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JVC UX-P550 Instructions Manual

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  • Page 2 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.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Introduction ... 2 Precautions ...2 How to Read This Manual...2 Getting Started... 3 Step 1: Unpack ...3 Step 2: Prepare the Remote Control ...3 Step 3: Hook Up ...4 Selecting the Video Signal ...6 Changing the Scanning Mode ...6 Before Operating the System... 7 Playable Disc Types ...7 Display Indicators...8 Daily Operations—Playback ...
  • Page 4: Introduction

    Precautions Installation • Install in a place which is level, dry and neither too hot nor too cold—between 5°C and 35°C. • Install the System in a location with adequate ventilation to prevent internal heat buildup inside the System. DO NOT install the System in a location near heat sources, or in a place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust or vibration.
  • Page 5: Getting Started

    Step 1 :Unpack the package and check the accessories. Step 2 : Prepare the remote control. Step 3 : Hook up the components such as AM/FM antennas, speakers, etc. (see pages 4 to 6). Finally plug the AC power cord. Now you can operate the System.
  • Page 6: Step 3: Hook Up

    Step : Hook Up If you need more detailed information, see page 6. Illustrations of the input/output terminals below are typical examples. When you connect other components, refer also to their manuals since the terminal names actually printed on the rear may vary. Turn the power off to all components before connections.
  • Page 7 For better FM/AM reception Outdoor FM antenna (not supplied) Disconnect the supplied FM antenna, and connect to an outdoor FM antenna using a 75 Ω wire with coaxial type connector (IEC or DIN45325). FM antenna (supplied) Extend it so that you can obtain the best reception.
  • Page 8: Selecting The Video Signal

    To connect the AM loop antenna 1 Hold 2 Insert • If the AM loop antenna wire or speaker cords are covered with vinyl, remove the vinyl to expose the tip of the antenna by twisting the vinyl. • Make sure the antenna conductors do not touch any other terminals, connecting cords and power cord.
  • Page 9: Before Operating The System

    Before Operating the System Playable Disc Types This unit has been designed to play back the following discs: Disc Type Mark (Logo) DVD Video DVD Audio Video CD (VCD) DIGITAL VIDEO Super Video CD (SVCD) SUPER VIDEO COMPACT Audio CD DIGITAL AUDIO CD-R The System can play back CD-R or CD-RW...
  • Page 10: Display Indicators

    Display Indicators The indications on the display teach you a lot of things while you are operating the System. Before operating the System, be familiar with when and how the indicator illuminates on the display. RANDOM PRGM 1 Rhythm Ax indicator •...
  • Page 11 Indications on the main display while operating a disc While playing back a disc: • DVD Video: Current chapter no. Elapsed playing time • By pressing DISPLAY, you can show the current title and chapter numbers for a few seconds. •...
  • Page 12: Daily Operations-Playback

    Daily Operations 10 keys ENTER TOP MENU 3D PHONIC GROUP/TITLE 4/¢ SHIFT STANDBY/ON DVD/CD VOLUME —Playback In this manual, the operation using the remote control is mainly explained; however, you can use the buttons and controls on the main unit if they have the same (or similar) name and marks.
  • Page 13: Listening To The Radio

    Listening to the Radio To select the band (FM or AM) To tune in to a station While FM or AM is selected... Remote control: Main unit: sec. GROUP/TITLE DOWN Frequency starts changing on the display. When a station (frequency) with sufficient signal strength is tuned in, the frequency stops changing.
  • Page 14: Playing Back A Disc

    Playing Back a Disc Before operating a disc, be familiar how a disc is recorded. • DVD Video comprises of “Titles” which includes “Chapters,” DVD Audio/MP3/WMA/JPEG comprise of “Groups” which includes “Tracks,” and CD/SVCD/VCD comprise of only “Tracks.” • For JPEG playback, see “Operations on the CONTROL Screen”...
  • Page 15 Remote To locate an item directly ONLY You can select a title/chapter/track directly and start playback. • For DVD Video, you can select a title before starting playback, while you can select a chapter after starting playback. Examples: AUDIO SUB TITLE ANGLE To select number 5, press 5.
  • Page 16: Adjustments

    Daily Operations Remote control DVD LEVEL CLOCK/ TIMER ENTER BASS/TREBLE DISPLAY DIMMER SHIFT Main unit BASS /TREBLE —Sound & Other Adjustments Adjusting the Volume You can adjust the volume level from level 0 (VOL MIN) to level 50 (VOL MAX). Remote control: SLEEP A.STANDBY...
  • Page 17: Presetting Automatic Dvd Video Sound Increase Level

    Presetting Automatic DVD Video Sound Remote Increase Level ONLY The DVD Video sound is sometimes recorded at a lower level than for other discs and sources. You can set the increase level for the currently loaded DVD Video, so you do not have to adjust the volume every time you change the source.
  • Page 18: Setting The Clock

