Kenwood DVF-3400 Instruction Manual

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  • Page 1 DVD/VCD/CD PLAYER DVF-3400 INSTRUCTION MANUAL © B60-5680-08/00 (K, E, X) KW...
  • Page 2: Before Applying Power

    Before applying power Caution: Read this page carefully to ensure safe operation. Units are designed for operation as follows. U.S.A., Canada and US-Military ...AC 110 - 240 V Information on Disposal of Old Electrical and Electronic Equipment (applicable for EU countries that have adopted separate waste collection systems) Products with the symbol (crossed- out wheeled bin) cannot be disposed as house-...
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Caution: Read this page carefully to ensure safe operation. Read Instructions – All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the product is operated. Retain Instructions – The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference. Heed Warnings –...
  • Page 4: Accessories

    If any accessories are missing, or if the unit is damaged or fails to operate, notify your dealer immediately. If the unit was shipped to you directly, notify your shipper immediately. Kenwood recommends that you retain the original carton and packing materials in case you need to move or ship the unit in the future.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Special features • Higher video quality than S-VHS video and LaserDisc • Higher audio quality than music CD • Graphical User Interface (G.U.I.) • MPEG1 , MPEG2 fi les, DivX ® video playback • MP3, WMA and JPEG fi les playback This document classifies the applications of each feature using the following marks.
  • Page 6: Discs Information

    Discs information Types of playable discs The system this unit is using does not only play music from CD but can also play the discs listed below to offer you high-quality enter- tainment of video of movies and live concerts. DVD VIDEO Playable Disc (DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW)
  • Page 7: Region Codes

    Region Codes Every player of this model has a certain region code assigned to it based on the country where the player is used. When the player is used to play back DVD VIDEO discs, it can only play the DVD VIDEO discs carrying the region codes matching the region code of the player.
  • Page 8: Playable Files With This Unit

    Playable files with this unit File Specifications Category / Item Extension MOVIE [file size : 4GB (Max.)] MPEG1 .MPG, .MPEG MPEG2 .MPG, .MPEG DivX® VIDEO * .AVI, .DIVX MUSIC [file size : 4GB (Max.)] MPEG Audio .MP3 WMA (ver. 7) .WMA WMA (ver.
  • Page 9: Video Formats

    Video formats The TV picture display and disc signal systems can be divided roughly into two TV formats (NTSC and PAL). They are variable depending on countries and areas. This unit has a function for changing the video format accord- ing to the TV type.
  • Page 10: For Your Information

    For Your Information Handling of disc Handling of disc Handling precautions Hold a disc taking care not to touch the played surface. Notes on CD-R/CD-RW discs If the CD-R or CD-RW disc in use has a printable label sur- face, the disc may be unable to be taken out of the system due to sticking of the label surface.
  • Page 11: Connections

    SCART *SCART cable (Commercially available) Note: Make sure the DVD player is connected directly to the TV and not to a VCR, otherwise the DVD image could be distorted by the copy protec- tion system. Caution for connection Do not plug the power cord into the power outlet until all other connections are completed.
  • Page 12 Connections Connecting to a TV with Component input terminal Connecting to a TV with Component input terminal Component cords (Commercially available) English Refer to "TV Output Select (only for Europe)" on page 17. Video cord Audio cord Rear panel example (for Europe)
  • Page 13 Amplifier equipped with 2-channel analog stereo or Dolby Pro Logic II / Pro Logic: Connect the left and right AUDIO OUT jacks on the DVD player to the audio left and right IN jacks on your amplifier, receiver, or stereo system, using the audio cords.
  • Page 14: Controls And Indicators

    Controls and Indicators Main unit Standby mode At the time of power off with the power cord inserted into a power outlet, a small amount of power is supplied to the system to back up the memory. This status is referred to as the standby mode.
  • Page 15: Insert Batteries

    REPEAT key (See page 24.) Repeats playback. A-B key (See page 25.) Repeats sequence from point A to point B. MARKER key (See page 27.) Marks any point during playback. SEARCH key (See page 27.) Displays Marker Search menu. OPEN/CLOSE 0 key (See page 23.) Opens or closes the disc tray.
  • Page 16: Set Up Functions

    Set Up functions Preparation for Set Up POWER POWER 1 Press the [POWER] key to power on. 2 Set Video Format according to the connected TV type. (Refer to "To select TV Type" on page 9.) • If the video formats of the disc and TV do not match, press and hold [ 8 ] key for more than 5 seconds to be able to select a TV type (PAL, NTSC or AUTO).
  • Page 17: Language

    Progressive Scan If you are using the COMPONENT VIDEO jacks, but are con- necting the DVD Player to a standard (analog) television, set Progressive Scan to "Off". If you are using the COMPONENT VIDEO jacks for connection to a TV or monitor that is compatible with a progressive scan signal, set Progressive Scan to "On".
  • Page 18: Lock (Parental Control)

    Set Up functions Sample Freq. (Frequency) If your receiver or amplifier is NOT capable of handling 96 kHz signals, select 48 kHz. When this choice is made, this unit auto- matically converts any 96 kHz signals to 48 kHz so your system can decode them.
  • Page 19: Others

