audio CD (CD), CD-R and CD-RW. • This system accommodates the NTSC and PAL system. When you play an NTSC disc with the scan mode set to “PAL”...
  • Page 7 Notes on MP3/WMA/JPEG/MPEG4 discs • MP3/WMA/JPEG/MPEG4 discs (either CD-R or CD-RW) require a longer readout time. (It differs due to the complexity of the directory/file configuration.) • When making an MP3/WMA/JPEG/MPEG4 disc, select ISO 9660 Level 1 or Level 2 for the disc format. •...
  • Page 8: Description Of Parts And Controls

    Description of parts and controls The illustrations of the center unit and the subwoofer used in this manual are of TH-M508 unless otherwise noted. Front panel (center unit) Display window pg. 22 pg. 25 pg. 41 pg. 31 pg. 21 pg.
  • Page 9: Powered Subwoofer

    Powered subwoofer SP-PWM508 Front SP-PWM303 Front * Do not block the ventilation openings. POWER ON pg. 16 lamp: pg. 12 pg. 12 POWER ON pg. 16 lamp: pg. 10 NOTE • For safety reasons, always ensure that there is sufficient space behind the powered subwoofer.
  • Page 10: Remote Control

    Remote control pg. 14 pg. 14 pg. 20 pg. 17 pg. 14 pg. 14, pg. 20, pg. 27 pg. 18, pg. 15, pg. 23 pg. 30 pg. 29 pg. 29 pg. 33 pg. 31 pg. 36 pg. 35 pg. 43 pg.
  • Page 11: Connections

    Connections Connecting the FM and AM antennas 7 AM loop antenna Setting up supplied AM loop antenna If the antenna cord is covered with the insulation coat, twist and pull the insulation coat off and remove. Connecting AM loop antenna Center unit Antenna cord •...
  • Page 12: Connecting The Satellite (Front, Center, Surround) Speakers

    Connections Connecting the satellite (front, center, surround) speakers Before connecting the speaker cords; Twist and pull the insulation coat off and remove. Powered subwoofer SP-PWM508 Front speakers SP-THM508F Speaker (rear side) Top of the base plate FRONT Screw M4 x 20 mm (supplied) Base plate CAUTION...
  • Page 13 Connections Before connecting the speaker cords; Twist and pull the insulation coat off and remove. Powered subwoofer SP-PWM303 CAUTION • When you connect speakers other than the supplied ones, use speakers of the same speaker impedance (SPEAKER IMPEDANCE) indicated near the speaker terminals on the rear of the powered subwoofer.
  • Page 14: Speaker Layout

    TV’s left, keep sufficient distance between them to prevent the TV screen from appearing mottled. For TH-M508 only: • Do not lean against the satellite speakers, as the speakers could fall down or break, possibly causing injury. Especially be careful not to let children lean against them.
  • Page 15: Connecting The Powered Subwoofer

    Align the 5 marks. Digital optical cord (not supplied) For TH-M508 only: This system can send digital audio signals to digital component such as MD recorder or AV receiver. For details of output signal selection, see “DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT” (A pg. 37).
  • Page 16: Setting The Voltage Selector Switch

    Setting the VOLTAGE SELECTOR switch To avoid damaging the powered subwoofer, set the VOLTAGE SELECTOR switch to the voltage of your area. When you change the position of the VOLTAGE SELECTOR switch, use a tool such as a slotted screwdriver, etc. CAUTION DO NOT plug the power cord of the powered subwoofer before setting the VOLTAGE SELECTOR switch to the...
  • Page 17: Operating External Components With The Remote Control

    • Set the codes again after replacing the batteries of the remote control. Operating the TV 7 To set the manufacturer’s code You can operate a JVC TV without setting the manufacturer’s code. Slide the remote control mode selector to TV.
  • Page 18: Operating The Vcr

    Operating external components with the remote control Press number buttons (1-9, 0) to enter the manufacturer’s code (2 digits). Examples: For a GI Jerrold product: Press 0, then 1. For a Sony product: Press 2, then 0. Manufacturer Code Echostar GI Jerrold 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08 Hamlin...
  • Page 19: Basic Operations

    Basic operations The buttons on the remote control are used to explain most of the operations in this manual. You can use the buttons on the center unit same as on the remote control for operations unless otherwise noted. IMPORTANT Before using the remote control for the following operation;...
  • Page 20: Selecting The Source To Play

    Basic operations Selecting the source to play On the remote control: Press one of the source selecting buttons (DVD, FM/AM, VCR or DBS). DVD: To play back a disc (DVD VIDEO, VCD etc.). (A pg. 20) FM/AM: To tune in an FM or AM station. (A pg. 40) Each time you press the button, the band alternates between FM and AM.
  • Page 21: Sleep Timer [Sleep]

    DVD VIDEO in the progressive scan mode. In such a case, change the scan mode to To check the compatibility of your TV, contact your local JVC customer service center. • All JVC progressive TVs and High-Definition TVs are fully compatible with this system.
  • Page 22: Optimizing The Speaker Settings [Smart Surround Setup]