    Adjust the parameter. Repeat steps 2 to 3 to adjust other parameters. To erase the screen, press VFP again while holding SHIFT. Remote Setting the Clock ONLY Without setting the built-in clock, you cannot use Daily Timers (see page 31) and Sleep Timer. •...
  • Page 19: Advanced Radio Operations

    Advanced Radio Operations Remote control RDS DISPLAY SELECT – / + SHIFT Receiving FM Stations with RDS Radio Data System (RDS) allows FM stations to send an additional signal along with their regular program signals. • When tuned to an FM station which provides the RDS service, the RDS indicator lights on the display.
  • Page 20: Switching Temporarily To A Program Of Your Choice Automatically

    Start searching. SEARCH (at the same time) Ex. When “NEWS” is selected The receiver searches 30 preset FM stations, stops when it finds the one you have selected, and tunes in to that station. • If no program is found, “NOTFOUND” appears on the display.
  • Page 21 Description of the PTY codes NEWS News. AFFAIRS Topical program expanding or enlarging upon the news—debate, or analysis. INFO Programs the purpose of which is to impart advice in the widest sense. SPORT Programs concerned with any aspect of sports. EDUCATE Educational programs.
  • Page 22: Unique Dvd/Vcd Operations

    Unique DVD/VCD Operations Remote control SUB TITLE AUDIO ZOOM DVD/CD 3 SHIFT Selecting the View Angle While playing back a chapter (of DVD Video) containing multi-view angles, you can view the same scene from different angles. • You can also select the multi-view angles using the on- screen bar (see page 26).
  • Page 23: Selecting The Audio Track

    Select the subtitle language. Ex.: ENGLISH FRENCH ENGLISH FRENCH While playing an SVCD video... SUB TITLE (at the same time) –/4 Selecting the Audio Track For DVD Video: While playing back a chapter containing audio languages, you can select the language to listen to. For DVD Audio: While playing back a track containing audio channels, you can select the audio channel to listen to.
  • Page 24: Special Effect Playback

    Enter the key number. AUDIO SUB TITLE ANGLE ZOOM DVD LEVEL FM MODE PROGRESSIVE Follow the interactive instructions shown on the screen. To cancel the key number entry, press 7. Special Effect Playback Still picture playback. To start still picture play- To resume normal back: playback:...
  • Page 25: Advanced Disc Operations

    Advanced Disc Operations Remote control 10 keys DVD/CD 3 4/¢ SHIFT Main unit DVD/CD 3 4, 7, ¢ Programming the Playing Order— Program Play You can arrange the playing order of the chapters or tracks (up to 99) before you start playback. Before starting playback, activate Program Play.
  • Page 26: Playing At Random-Random Play

    Start playback. Playback starts in the order you DVD/CD have programmed. To skip a step: To pause: GROUP/TITLE To release, press DVD/CD 3. To check the programmed contents Before or after playback... In the reverse order. In the programmed order. •...
  • Page 27: Playing Repeatedly

    Playing Repeatedly Remote ONLY • You can also select the repeat mode using the on-screen bar (see page 27). Repeat Play You can repeat playback. • For DVD Video: While playing... REPEAT A-B REPEAT REP CHAP REP OFF (Canceled) • For DVD Audio: While playing or before playback...
  • Page 28: On-Screen Disc Operations

  • Page 29: Operations Using The On-Screen Bar

    Operations Using the On-screen Bar Ex.: Selecting a subtitle (French) for DVD Video While a disc is selected as the source... Display the on-screen bar with the pull-down menu. ON SCREEN 8.5Mbps TITLE 2 DVD-VIDEO DISC 3 TITLE TITLE 2 DVD-VIDEO 8.5Mbps TIME...
  • Page 30: Time Search

    4 Select the repeat mode you want. Repeats a desired portion (see below). TITLE Repeats the current title. GROUP Repeats the current group. Repeats the disc (except for DVD) or program. CHAPTER* Repeats the current chapter. TRACK* Repeats the current track. Cancels Repeat Play.
  • Page 31: Selecting Browsable Still Pictures

    4 Enter the desired chapter/track number. Examples: AUDIO SUB TITLE ANGLE To select chapter/track 5, press ZOOM DVD LEVEL To select chapter/track 15, FM MODE press 1, then 5. To select chapter/track 30, PROGRESSIVE press 3, then 0. • To correct a misentry, press the 10 keys until the desired number shown in the pop-up window.
  • Page 32 To move the highlight (green) bar between group list and track list: Moves the bar to the track list. Moves the bar to the group list. To select a group/track in the list: Move the highlight bar to a desired item.
  • Page 33: Timer Operations

    Remote control Main unit DAILY TIMER Timer Operations Setting the Timer Using Daily Timer, you can wake up with your favorite music. You can store three Daily Timer settings; however, you can activate only one of the timers at a time. •...
  • Page 34 2 Set the hour then the minute for off-time. 3 Select the playback source—“TUNER FM,” “TUNER AM,” “DISC,” or “AUX.” 4 For “TUNER FM” and “TUNER AM”: Select a preset channel. For “DISC”: Select the title/group number, then the chapter/track number. 5 Select the volume level.
  • Page 35: Setup Menu Operations

