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Toshiba BDX5500KU Symbio User Manual

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User's Guide: BDX5500KU
If you need assistance:
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Owner's Record
The model number and serial number are on the under side of your player. Print
out this page and write these numbers in the spaces below. Refer to these numbers
whenever you communicate with your Toshiba dealer about this equipment.
Model name
Serial number
"Troubleshooting" on page 42
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  • Page 1: Disc Player

    The model number and serial number are on the under side of your player. Print out this page and write these numbers in the spaces below. Refer to these numbers whenever you communicate with your Toshiba dealer about this equipment. Model name...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    ....................40 ® Watching movies with Dailymotion ..................40 Browsing photos with Picasa ....................40 Troubleshooting ................................Maintenance ................................. Glossary ............................45 Specifications ............................ 48 License Information ......................... 49 TOSHIBA AMERICA INFORMATION SYSTEMS, INC. IS REFERENCED THROUGHOUT THIS DOCUMENT AS “TOSHIBA”.
  • Page 3: Safety Precautions

  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    • on a bed, sofa, rug or similar surface; product at all times. • too close to drapes, curtains, or walls; or Always use the TOSHIBA AC adapter that • in a confined space such as a bookcase, was provided with the product, or use AC...
  • Page 5 If you experience such issues, If you feel eye fatigue or other discomfort • please refer to for from viewing 3D video images, stop information on the availability of firmware viewing and take a rest until the condition updates that may resolve your problem, or is eliminated.
  • Page 6 While watching the 3D video, all analog • component and composite signals are blocked automatically. All 3D signals are output only, using an • ® HDMI cable through the HDMI OUT port. As the video resolution in 3D play mode •...
  • Page 7 Federal Communications Commission Statement FCC Compliance Statement This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
  • Page 8 PRECAUTIONS Notes on handling Notes on cleaning When shipping the unit, the original shipping Use a soft, dry cloth for cleaning. • carton and packing materials come in handy. For stubborn dirt, soak the cloth in a weak • For maximum protection, repack the unit as detergent solution, wring well and wipe.
  • Page 9: Notes On Discs

    On Safety When you use the unit in a room where you • just turned on the heater, or a place where the cold wind from the air conditioner Do not handle the AC power cord with wet directly hits the unit. hands and do not put your fingers or objects In summer, when you use the player in a •...
  • Page 10 Trademarks Symbio is a registered trademark of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. The terms HDMI and HDMI High-Definition AVCHD Related Logos are trademarks of Multimedia Interface, and the HDMI Logo are Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation. trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI...
  • Page 11 © 2014 by Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Under the copyright laws, this guide cannot be reproduced in any form without the prior written permission of Toshiba. No patent liability is assumed, however, with respect to the use of the information contained herein.
  • Page 12: Introduction

    Introduction Introduction Safety icons This guide contains safety instructions that must be observed to avoid potential hazards that could result in personal injuries, damage to your equipment, or loss of data. These safety cautions have been classified according to the seriousness of the risk, and icons highlight these instructions as follows: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
  • Page 13 Introduction Feature highlights High-Definition Watch a high-definition content disc with HDTV (High Definition Television). Connect it through ® a high speed HDMI cable. You can enjoy excellent picture quality up to 1080p resolution with the frame rate of 24 frames per second with progressive scan output. BD-Live ®...
  • Page 14 Introduction Pop up menu Some Blu-ray videos have pop-up menu which is a navigation menu that can be called up and be operated on the TV screen without interrupting the playback. You can call up the pop-up menu by pressing POP UP MENU or TOP MENU on the remote. Contents in the pop-up menu vary depending on the disc.
  • Page 15: Symbio ® Streaming Media And Universal Disc Player Controls

    ® Symbio Streaming Media and Universal Disc Player controls ® Symbio Streaming Media and Universal Disc Player controls Front panel (Sample Illustration) Front panel connections NO. Control Function Disc slot Inserts a disc label-side up into the disc slot. Receives the IR signal from the remote control. IR Sensor Ejects the disc from the disc slot.
  • Page 16: Learning About The Remote Control