    Basic operations Optimizing the speaker settings [Smart Surround Setup] NOTE • When you change the positioning of the speakers or listener, or replace the supplied speakers with other ones, perform Smart Surround Setup again. 7 While DVD is selected as the source and stopped Take your position where you listen to the sound.
  • Page 23: Playback

    AUDIO. 2 Press DVD. The buttons described below are used on pages 20 to 23. (play button) Disc lamps (TH-M508 only) Basic playback Press the desired DISC (1-5) 0 on the center unit. • The system turns on and the disc tray comes out.
  • Page 24 Playback NOTE • Up to 5 discs can be loaded. • You can also start playback by pressing 3 (play button) or DVD. • The system plays back available discs sequentially until you stop playback or until the disc loaded on the DISC 5 tray reaches to the end.
  • Page 25: One Touch Replay

    5 is selected. Currently selected disc number Currently loaded disc number About the disc lamps (For TH-M508) The disc lamps on the center unit also show the disc status. Only the disc lamp currently selected lights. 7 Screen saver A TV screen may burn out if a static picture is displayed for a long time.
  • Page 26: Locating A Desired Title/Group Using Number Buttons

    Playback 7 Using number buttons on the remote control 7 For DVD VIDEO (title, chapter): While stopped, the title number is selected. During playback, the chapter number is selected. For DVD AUDIO (track): During playback or while stopped For VCD/SVCD (track): During playback without PBC function For CD/MP3/WMA/JPEG/MPEG4 (track/file): During playback or while stopped...
  • Page 27: Advanced Operations

    Advanced operations • The icon such as shows the types of discs the operation is available for. IMPORTANT Before using the remote control for the following operation; 1 Set the remote control mode selector to AUDIO. 2 Press DVD. • There are exceptions in the operation mentioned above. In such a case, follow each instruction.
  • Page 28: Using The On-Screen Bar

    Advanced operations 7 All Channel Stereo (DSP) All Channel Stereo (ALL CH ST.) mode can reproduce a larger stereo sound field using all the connected (and activated) speakers. All Channel Stereo can be used while reproducing 2 channel stereo source. Normal stereo sound All Channel Stereo 7 Indicators on the display window...
  • Page 29: Changing The Time Information

    Advanced operations 7 Contents of the on-screen bar during playback DVD VIDEO DVD AUDIO SVCD MPEG4* H – O are not available. A Shows disc type. B Shows current transfer rate (Megabits per second). C Shows disc number. D Shows current title (for DVD VIDEO) or group (for DVD AUDIO) number.
  • Page 30: Playing From A Specified Position On A Disc

    Advanced operations Playing from a specified position on a disc You can start playing a title, chapter or track you specify. You can also play a disc from specified time. Locating a desired scene from the DVD menu DVD VIDEOs generally have their own menus which show disc contents and you can display them on the TV screen.
  • Page 31: Using The File Control Display

    Advanced operations Press ENTER. Press ON SCREEN. The on-screen bar disappears. NOTE • You can select up to the 99th chapter/track. Locating a desired position by specifying the time 7 For DVD VIDEO/DVD AUDIO: During playback For VCD/SVCD: While stopped or during playback without PBC function For CD: During playback or while stopped 7 When specifying the elapsed playing time from the...
  • Page 32: Resume Playback

    Advanced operations 7 For MP3/WMA: During playback or while stopped For JPEG/MPEG4: While stopped Press Cursor 3/2/Y/5 to select the desired group/track/file. • For MP3/WMA, playback starts from the selected track. Press 3 (play button) or ENTER. • Track playback/slide-show starts from the selected track/ file.
  • Page 33: Selecting The Audio

    Advanced operations When using the on-screen bar: Press ON SCREEN twice. The on-screen bar appears on the TV screen. Press Cursor 3/2 to highlight Press ENTER. Press Cursor Y/5 repeatedly to select the desired subtitle. Press ENTER. Press ON SCREEN. The on-screen bar disappears.
  • Page 34: Changing The Vfp Setting

    Advanced operations Selecting browsable still picture recorded on DVD AUDIO Most DVD AUDIOs include browsable still pictures (B.S.P.), which usually appear by turns automatically during playback according to the playback sequence. You can change the picture (turn the page) manually when the current group/track has selectable pictures (pages).
  • Page 35: Program Playback

    Advanced operations Press ENTER. Example: Press Cursor Y/5 to change the setting. Press ENTER. The current VFP settings appear again. Repeat steps 3 to 6 to adjust other parameters. Press VFP. NOTE • Although the setting display disappears in the middle of the procedure, the setting at that time will be stored.
  • Page 36: Random Playback

    Advanced operations Random Playback You can play titles or tracks on a disc in random order. 7 While stopped Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until appears on the TV screen. Press 3 (play button). • When more than one discs are loaded, the system starts Random Playback of the next disc after completing current disc playback.
  • Page 37: Tray Lock

    Advanced operations Repeating a desired part [A-B Repeat] You can repeat playback of a desired part by specifying the beginning (point A) and ending (point B). 7 During playback Press ON SCREEN twice. The on-screen bar appears on the TV screen. Press Cursor 3/2 to highlight Press ENTER.
  • Page 38: Sound And Other Settings

    COMPNT (component): To watch DVD playback via the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks. • DiscIll (For TH-M508): When you select DVD as the source and leave the system in stop mode for 5 minutes, the disc lamps starts illuminating. Press Cursor 3/2 to make an adjustment or selection.
  • Page 39: Setting Dvd Preferences

    Setting DVD preferences Using the setup menus • You can change the language used in the setup menus. See “Menu description” below. Basic operation on the setup menus IMPORTANT Before using the remote control for the following operation; 1 Set the remote control mode selector to AUDIO.
  • Page 40 : Audio menu (AUDIO) 7 DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT You can select the appropriate mode according to the type of the device connected to DIGITAL OUT connector. (TH-M508 only) • PCM ONLY Select this when you connect the linear PCM digital input of other audio equipment (amplifier, MD, or DAT deck, etc.).
  • Page 41 7 Distance menu (DISTANCE) Example: Center speaker Front right Front left 2.7 m 2.4 m 2.1 m Surround left Surround right In this case, set the distance of each speaker as follows; • Distance of front speakers: 3.0 m • Distance of center speaker: 2.7 m •...
  • Page 42 Country/Area codes list for Parental Lock Andorra United Arab Emirates Afghanistan Antigua and Barbuda Anguilla Albania AM Armenia Netherlands Antilles Angola Antarctica Argentina American Samoa Austria Australia AW Aruba Azerbaijan Bosnia and Herzegovina Barbados Bangladesh Belgium GM Gambia Burkina Faso Bulgaria Bahrain Burundi...
  • Page 43: Tuner Operations

    Tuner operations IMPORTANT Before using the remote control for the following operation; 1 Set the remote control mode selector to AUDIO. 2 Press FM/AM. The buttons described below are used on pages 40 to 41. Setting the AM tuner interval spacing Some countries space AM stations 9 kHz apart, and other countries use 10 kHz spacing.
  • Page 44: Preset Tuning

    Tuner operations Preset tuning Once a station is assigned to a channel number, the station can be quickly tuned in. You can preset 30 FM and 15 AM stations. 7 To preset the stations Tune in the station you want to preset. •...
  • Page 45: Av Compu Link Remote Control System

    The AV COMPU LINK remote control system allows you to operate JVC TVs and VCRs through the center unit. This system is equipped with the AV COMPU LINK-III, which adds a function to operate JVC’s video components via the video components terminals.
  • Page 46: Karaoke Operations

    KARAOKE operations • The icon such as shows the types of discs the operation is available for. IMPORTANT Before using the remote control for the following operation; • Set the remote control mode selector to AUDIO. The buttons described below are used on pages 43 to 45. Cursor (3/2/Y/5) Basic KARAOKE...
  • Page 47: Reserving Songs

    KARAOKE operations Reserving songs You can reserve your desired songs (tracks/chapters) to play in the order of your choice. Up to 12 songs can be reserved with this function. 7 While stopped with KARAOKE function turned on Press RESERVE. The reservation list appears on the TV screen. Press number buttons (1-10, +10) to select your desired song to reserve by specifying the disc, group/title, and...
  • Page 48: Adding An Echo Effect To Your Voice

    KARAOKE operations Adding an echo effect to your voice 7 During playback with KARAOKE function turned on Press ECHO repeatedly to select the desired effect level. Each time you press ECHO, vocal option changes as follows; OFF s 1 s 2 s 3 s (back to the beginning) As the number increases, the effect will be emphasized.
  • Page 49: References

    References Maintenance 7 Handling Discs • Remove the disc from its case by holding it at the edge while pressing the center hole lightly. • Do not touch the shiny surface of the disc or bend the disc. • Put the disc back in its case after use to prevent warping.
  • Page 50: Specifications

    Specifications 7 Center unit (XV-THM508/XV-THM303) Audio section Total Harmonic Distortion 0.02 % NOTE: This value is measured at System cord CONNECTOR for reference. Digital input* DIGITAL IN (DBS): –21 dBm to –15 dBm (660 nm E30 nm) (OPTICAL) Corresponding to Linear PCM, Dolby Digital, and DTS Digital Surround (with sampling frequency —...
  • Page 51 7 Satellite Speakers Front speakers (SP-THM508F) Speakers: 10.0 cm M 2 Woofer: Tweeter: 4.0 cm Bass-reflex, Magnetically Shielded Power Handling Capacity: 140 W Impedance: Frequency Range: 60 Hz to 20 kHz Dimensions (W M H M D): 250 mm M 1065.5 mm M 310 mm Mass: 7.2 kg Surround speakers (SP-THM505S)
  • Page 52 Mains (AC) Line Instruction (not applicable for SP-PWM303 for Australia) SP-PWM508 CAUTION for mains (AC) line BEFORE PLUGGING IN, do check that your mains (AC) line voltage corresponds with the position of the voltage selector switch provided on the outside of this equipment and, if different, reset the voltage selector switch, to prevent from a damage or risk of fire/electric shock.