    Setup Menu Operations Remote control SHIFT Setup Menu Icons The icon for the selected Setup Menu will be highlighted. Ex.: LANGUAGE Setup Menu is selected. LANGUAGE MENU LANGUAGE ENGLISH AUDIO LANGUAGE ENGLISH SUBTITLE ENGLISH ENGLISH ON SCREEN LANGUAGE SELECT TO SELECT. USE ENTER TO CONFIRM TO EXIT, PRESS [SET UP].
  • Page 36 Finish the setting. ENTER Repeat steps 3 to 4 to set other items on the same Setup Menu. Repeat steps 2 to 4 to set other items on another Setup Menu. To exit from the Setup Menu MENU SET UP (at the same time) LANGUAGE Setup Menu You can select the initial languages for disc playback.
  • Page 37 PICTURE SOURCE You can obtain optimal picture quality by selecting an appropriate option—picture source type (either video source or film source). Select one of the following: AUTO: Normally select this. When playing back a disc containing both video and film sources, the System automatically changes the processing to match it to the picture type (film or video source) of the current chapter.
  • Page 38 D. RANGE COMPRESSION You can compress the dynamic range (the difference between the loudest sound and the softest sound) to enjoy a powerful sound even at a low volume level when listening to Dolby Digital software. This is useful at night. •...
  • Page 39: Restricting The Review-Parental Lock

    Restricting the Review Remote —Parental Lock ONLY You can restrict playback of DVD Video containing violent scenes and those unsuitable for your family members. Once you have set the rating level, such violent scenes (for which a higher level than you set is assigned) may be skipped or changed to another scene (depending on how the disc is programmed).
  • Page 40 To change the setting Display the PARENTAL LOCK submenu. • Follow steps 1 to 4 of “To set Parental Lock.” PA R E N TA L L OC K COUNTRY CODE SET LEVEL _ _ _ _ PASSWORD EXIT SELECT PASSWORD? •••...
  • Page 41: Daily Operations—Sound & Other Adjustments

    Additional Information Learning More about This System Daily Operations—Playback Listening to the Radio: • If you store a new station into an occupied preset number, the previously stored station in that number will be erased. • When you unplug the AC power cord or if a power failure occurs, the preset stations will be erased in a few days.
  • Page 42: Maintenance

    Timer Operations (see pages 31 to 32) • When you unplug the AC power cord or if a power failure occurs, the timer will be canceled. You need to set the clock first, then the timer again. • If you set the Sleep Timer after Daily Timer starts playing the selected source, Daily Timer is canceled.
  • Page 43: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting If you are having a problem with your System, check this list for a possible solution before calling for service. General: Adjustments or settings are suddenly canceled before you finish. There is a time limit. Repeat the procedure again. Operations are disabled.
  • Page 44: Language Code List

    Language Code List Afar Abkhazian Afrikaans Ameharic Arabic Assamese Aymara Azerbaijani Bashkir Byelorussian Bulgarian Bihari Bislama Bengali, Bangla Tibetan Breton Catalan Corsican Czech Welsh Danish Bhutani Greek Esperanto Estonian Basque Persian Finnish Fiji Faroese Frisian Irish Scots Gaelic Galician Guarani Gujarati Hausa Hindi...
  • Page 45: Country/Area Codes List

    Country/Area Codes List √ Andorra United Arab Emirates Afghanistan Antigua and Barbuda Anguilla Albania Armenia Netherlands Antilles Angola Antarctica Argentina American Samoa Austria Australia Aruba Azerbaijan Bosnia and Herzegovina Barbados Bangladesh Belgium Burkina Faso Bulgaria Bahrain Burundi Benin Bermuda Brunei Darussalam Bolivia Brazil Bahamas...
  • Page 46: Dvd Optical Digital Out Signals

    Nepal Nauru Niue New Zealand Oman Panama Peru French Polynesia Papua New Guinea Philippines Pakistan Poland Saint Pierre and Miquelon Pitcairn Puerto Rico Portugal Palau Paraguay Qatar Réunion Romania Russian Federation Rwanda Saudi Arabia Solomon Islands Seychelles Sudan DVD OPTICAL DIGITAL OUT Signals DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT Playback disc...
  • Page 47: Specifications

    Specifications Amplifier section Output Power: HIGH: 40 W (20 W + 20 W) at 4 Ω (10% THD) 80 W LOW: 40 W (20 W + 20 W) at 4 Ω (10% THD) Audio Input AUX: Digital output: DVD OPTICAL DIGITAL OUT: –21 dBm to –15 dBm (660 nm ±30 nm) Video output: Color system:PAL (interlaced/progressive)
  • Page 48: 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. ✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮...