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LG LH-CX245 Owner's Manual

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Combi Receiver System
(Main Unit: LH-CX245Y
Speakers: LHS-CX245T, LHS-CX245W
Before connecting up, operating or repairing this product,
please read this instruction booklet carefully and completely.


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  • Page 1 LH-CX245Y.NA5HLLS-ENG DVD/VCR COMBI RECEIVER Combi Receiver System OWNER’S MANUAL MODEL: LH-CX245 (Main Unit: LH-CX245Y Speakers: LHS-CX245T, LHS-CX245W CD-R/RW PA L Before connecting up, operating or repairing this product, please read this instruction booklet carefully and completely.
  • Page 2 CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN Warning: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove the cover or back of this product. There are no user-serv- iceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel. Warning: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this prod- uct to dripping or splashing water, rain, or moisture.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction ....4 Symbol Used in this Manual ....4 About the Symbol Display .
  • Page 4: Introduction

    Introduction To ensure proper use of this product, please read this owner’s manual carefully and retain for future reference. This manual provides information on the operation and maintenance of your DVD player. Should the unit require service, contact an authorized service location.
  • Page 5: Types Of Playable Discs

    Types of Playable Discs (8 cm / 12 cm disc) Video CD (VCD) (8 cm / 12 cm disc) Audio CD (8 cm / 12 cm disc) In addition, this unit plays DivX file, DVD -R, DVD +R, DVD -RW, DVD +RW, Kodak Picture CDs, SVCD, and CD-R / CD-RW that contains audio titles, MP3, WMA, and/or JPEG files.
  • Page 6: Disc-Related Terms

    Disc-related terms DVD ±R / DVD ±RW DVD -R and DVD +R are two different standards for recordable DVD drives and discs. This format allows information to be recorded onto the DVD disc only once. DVD +RW and DVD -RW are two standards for re-writable media, meaning the DVD content can be erased and re-recorded.
  • Page 7: Front Panel

    Front Panel OPEN/CLOSE (Z Z ) Opens or closes the disc tray. Remote Sensor Point the DVD/VCR Combi receiver remote control here. Disc Tray (DVD deck) Insert a disc here. FM/AM To change between AM and FM bands. PROG./ PRESET Select one of your output sources to view on the TV screen between DVD and VCR.
  • Page 8: Display Window

    Indicates current audio stream. WMA disc inserted Indicates the unit is radio mode. Indicates current surround mode. Lights up when the FM station tuned is trans- mitting RDS data. Programmed playback active DIGITAL PROG PROLOGIC RADIO DVD RDS PCM WMA PHOTO MP3 TV RPT ALL A B...
  • Page 9: Remote Control

    Remote Control POWER Switches DVD/VCR Combi receiver ON and OFF. 0-9 numerical buttons Selects numbered options in a menu. PROGRAM Accesses or removes Program menu. CLEAR Removes a track number on the program menu or a mark on the MARKER SEARCH menu. Press to clear preset stations from the tuner memory.
  • Page 10: Rear Panel

    AC Power Cord Plug into the power source. (VCR IN+OUT/DVD OUT) Connect to Set Top Box or another video recorder. EURO AV1 AUDIO/VIDEO (VCR IN+OUT/DVD OUT) Connect to your TV set or another video recorder. Do not touch the inner pins of the jacks on the rear panel. Electrostatic discharge may cause permanent damage to the unit.
  • Page 11: Installation And Setup

    Installation and Setup TV & Set Top Box (or another VCR Connections) TV & Set Top Box (or another VCR) Decoder (or another VCR) • Make one of the following connections, depending on the capabilities of your existing equipment. Tips •...
  • Page 12 Progressive Scan (ColorStream Connect the EURO AV1 AUDIO/VIDEO socket on the DVD/VCR Combi receiver to the COMPONENT VIDEO INPUT(Y Pb Pr) jacks on the TV using the SCART to RCA cable (Optional). If your television is a high-definition or “digital ready”...
  • Page 13: Accessory Audio/Video (A/V) Connections To Dvd/Vcr Combi Receiver

    Accessory Audio/Video (A/V) Connections to DVD/VCR Combi receiver Connect the AV3 jacks on the DVD/VCR Combi receiver to the audio/video out jacks on your accessory component, using the optional audio/video cables.. Radio Aerial Connections Connect the supplied FM/AM aerial for listening to the radio. •...
  • Page 14: Speaker System Connection

