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Panasonic SC-PTX5 Operation Manual

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Operations Guide
Region number
The player plays DVD-Video marked with labels
containing the region number "2" or "ALL".

Operating Instructions

DVD Home Theater Sound System

Dolby Virtual Speaker

Enjoy surround sound effect
with a variety of sources.
USB connectivity
High-quality picture
HDMI capability, Advanced
progressive scan and more.
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this
product, please read the instructions completely.
Please keep this manual for future reference.
"EB" on the packaging indicates the United Kingdom.
Model No.


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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Operations Guide Operating Instructions DVD Home Theater Sound System SC-PTX5 Model No. OPEN CLOSE SELECTOR TUNING SA-PTX3 MUSIC PORT Region number Dolby Virtual Speaker The player plays DVD-Video marked with labels containing the region number “2” or “ALL”. Enjoy surround sound effect Example: with a variety of sources.
  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

    Dear customer Thank you for purchasing this product. For optimum System SC-PTX5 performance and safety, please read these instructions This unit SA-PTX5 carefully. Front speakers SB-HFX5 Operations in these instructions are described Subwoofer SB-HW750 mainly with the remote control, but you can perform the operations on this unit if the controls are the same.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Safety precautions ....2 step 4 Presetting the radio stations . . . 8 Accessories ......4 Confirming the preset channels .
  • Page 4: Caution For Ac Mains Lead

    Remove the connector cover. ≥ All enquiries transactions and distribution facilities are How to replace the fuse provided directly by Panasonic UK Ltd. The location of the fuse differ according to the type of AC ≥ It couldn’t be simpler! mains plug (figures A and B).
  • Page 5 step Positioning This unit comes equipped with a Dolby Virtual Speaker circuit installed. Using just the supplied speakers and the subwoofer, and by reproducing acoustic effects very similar to 5.1ch surround, you can enjoy a true “home theater” experience even within a limited space. How you set up your speakers can affect the bass and the sound field.
  • Page 6 step Basic connections Turn off all equipment before connection and read the appropriate operating instructions. Do not connect the AC mains lead until all other connections are complete. FRONT (L) FRONT (R) Insert the wire fully. i: White j: Blue Push! FM indoor antenna (included)
  • Page 7 Television (not included) BE SURE TO READ THE CAUTION FOR THE AC MAINS LEAD ON PAGE 4 BEFORE CONNECTION. To household mains socket (AC 230–240 V, 50 Hz) § Scart cable AC mains lead (not included) (included) This unit AC IN §...
  • Page 8: Confirming The Preset Channels

    step Preparing the remote control ∫ Batteries Do not: ≥ mix old and new batteries. Insert so the poles (i and j) match those in the ≥ use different types at the same time. remote control. ≥ heat or expose to flame. ≥...
  • Page 9: Step 5 Performing Quick Setup

    step Performing QUICK SETUP The QUICK SETUP screen assists you to make necessary settings. To display the picture, turn on the television and select the appropriate video input (e.g. VIDEO 1, AV 1, etc.) to suit the connections to this unit. ≥...
  • Page 10: Control Reference Guide

    Control reference guide See page references in parentheses. Television operations Aim the remote control at the Panasonic television and press the button. [Í TV]: Turn the television on/off [TV/AV]: Change the television’s video input mode [r, s]: Adjust the television volume ≥...
  • Page 11 OPEN CLOSE SELECTOR TUNING SA-PTX3 MUSIC PORT DVD HOME THEATER SOUND SYSTEM When opening and closing the front cover, be careful not to touch the standby/on switch [Í/I]. ∫ / -TUNE MODE / —FM MODE Standby/on switch [Í/I] Press to switch the unit from on to standby mode or Stop playing (14)/Select the tuning mode (8, 30) vice versa.
  • Page 12: Discs That Can Be Played

    Discs that can be played Commercial discs Indicated in these Disc Logo Remarks instructions by [DVD-V] DVD-Video High quality movie and music discs [DVD-A] §1 DVD-Audio High fidelity music discs Music discs with video [VCD] Video CD Including SVCD (Conforming to IEC62107) [CD] Music discs —...
  • Page 13 DVD-R/RW “.asf” (ASF standard)/MPEG4 (Simple Profile) video system/G.726 audio CD-R/RW system] recorded with Panasonic SD multi cameras or DVD recorders with this unit. ≥ The recording date may differ from that of the actual date. [DivX] ≥ Plays all versions of DivX DVD-RAM “.DIVX”...
  • Page 14: Basic Play

    Basic play To display the picture, turn on the television and select the appropriate video input mode (e.g. VIDEO 1, AV 1, etc.) to suit the connections to this unit. ≥ To select your television’s video input mode, refer to its operating instructions. Using this unit SELECTOR Power on.
  • Page 15 If you are experiencing problems, refer to troubleshooting (➜ page 37 to 40). Using the remote control [DVD-VR] [DVD-A] [DVD-V] This unit automatically One touch [VCD] [CD] turns on and starts playing play e.g. To select 12: the disc in the tray. [S10] ➜...
  • Page 16: Convenient Functions