    Using the Remote Control Learning about the Remote Control Remote control buttons ® Only the buttons used to operate the player are described in this section. For the HDMI ® CEC Control” on page 31. Control functions, see “HDMI REMOTE SIGNAL EMITTER Stops playback and eject the disc •...
  • Page 17: Installing The Batteries

    Using the Remote Control Installing the batteries Install the batteries (AAAx2), matching the polarity indicated inside battery compartment of the remote control. Slide the battery cover down. (Sample Illustration) Remote control - Opening the battery cover Insert two AAA batteries. Make sure to match the polarity marks (+/ ) on the batteries to the marks indicated in the battery compartment.
  • Page 18 be used for an extended period of time. This prevents battery acid from leaking into the battery compartment. Using the Remote Control Using the remote control For optimum performance, aim the remote control directly at the player and make sure there are no obstructions between the remote control and the player.
  • Page 19: Symbio ® Streaming Media And Universal Disc Player Connections

    ® Symbio Streaming Media and Universal Disc Player connections ® Symbio Streaming Media and Universal Disc Player controls It is important to connect the player to the Internet and AV devices first, before connecting the player to AC power. Connecting to a TV Connect a HDMI ®...
  • Page 20: Connecting To Your Home Network

    ® Symbio Streaming Media and Universal Disc Player connections Connecting to your home network Your Symbio Streaming Media and Universal Disc Player can be connected to your home network: ® Using a wired network provides the best performance because the attached device and player are connected directly to the network and are not subject to radio frequency interference.
  • Page 21: Connecting Usb Device

    USB device before loading the disc. Otherwise, the disc may not play. TOSHIBA does not guarantee 100% compatibility with all USB devices. Internet access is required for BD-Live to download bonus content.
  • Page 22: Blu-Ray Disc Tm Playback

    Blu-ray Disc playback Blu-ray Disc™ playback Before you play a disc in the player, read the following information. Cinavia Notice This product uses Cinavia technology to limit the use of unauthorized copies of some commercially-produced film and videos and their soundtracks. When a prohibited use of an unauthorized copy is detected, a message will be displayed and playback or copying will be interrupted.
  • Page 23: Region Codes

    Blu-ray Disc™ playback Playable files: Media: AVCHD™ DVD-RW/-R, USB BD-RE/-R, DVD-RW/-R, CD-RW/-R, USB ® Windows Media Audio JPEG MPEG2-PS/TS This player cannot play disc content that is protected by Windows Media ® Digital Rights Management (DRM). Region codes This player has been designed to play back Blu-ray video with region “A”...
  • Page 24: Setting Up The Player

    Blu-ray Disc™ playback Setting up the player Find the correct viewing input Press the button to turn on this product. Turn on the TV and switch to the correct video-in input (refer to the TV user’s manual for instructions on how to select the correct input). Initial Setting When you turn on this unit for the first time, or restore all settings to factory defaults, the system will prompt you to perform the initial setup.
  • Page 25 Blu-ray Disc™ playback To eject the disc, press the button. Pause playback Press the button to pause playback. The sound will be muted. Press the button to resume the playback. Still Off Press the button to continue to playback when in still off mode. Stop playback Press the button once to go to resume mode, the TV screen will show the resume logo.
  • Page 26: Advanced Playback

    Blu-ray Disc™ playback Step Forward Use this feature to help you to enjoy the video frame by frame. Press the button during normal playback, then playback will change to pause state. Press the button repeatedly to advance the picture frame by frame. Press the button to resume normal playback.
  • Page 27 Blu-ray Disc™ playback BOOKMARK During playback, press the BOOKMARK button to add the bookmark; press and hold for a few seconds to display the list of bookmarks that were previously added on the screen, then you can press the OK button to select the bookmark or the CLEAR button to delete the bookmark. During video playback, press the PIC button to display the Picture Setting menu.
  • Page 28 Blu-ray Disc™ playback The on screen control contains following items: Title: The title in current playback/titles in total. Select your desired title to play. Chapter: The chapter in the current playback/chapters in total. Select your desired chapter to playback. Time: View the elapsed/remaining playback time of title/chapter. Use the button to view: the ...
  • Page 29: Playing Mp3/Jpeg/Mpeg4 Files