    OTHERS Set Playback Control (PBC) to On or Off. On: Video CDs with PBC are played according to the PBC. Off: PBC is switched off and normal playback is made. B.L.E. (Black Level Expansion) To select the black level of playback pictures. Set your preference and monitor’s ability.
  • Page 20: Hierarchical Structure Of Vcd Menus (P.b.c. Function)

    Set Up functions Hierarchical structure of VCD menus (P.B.C. function) When an item is selected on the menu screen during playback of a P.B.C.-compatible VCD, another menu with more details items may be displayed. When a number of menus are connect- ed in multiple layers in this way, it is said that the menus have a hierarchical structure.
  • Page 21: Dvd Menu Language Code List

    DVD menu language code list Language Code Language Abkhazian 6566 Fiji Afar 6565 Finnish Afrikaans 6570 French Albanian 8381 Frisian Ameharic 6577 Galician Arabic 6582 Georgian Armenian 7289 German Assamese 6583 Greek Aymara 6588 Greenlandic Azerbaijani 6590 Guarani Bashkir 6665 Gujarati Basque 6985...
  • Page 22: Basic Playback Of Disc

    Basic playback of disc On screen display The on-screen Banner Display contains many playback features. To see the Banner Display, press [ON SCREEN] key while a disc is playing. Use the Cursor up/down [ 5 / ∞ ] keys to move through the different features in the Banner Display.
  • Page 23: Basic Play

    Basic play Label side POWER POWER OPEN/CLOSE TOP MENU MENU ENTER 1 Press the [POWER] key to power on. 2 Press the [ 0 ] key to open the tray. 3 Place a disc. 4 Start playback. To start playback of DVD video, au- To start playback of DVD video, au- dio CD or VCD dio CD or VCD...
  • Page 24: Disc Playback Features

    Basic playback of disc Disc playback features Notes: • You won't hear the sound (audio) on the DVD, VCD and DivX when you're using the Skip, Search, Step or Slow motion fea- tures. • Playback features are not available during the opening credits of a movie.
  • Page 25: A-B Repeat Play

    A-B Repeat play The A-B repeat function lets you mark a segment to repeat between the beginning "A" and the end "B" of the segment you want to replay. 1 Press the [A-B] key when you want to choose a scene (sound) as the beginning point.
  • Page 26: Movie Disc Playback

    Basic playback of disc To repeat program play To repeat program play During program playback, press the [REPEAT] key. Each press switches the selection. 1 "TRACK" : repeats the current track or file. 2 "ALL" : repeats all the tracks (files) on programmed list. 3 Goes off (repeat off) Note: If you press [ ¢...
  • Page 27: Select Audio Language

    P.B.C. on mode of VCD, the Selecting a Track function may not work. (See page 20.) Select Audio Language If the disc was created with different language tracks, you can use the [AUDIO] key to temporarily change the DVD player’s Au- dio setting. AUDIO During playback, press the [AUDIO] key.
  • Page 28: Select Camera Angle

    Movie disc playback Select Camera angle Some disc contains multiple angles particular scene or se- quence. If the disc only has one angle, this feature won’t work. When you are playing a DVD disc contains scenes recorded dif- ferent camera angles, the angle indicator will blink on the TV screen.
  • Page 29: Time Search

    Time Search To start playing at any chosen time on the disc. Numeric keys 1 During playback, press the [ON SCREEN] key. 2 Press Cursor up/down [ 5 / ∞ ] keys to select the time clock icon. Time clock icon •...
  • Page 30: Music Disc Playback

    Music disc playback AUDIO REPEAT Using the TV screen to start playback Once you insert an audio CD , MP3 or WMA disc a menu appears on the TV screen. Audio CD menu MP3/WMA menu Press the Cursor up/down [ 5 / ∞ ] keys to select a track then press [ £...
  • Page 31: Photo Files Playback (Jpeg Files Only)

    Photo files playback (JPEG files only) RETURN ZOOM To start playback Once you insert an audio JPEG disc a menu appears on the TV screen. 1 Press the Cursor up/down [ 5 / ∞ ] keys to select a folder then press the [ENTER] key. 2 A list of files in the folder appears.
  • Page 32: Troubleshooting

    The microprocessor may fall into malfunction (impossibility to operate erroneous display, etc.) when the power cord is unplugged while power is ON or due to an external factor. In this case, switch off the power, wait for several seconds, and then switch the power on again. DVD player unit Symptom The system cannot be switched ON.
  • Page 33 Symptom The voice or subtitle language selected in the initial setting is not played. Menu screen messages are not shown in the desired language. A VCD cannot be played using menus. Remote control unit Symptom Remote control operation is not pos- sible.
  • Page 34: Specifications

    Specifications [Type] System ...DVD video player Laser ... Semiconductor laser [Audio Block] Frequency response Sampling frequency ; 44.1 kHz... 8 Hz ~ 20 kHz Sampling frequency ; 48 kHz ... 8 Hz ~ 22 kHz Sampling frequency ; 96 kHz ... 8 Hz ~ 44 kHz Signal to noise ratio ...
  • Page 35 English...
  • Page 36 For your records Record the serial number, found on the back of the unit, in the spaces designated on the warranty card, and in the space provided below. Refer to the model and serial numbers whenever you call upon your dealer for information or service on this product.