    Displaying current playback QUICK OSD Press [SUBTITLE] to select “On” or “Off”. condition ≥ Subtitle on/off information cannot be recorded using Press [QUICK OSD]. Panasonic DVD Recorders. Basics ------------------------------------------------------------> Details ^------ off (No on-screen display),-----b AUDIO Changing soundtracks ∫ Basics...
  • Page 17: Changing The Zoom Ratio

    All group play ZOOM Changing the zoom ratio [DVD-A] Press [1 PLAY]. This feature expands a letterbox picture to fit the screen. All Group Playback Press [ZOOM] to select the preset aspect ratio or “Auto”. Press PLAY to start [DVD-A] (motion picture part) [DVD-VR] [DVD-V] [VCD] Auto, 4:3 Standard, European Vista,...
  • Page 18: Playing Data Discs Using Navigation Menus

    Playing data discs using navigation menus ∫ Using the submenu 1 While Navigation Menu (➜ left) is displayed Press [FUNCTIONS]. Numbered 2 Press [3, 4] to select an item and press [ENTER]. buttons Items shown differ depending on the type of disc. SLOW/SEARCH Multi Groups and contents are displayed.
  • Page 19: About Divx Vod Content

    Playing a playlist Playing HighMAT discs MENU [WMA] [MP3] [JPEG] This works only when the disc contains a playlist. Press [PLAY LIST]. Press [TOP MENU]. ≥ To exit the screen, press [PLAY LIST]. ≥ To exit the screen, press [∫ STOP]. e.g.
  • Page 20 Using on-screen menus Show the Main menu. Select the menu. Select Go to the next menu e.g. [DVD-V] Numbered buttons Functions CANCEL Title 1 English Register Chapter 3/10 2 French Time 0:24:31 3 Spanish Return to the PLAY Audio 1 English previous menu Subtitle 3 Spanish...
  • Page 21: Play Menu

    Other Settings Items shown differ depending on the type of disc. [DVD-A] (motion picture part) [DVD-VR] [DVD-V] To select suitable picture quality with your television To change play speed (Video recordings will be converted to, and – from “k0.6” to “k1.4” output as, high-definition video.) ≥...
  • Page 22: Display Menu

    Using on-screen menus Other Settings ∫ Picture Menu ∫ Display Menu (Continued) [JPEG] On ,------. Off When you select “Auto” the constructing Information method of the DivX contents is Subtitle Position 0 to s60 (in 2 unit steps) automatically distinguished and output. If Auto, 0 to s7 Source Subtitle...
  • Page 23 Items shown differ depending on the type of disc. ∫ Other Menu Confirming HDMI information Setup (➜ page 24) e.g. Play as DVD-Video To play DVD-Video contents of Connection status DVD-Audio Play as DVD-Audio Select “Play as DVD-Video”. HDMI Status --- HDMI is connected. To use functions for data discs HDMI Information (➜...
  • Page 24: Changing The Player Settings

    Changing the player settings Show the Setup menu. SETUP Setting Item Setup Disc English Audio Video Subtitle Automatic Audio Menus English HDMI Numbered Display Advanced Disc Review Intro Mode Others Ratings Level 8 buttons to exit to select and press ENTER RETURN Menu...
  • Page 25 QUICK SETUP enables successive settings of the items in the shaded area. ∫ “Video” menu ≥ 4:3 Pan&Scan : Regular aspect television (4:3) TV Aspect Choose the setting to suit your The sides of the widescreen picture are cut off so it fills the television and preference.
  • Page 26 Changing the player settings ∫ “Audio” menu ≥ Up to 48 kHz : When connected to equipment compatible with 44.1 or 48 kHz PCM Digital Output ≥ Up to 96 kHz: When connected to equipment compatible with 88.2 or 96 kHz Check the digital input limitations of the equipment you connect –...
  • Page 27 QUICK SETUP enables successive settings of the items in the shaded area. ∫ “Display” menu ≥ English ≥Français ≥Español ≥Deutsch Menu Language ≥ Italiano ≥Nederlands ≥Svenska ≥Polski ≥ On ≥Off On-Screen Messages ≥ Black ≥Grey Background during Play Select background during JPEG, MPEG4 and DivX video playback.
  • Page 28: Using The Viera Link "hdavi Control

    VIERA Link “HDAVI Control” is a convenient function that – HDMI input mode for the home theater system, the offers linked operations of this unit, and a Panasonic home theater system will automatically switch to television (VIERA) under “HDAVI Control”. You can use §...
  • Page 29: Speaker Control