    Speaker System Connection Connect the speakers using the supplied speaker cords. To obtain the best possible surround sound, adjust the speaker parameters; distance, level, etc.. Front Speaker (Right) Rear Speaker (Right Surround) Notes • Be sure to match the speaker cable to the appropriate terminal on the components: + to + and – to –. If the cables are reversed, the sound will be distorted and will lack base.
  • Page 15: Speaker Positioning

    Speaker Positioning In the case of normal position use the 6 speakers (2 front speakers, centre speaker, 2 rear speakers and subwoofer). If you want to play the excellent bass sound, DTS digital surround or Dolby Digital surround, you should connect a subwoofer.
  • Page 16: Mini Glossary For Audio Stream & Surround Mode

    Mini Glossary for Audio Stream & Surround mode Allows you to enjoy 5.1(or 6) discrete channels of high quality digital audio from DTS program sources such as discs, DVD and compact discs, etc.bearing the trademark. DTS Digital Surround delivers up to 6 channels of transpar- ent audio(which means identical to the original masters) and results in exceptional clarity throughout a true 360 degree sound field.
  • Page 17: Before Operation-Vcr Part

    Before Operation-VCR part Tuning in a video channel on your TV Notes • The output frequency of this video recorder (VCR) is set at UHF channel 60. If channel 60 is already used by another TV station, or if the picture is distorted, you can change the transmitter channel of your DVD/VCR Combi receiver.
  • Page 18: Setting The Clock Manually

    Setting the clock Manually The clock in your DVD/VCR Combi receiver controls time and date settings for your DVD/VCR Combi receiver 1. Press i. Press 1 or 2 to select TIME DATE. Press OK. TIME DATE 2. Use the numbered buttons on the remote control to alter the HOURS, MINUTES, DAY, MONTH and YEAR.
  • Page 19: How To Use The Main Menu

    How to use the main menu This DVD/VCR Combi receiver can easily be programmed by using the menus displayed on screen. The menus are controlled from the Remote Control Handset. 1. Switch on your TV set and DVD/VCR Combi receiver by pressing the POWER button. 2.
  • Page 20: Tuning In Tv Stations Manually

    Tuning in TV Stations Manually In certain areas of the country broadcast signals may be too weak for your DVD/VCR Combi receiver automatic tuning process to find or assign TV stations correctly. You must tune in these weaker broadcast stations manually in order for your DVD/VCR Combi receiver to store them 1.
  • Page 21: Changing The Order Of Tv Stations

    Changing the order of TV Stations After tuning TV stations into your DVD/VCR Combi receiver you may wish to change the order in which they are stored without having to retune them against! The instructions given on this page will show you how you can simply move them into your desired order 1.
  • Page 22: Before Operation-Dvd Part

    Before Operation-DVD part On-Screen Display You can display the general playback status on the TV screen. Some items can be changed using the menu. To use the on-screen display: 1. Press DISPLAY during playback. 2. Press v / V to select an item. The selected item is highlighted.
  • Page 23: Initial Settings

    Initial Settings By using the Setup menu, you can make various adjustments to items such as picture and sound. You can also set a language for the subtitles and the Setup menu, among other things. For details on each Setup menu item, see pages 23 to 26. To display and exit the Menu: Press SETUP to display the menu.
  • Page 24: Display

    DISPLAY DISPLAY TV Aspect 16 : 9 Wide Display Mode Widescreen Progressive Scan TV Output Select TV Aspect 4:3 : Select when a standard 4:3 TV is connected. 16:9 Wide: Select when a 16:9 wide TV is connected. Display Mode Display Mode setting works only when the TV Aspect mode is set to “4:3”.
  • Page 25: Audio

    OTHERS The PBC, Auto Play and DivX(R) VOD settings can be changed. OTHERS Auto Play DivX(R) VOD Select Move Set Playback Control (PBC) to On or Off. On: Video CDs with PBC are played according to the PBC. Off: Video CDs with PBC are played the same way as Audio CDs.
  • Page 26: Lock (Parental Control)

    LOCK (Parental Control) LOCK Rating Unlock Password Country Code Move Rating Some movies contain scenes that may not be suitable for children to view. Many of these discs contain parental control information that applies to the complete disc or to certain scenes on the disc. Movies and scenes are rated from 1 to 8, depending on the country.
  • Page 27: Operation