    Blu-ray Disc™ playback Playing MP3/JPEG/MPEG4 files You can play MP3/JPEG/MPEG4 files that have been recorded on a disc or a USB device on the player. Load a disc or insert a USB device that contains MP3/JPEG/MPEG4 files. button to select Video, Music, or Photo, and then press OK. On the setup screen, press the ...
  • Page 30: Customizing

    Customizing Customizing ® This section describes the various setting options of this Symbio Streaming Media and Universal Disc Player. If the setup option is greyed out, it means the setting cannot be changed at the current state. Press the SETTING button in stop mode to display the setup screen. Press OK to enter the Setting menu.
  • Page 31: System Setting

    Turns On or Off the disc automatic playback switching mode. On: The disc playback automatically after loading. Off: Turn off disc auto play mode. This feature uses CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) technology and allows you to control Toshiba ® ®...
  • Page 32: Network Setting

    Customizing Off: Disables HDMI ® CEC features. Factory Reset Resets all settings of the player to initial default state. - Follow the instructions on the TV screen to confirm the default setting operation. ® Factory Reset removes all user settings, including NetFlix (and other app/content service provider) account information, Youtube customizations, web browser bookmarks.
  • Page 33 External Control Setting Device name: You can change to your desired device name. The player default device name is TOSHIBA-BD-PL, maximum 15 characters. User Name: You can change to your desired user name. The player default user name is ROOT, maximum 16 characters.
  • Page 34: Language Setting

    Customizing Media Server Search The Media Server Search function enables you to connect with other devices for resource sharing See "Media Server Search" on page 37 based on a network. for details. Language Setting This setting allows you to choose the language for your on-screen menus and screens. In the Setting menu, use the button to select Language and press OK.
  • Page 35: Information Setting

    Customizing Rated discs above the level you set in [Parental Control] require a password to be entered. The ratings are country dependent. To allow all discs to play, select 'Off'. Information Setting In the Setting menu, use the button to select Information and press OK. ...
  • Page 36 Customizing TV Screen Select the screen format according to how you want the picture to appear on the TV. 16:9 Full: For a disc with the aspect ratio of 4:3, the output video is stretched into 16:9 full screen. 16:9 Normal: For a disc with the aspect ratio of 4:3, the output video is resized vertically to match what will be seen on the display.
  • Page 37: Network Functional Description

    Miracast compatible function to On and search for the “TOSHIBA BDPL” from the list of discovered devices and select it. On the player, the connection confirming screen is displayed, then select OK to accept the connection. It may take the player and the Miracast compatible device a few seconds to connect.
  • Page 38: Navigating The Eportal Menu

    Apps, Internet,Videos, Music, Photos, Portal Settings and others. When you first entered to the ePortal menu, you will be prompted by the setup wizard for account set up under Toshiba Cloud Service. Follow the on-screen setup instructions and customize your preferences.
  • Page 39: Watching Movies With Netflix

    ® If you are not a Netflix member: Select no. Read the instructions displayed on the TV screen, and visit from your PC. Sign up to create your account, then select “I’m now a member”. ® If you are a Netflix member, select sign in.
  • Page 40: Watching Movies With Youtube Tm

    Network functional description. Watching movies with YouTube This service enables you to use the following services provided by YouTube button on the remote control or select Portal in the setup screen to display Press the the ePortal Home. Use the buttons to select YouTube icon, and press OK.
  • Page 41 Network functional description. Enter your user name using the virtual keyboard, and press the OK button while [Login] is selected on the screen. Enter the password using the virtual keyboard, and press the OK button while [Login] is selected on the screen. Your web album is displayed on the screen.
  • Page 42: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Troubleshooting If you experience any of the following difficulties while using this unit, check the list below before consulting your nearest TOSHIBA dealer. Problem: Solution: No power Check if the AC adapter is properly connected. Unplug the AC adapter once, and wait for approximately 5-10 seconds and then plug it in again.
  • Page 43 Maintenance Clean the disc. Cannot play back a disc. Ensure the disc label is facing up. Check if the disc is defective by trying another disc. Cancel the ratings control or change the control level. Insert a correct disc that can be played back on this unit. Check the settings in the Parental menu.
  • Page 44: Maintenance