    Speaker control VIERA Link Control only with TV’s remote control (for “HDAVI Control 2”) You can select whether audio is output from the home theater system or the television speakers by using the You can control the disc menus of the home theater television menu settings.
  • Page 30: Using The Fm Radio

    Using the FM radio ∫ If noise is excessive Press and hold [—FM MODE] e.g. Display on this unit to display “MONO”. Numbered Press and hold [—FM MODE] again to cancel the mode. buttons ≥ The mode is also cancelled when you change the frequency.
  • Page 31: Using Sound Effects

    Using sound effects Adjusting the amount of bass: SUBWOOFER LEVEL Subwoofer level You can adjust the amount of bass. The unit automatically selects the most suitable setting according to the type of playback source. Press [SUBWOOFER LEVEL]. (Settings can be confirmed on the display or the television screen.) You can select the level from “SUB W 1”...
  • Page 32: Operating Other Equipment

    Operating other equipment Using the iPod Use an optional SH-PD10 Panasonic Universal Dock for iPod. EXT-IN Connect the dock to the back of this unit. iPod (not included) ≥ Connect the iPod OPTION V .1 firmly. PLAY STOP, PAUSE Universal...
  • Page 33 ∫ Playing tracks from the iPod Setting the sound effects for set top box, Preparation digital broadcasting or satellite receiver ≥ Adjust the volume on the iPod to a normal listening level. Preparation ≥ Reduce the volume of this unit. Confirm the audio connection to the OPTICAL IN ≥...
  • Page 34: Compatible Devices

    RETURN § Video MPEG4 “.asf”, “.ASF” § For Panasonic D-Snap/DIGA [Note] ≥ CBI (Control/Bulk/Interrupt) is not supported. USB connection and operation ≥ Digital Cameras that use PTP protocol or which require additional program installation when connected to a PC The USB connectivity enables you to connect and play are not supported.
  • Page 35: Optional Connections

    ≥ Set “Video Output Mode” (➜ page 21, Picture Menu). VIERA Link “HDAVI Control” If your Panasonic television is a VIERA Link compatible television, you can operate your television synchronising with home-theater operations or vice versa (➜ page 28, Using the VIERA Link “HDAVI Control ”).
  • Page 36: Using An Fm Outdoor Antenna

    Optional connections Other audio and video connections Connecting to a digital audio source This unit can decode the surround signals received through the set top box, digital broadcasting or satellite broadcasts. Refer to your equipment’s operating instructions for details. Only Dolby Digital and PCM can be played with this connection.
  • Page 37: Troubleshooting Guide

    Troubleshooting guide Before requesting service, make the following checks. If you are in doubt about some of the check points, or if the solutions indicated in the chart do not solve the problem, consult your dealer for instructions. Power ≥ Insert the AC mains lead securely. No power.
  • Page 38 Troubleshooting guide General operation (Continued) ≥ Check the video or speaker connection. No picture or sound. 6–7, 35–36 ≥ When the HDMI cable is connected, there will be no video output from the — SCART (AV) and COMPONENT VIDEO OUT terminals of this unit. If the SCART (AV) or COMPONENT VIDEO OUT terminal is to be used, remove the HDMI cable and turn this unit on/off again.
  • Page 39 Sound ≥ Noise may occur when playing WMA. Sound is distorted. — ≥ When using the HDMI output, audio may not be output from other terminals. — ≥ None of the audio effect work when the unit is outputting bitstream signals Effects do not work.
  • Page 40 Troubleshooting guide iPod with Universal Dock for iPod (optional) ≥ Check that the iPod is connected firmly. Cannot charge or operate ≥ The battery of the iPod is depleted. Charge the iPod, and then operate even when the indicator — on the dock lights.
  • Page 41 Glossary CPPM (Content Protection for Prerecorded Media) HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) A copy protection system used for DVD-Audio files. This HDMI is a next-generation digital interface for consumer unit supports CPPM. electronic products. Unlike conventional connections, it transmits uncompressed digital video and audio signals on Decoder a single cable.
  • Page 42: Specifications

    USB 2.0 full speed Certified to the DivX Home Theater Profile. Media file format support MP3 (¢.mp3) §7 MPEG4 data recorded with Panasonic SD multi WMA (¢.wma) cameras or DVD video recorders JPEG (¢.jpg)(¢.jpeg) Conforming to SD VIDEO specifications (ASF MPEG4 (¢.asf)
  • Page 43 Maintenance ∫ To clean discs RGB video output 0.7 Vp-p (75 ≠) R output level Wipe with a damp cloth DO NOT 0.7 Vp-p (75 ≠) G output level and then wipe dry. 0.7 Vp-p (75 ≠) B output level Terminal Scart jack (1 system) HDMI AV output...
  • Page 44 HDAVI Control is a trademark of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. iPod is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. (Side of product) (Inside of product) Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. Web Site: RQTX0019-B F0507TM0...

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