    Operation Playing a Tape You will only be able to load and eject video cassettes when your DVD/VCR Combi receiver is plugged into the mains. Your DVD/VCR Combi receiver may also playback recordings from NTSC tapes (on PAL TV). Getting a better picture When a cassette is inserted and playback started, the automatic tracking function works to get the best possi- ble picture automatically.
  • Page 28: Instant Timer Recording (Itr)

    Instant Timer Recording (ITR) Your DVD/VCR Combi receiver allows you to make recordings using a variety of simple methods: Instant Timer Recording (ITR) start recording immedi- ately for a set period of time or until the video cassette runs out. Your DVD/VCR Combi receiver incorporates Long Play (LP) which enables you to record up to twice the amount of time on a video cassette.
  • Page 29: Showview Programming

    ShowView Programming ShowView greatly simplifies entering the date, channel, start and end times of a Timer Recording by simply entering a ShowView Code. ShowView Codes are published in most TV guide magazines; they can vary one to nine numbers in length. is a registered trademark of Gemstar Development Corporation.
  • Page 30: Timer Recording Using On Screen Display

    Timer recording using On Screen Display You may set up to seven timer record events within one month of the current date. Note Before setting the timer make sure that you have set the DVD/VCR Combi receiver clock correctly and you know which stations you have tuned TV stations on your DVD/VCR Combi receiver.
  • Page 31: If Timer Record Events Overlap

    If Timer record events Overlap... Do not overlap programmes, since overlapping por- tions of the conflicting programmes will not be record- ed. Earlier recording times have priority over later recording times as shown in the diagram. Example: Programme 1 will be recorded in its entirety, but only the last 30 minutes of Programme 2 will be recorded.
  • Page 32: Playing A Dvd Or Video Cd

    Playing a DVD or Video CD Playback Setup 1. Turn on the TV and select the video input source connected to the DVD/VCR Combi receiver. 2. Turn on the audio system (if applicable) and select the input source connected to the DVD/VCR Combi receiver.
  • Page 33: Still Picture And Frame-By-Frame Playback

    Still Picture and Frame-by-Frame Playback DivX 1. Press PAUSE/STEP on the remote control during playback. Advance the picture frame-by-frame by pressing PAUSE/STEP repeatedly. 2. To exit still motion mode, press PLAY. Slow Motion DivX 1. Press PAUSE/STEP (X) during playback. The DVD/VCR Combi receiver will now go into PAUSE mode.
  • Page 34: Zoom

    Zoom DivX Use zoom to enlarge the video image. 1. Press ZOOM during playback or still playback to activate the Zoom function. The square frame appears briefly in the right bottom of the picture. 2. Each press of the ZOOM button changes the TV screen in the sequence: 100% size 1600% size screen fit mode...
  • Page 35: Playing An Audio Cd Or Mp3/Wma Disc

    Playing an Audio CD or MP3/WMA Disc The DVD/VCR Combi receiver can play MP3/WMA formatted recordings on CD-ROM, CD-R, or CD-RW discs. Audio CD Once you insert an audio CD a menu appears on the TV screen. Press v / V to select a track then press PLAY or ENTER and playback starts.
  • Page 36: Audio Cd And Mp3 / Wma Disc Features

    Audio CD and MP3 / WMA Disc Features Pause 1. Press PAUSE/STEP during playback. 2. To return to playback, press PLAY, ENTER or press PAUSE/STEP again. Moving to another Track 1. Press . or > briefly during playback to go to the next track or to return to the beginning of the current track.
  • Page 37: Programmed Playback

    Programmed Playback The program function enables you to store your favorite tracks from any disc in the player memory. A program can contain 30 tracks. 1. Insert a disc. Audio CD or MP3/WMA Discs: AUDIO CD or MUSIC menu appears. 2.
  • Page 38: Viewing A Jpeg Disc

    Viewing a JPEG Disc Using this DVD/VCR Combi receiver you can view Kodak PICTURE CDs and discs with JPEG files. 1. Insert a disc and close the tray. The PHOTO menu appears on the TV screen. PHOTO List Preview JPEG Folder 1 JPEG Folder 2 >>>...
  • Page 39: 5.1 Speaker Setup

    5.1 Speaker Setup This chapter includes important reference information to help you set your DVD/VCR Combi receiver. Speaker Setup Make the following settings for the built-in 5.1 channel surround decoder. 1. Press SETUP. The setup menu appears. 2. Use v / V to select the AUDIO option then press B to move to the second level.
  • Page 40: Playing A Dvd Vr Format Disc