    If this unit becomes inoperative, do not try to correct the problem by yourself. There are no user- serviceable parts inside. Turn off, unplug the power plug, and please go to to view the standard limited warranty documentation for your product. Here you will find information on how to obtain warranty service on your product.
  • Page 45: Glossary

    Glossary Glossary Aspect ratio Aspect ratio refers to the length to height ratio of TV screens. The ratio of a standard TV is 4:3, while the ratio of a high definition or wide TV is 16:9. The letterbox allows you to enjoy a picture with a wider perspective on a standard 4:3 screen.
  • Page 46 Glossary Dolby TrueHD ® Dolby TrueHD is a lossless coding technology developed for next generation optical discs. Blu-ray Disc supports 7.1 multi-channel surround sound output. ® is a multi-channel surround sound system. By connecting to DTS decoder, you can enjoy ®...
  • Page 47 Glossary A file format with a sound data compression system. MP3 is the abbreviation of Motion Picture Experts Group 1 (or MPEG-1) Audio Layer 3. With the MP3 format, one CD-R or CD-RW can contain about 10 times more data than a regular CD. Pulse Code Modulation.
  • Page 48: Specifications

    Internet connection, firmware update and/or additonal bandwidth. Third party Internet services are not provided by Toshiba, may change or be discontinued at any time and may be subject to third party restrictions. Toshiba makes no warranties, representations, or assurances about the content, availability or functionality of third-party content or services.
  • Page 49: License Information

    Streaming Media and ® Universal Disc Player, or made available by downloading or otherwise to you by Toshiba in whatever form or media, will constitute your acceptance of these terms, unless separate terms are provided by the software supplier or Toshiba inthe documentation accompanying the Symbio Streaming Media ®...
  • Page 50 Toshiba, and its licensors, reserve the right to change, suspend, remove, or disable access to any Services at any time without notice. In no event will Toshiba be liable for the removal of or disabling of access to any such Services. Toshiba may also impose limits on the use of or access to certain Services, in any case and without notice or liability.
  • Page 51 Article 8 Termination of License In the event that you fail to comply with any of the terms and conditions contained herein, Toshiba shall have the right to immediately terminate this Agreement without any notification to you. Upon termination of this Agreement, you shall cease all use of the Software and destroy all copies, in whole and/or in part.
  • Page 52 However, some of the software components distributed under an EULA are made available for use by the user on the assumption that they are not copyrighted or warranted by TOSHIBA or any third party. These software components are licensed to the user free of charge and therefore not covered by any warranty within the scope of the applicable laws.
  • Page 53 License Information OSS project URL OSS name OSS version OSS license udhcpc GPLv2 0.9.8cvs20050303-3 ads/0.9.8cvs20050303-3/ net-tools GPLv2 1.60 iew/6.3/basicnet/net-tools.html iproute2 2.6.38 GPLv2 /iproute/ mcr-tcpdump 4.3.0 dibbler 0.8.0 GPLv2 sysvinit 2.88dsf GPLv2 vinit module-init-tools GPLv2 3.12 hp/Main_Page...
  • Page 54 License Information OSS project URL OSS version OSS license OSS name libusb-compat 0.1.2 LGPLv2.1 bCompat0.1 Wireless Tools GPLv2 Tourrilhes/Linux/Tools.html Unicode Unicode_Bidirecti Bidirectional enceCpp/ onal_Algorithm.txt Algorithm HarfBuzz HarfBuzz.txt are/HarfBuzz DirectFB 1.2.7 LGPLv2.1 Fusion 8.2.0 GPLv2 SaWMan 1.4.0...
  • Page 55 OSS license nmbd 2.2.12 GPLv2 4.2.6 ntfsprogs GPLv2 5.0.3 cpio libelf 0.8.13 GPLv2 live555 2011.06.12 LGPL V2 wpa_supplicant 0.8.x WPASupplicant. libnl 1.0-pre7 GPLv2 iew/svn/basicnet/libnl.html © 2014 Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.

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