    Playing a DVD VR format Disc This unit will play DVD-R/RW discs recorded using the DVD-Video format that have been finalized using a DVD-recorder. • This unit will play DVD-RW discs recorded using the Video Recording (VR) format. 1. Insert a disc and close the tray. The TITLE LIST menu appears on the TV screen.
  • Page 41: Playing A Divx Movie Disc

    Playing a DivX Movie Disc Using this DVD/VCR Combi receiver you can play DivX disc. 1. Insert a disc and close the tray. The MOVIE menu appears on the TV screen. MOVIE 0:00:00 List Movie Folder 1 Movie Folder 2 Movie Folder 3 Movie Folder 4 Movie Folder 5...
  • Page 42: Additional Features-Vcr Part

    Additional Features-VCR part On Screen Display You may easily display the current time or tape counter, amount of tape left, day, month, year, day of week, programme channel, tape speed and opera- tional mode of your DVD/VCR Combi receiver will appear on the TV screen.
  • Page 43: Hi-Fi Stereo Sound System

    Hi-Fi Stereo Sound System Your DVD/VCR Combi receiver will record and play- back Hi-Fi stereo sound. In addition it has a stereo NICAM digital stereo sound decoder. This allows you to record and playback the sound in several different ways. Video cassettes recorded on your DVD/VCR Combi receiver will have a normal mono audio track and two VHS Hi-Fi stereo audio tracks.
  • Page 44: Additional Features

    Additional Features Last Scene Memory This memorizes last scene from the last disc player that is viewed. The last scene remains in memory even if you remove the disc from the player or switch off the player. If you load a disc that has the scene memorized, the scene is automatically recalled.
  • Page 45: Copying From Dvd To Vcr

    Copying from DVD To VCR This unit allows you to copy the contents of a DVD to a VHS tape with a press of the COPY button. Notes: Be sure to set “Progressive Scan” to “Off” on the setup menu. If the DVD you are attempting to copy is copy protected, you may not be able to copy the disc.
  • Page 46: Presetting The Radio Stations

    Presetting the Radio Stations You can preset 50 stations for FM and AM. Before tuning, make sure that you have turned down the vol- ume. 1. Press FM/AM on the remote control or on the front panel until the frequency band appears on the display and TV screen.
  • Page 47: Tuning Into A Station Manually

    Tuning into a Station Manually 1. Press FM/AM on the remote control or on the front panel until the frequency band appears on the display and TV screen. 2. Press FM/AM on the remote control or on the front panel to select the desired band. 3.
  • Page 48: Reference

    Language Codes Use this list to input your desired language for the following initial settings: Disc Audio, Disc Subtitle, Disc Menu. Language Code Language Abkhazian 6566 Fiji Afar 6565 Finnish Afrikaans 6570 French Albanian 8381 Frisian Ameharic 6577 Galician Arabic 6582 Georgian Armenian...
  • Page 49: Troubleshooting

    Check the following guide for the possible cause of a problem before contacting service. Symptom The power cord is disconnected. No power. No disc is inserted. The power is on, but No tape is inserted. the DVD/VCR Combi receiver does not work. The TV is not set to receive DVD/VCR No picture.
  • Page 50 Symptom This remote control The remote control is not pointed at the uses the same remote sensor of the DVD/VCR Combi receiver. buttons for VCR and The remote control is too far from the DVD functions DVD/VCR Combi receiver. (ex. PLAY). There is an obstacle in the path of the remote control and the DVD/VCR Combi receiver.
  • Page 51: Specification

    General Power requirements Power consumption Dimensions (approx.) Mass (approx.) Operating temperature Timer Operating humidity DVD Section Laser Signal system Frequency response Signal-to-noise ratio Harmonic distortion Dynamic range Outputs S-VIDEO OUT VCR Section Head system Television system Recording format RF OUT RF-Modulator Tape speed Maximum recording time...
  • Page 52 eaker Section Satellite (LHS-CX245T) Type Impedance Frequency Response Sound Pressure Level Rated Input Power Max Input Power Net Dimensions (W x H x D) Net Weight Passive Subwoofer (LHS-CX245W) Type Impedance Frequency Response Sound Pressure Level Rated Input Power Max Input Power Net Dimensions (W x H x D) Net Weight Accessories:...
  • Page 53 P/N: 3835RH0049K...