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GOLDMUND EIDOS 36U
Universal Player

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  • Page 1: User Manual

    USER MANUAL GOLDMUND EIDOS 36U Universal Player...
  • Page 2 INTRODUCTION GOLDMUND EIDOS 36U – Universal Player Goldmund was founded in 1978 and has ever since been dedicated to the accurate reproduction of sound and image. At Goldmund, we strive to lead in the creation, development and manufacture of the industry’s most advanced technologies, including audio and video systems, home-...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents FEATURES & COMPATIBILITY UNPACKING POWER SUPPLY VOLTAGE SELECTION CHOICE OF PLAYER LOCATION POWER CONNECTION BACK PANEL CABLE CONNECTIONS BASIC OPERATIONS SETTINGS CLEANING MAINTENANCE TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS REMOTE CONTROL GOLDMUND EIDOS 36U – Universal Player -...
  • Page 4 No connection or manipulation may be done before reading these instructions. Damage to the universal player may result if the following instructions are not understood and applied. GOLDMUND EIDOS 36U – Universal Player -...
  • Page 5: Features & Compatibility

    FEATURES & COMPATIBILITY COMPATIBILITY Please note that the Goldmund Eidos 36U is equipped with an Oppo player that is compatible with the following formats: High Definition (HD) movie and music discs - BD-ROM and BD-RE/BD-R discs in BDMV and BDAV mode, including 8cm discs.
  • Page 6: Unpacking

    D/A converters, such as the Goldmund Mimesis 20H. However, the D/A converters built into the Eidos 36U are high quality units that can be used with all systems and formats.
  • Page 7: Power Supply Voltage Selection

    Thanks to the specific quality of the Goldmund Mechanical Grounding and the Goldmund Magnetic Damping construction, the choice of the player location is not critical when using the Eidos 36U. Feedback is mostly so low that no special precaution is required. Nevertheless, we recommend you position the player as far as you can from the speakers if you want to totally avoid the air coupling between the speakers and the player.
  • Page 8: Power Connection

    POWER CONNECTION Plug the AC power cord to the back of the Eidos 36U and in a wall socket. Switch the back power switch to “ON”. The front display will light up as soon as you will press “OPEN” button on the front panel or when pressing the remote control “POWER”...
  • Page 9 HD connection: Connecting to a Receiver/Amplifier with the HDMI Output See § 6.1. This player has been set up, as recommended by Goldmund, to have HDMI output in LPCM format. In case you would need to restore the Goldmund factory setup of you player, follow this sequence on the Setup Menu of the Eidos 36U: Setup >...
  • Page 10 (Front Right), SURR-L (Surround Left), SURR-R (Surround Right), Center, SUB (Subwoofer), REAR-L (Surround Back Left) and REAR-R (Surround Back Right), analog output terminals of the Eidos 36U to the corresponding multi-channel analog audio input of your A/V receiver or amplifier. If the A/V receiver or amplifier only has 5.1ch audio input, the REAR-L (Surround Back Left) and REAR-R (Surround Back...
  • Page 11: Basic Operations

    • This unit consumes a tiny amount of power even when it is turned off to STANDBY mode. If it is not to be used for a long time, unplug it from the household AC outlet. GOLDMUND EIDOS 36U – Universal Player -...
  • Page 12 2. Press the REV button on the remote control and the player starts fast reverse and a progress scale may be playback. Each press of the REV button switches the playback speed in the following displayed by the disc. sequence: GOLDMUND EIDOS 36U – Universal Player -...
  • Page 13 REV button switches the playback speed in the following sequence: NOTE Certain Blu-ray Discs utilizing the BD-Java technology may not support slow playback. 4. To exit the slow playback mode, press the PLAY button. GOLDMUND EIDOS 36U – Universal Player -...
  • Page 14 3. Navigate the menu using the ARROW buttons, and then press the ENTER button to make the selection. 4. Press the RETURN button to return to the previous menu. The return location varies by disc. GOLDMUND EIDOS 36U – Universal Player -...
  • Page 15 CD and SACD: tracks, language, format, channels. •Subtitle information: current and totally available number of subtitle tracks and language. •Video format information: encoding type, frame rate and original aspect ratio. GOLDMUND EIDOS 36U – Universal Player -...
  • Page 16 2. Repeat pressing the AUDIO button to circle through all available language or with both multi-channel and audio tracks. stereo contents, the AUDIO button can be used to switch between the two formats. GOLDMUND EIDOS 36U – Universal Player -...
  • Page 17 •The angle mark on the screen 3. To resume normal playback, repeat pressing the ANGLE button until the default can be turned off using the angle is displayed. Setup Menu of the player. GOLDMUND EIDOS 36U – Universal Player -...
  • Page 18 PIP and SAP buttons. Certain discs can ignore or override the remote control commands. • The PIP and SAP Marks on the screen can be turned off using the Setup Menu of the player. GOLDMUND EIDOS 36U – Universal Player -...
  • Page 19: Pure Audio Mode

    In addition to playing standard disc-based formats such as Blu-ray Disc, DVD, CD and SACD, the Goldmund Eidos 36U Universal player can play media files. You can enjoy digital music, movies and photos stored on an optical disc (recordable CD or DVD).
  • Page 20: Settings

    SETTINGS The Setup Menu of the Eidos 36U player presents many setup and configuration options. For most users, the default configuration will be sufficient and will not require any changes to the settings. However if you need to configure the player to perfectly match your home theater settings and viewing preferences, please refer to the following sections for details about each configuration option.
  • Page 21 To ensure proper saving of the SETUP menu settings, please turn off the player and turn it back on after you make major changes to the SETUP menu options. GOLDMUND EIDOS 36U – Universal Player -...
  • Page 22 If your preferred language is not listed in the Audio, Subtitle or Disc Menu options, select “Other” and enter the Language Code which will be delivered by your Goldmund dealer. Parental Control: To set parental control ratings in order to prevent minors from watching inappropriate content.
  • Page 23 CD or SACD automatically. When auto play mode is turn on, these discs will start playing upon insertion into the player. When auto play mode is turned off, the player will wait for the user to start playback by pressing the PLAY button. GOLDMUND EIDOS 36U – Universal Player -...
  • Page 24 (480i/576i) when playing a DVD. You must set “Primary Output” to “Analog” in order to properly use the component video connection and down the resolution to (480i/576i). GOLDMUND EIDOS 36U – Universal Player -...
  • Page 25 Blu-ray Discs encoded with 24Hz frame rate are converted to 60Hz frame rate if neither 1080p24 Output nor Source Direct output resolution is enabled. Requires a TV that supports both NTSC and PAL systems. GOLDMUND EIDOS 36U – Universal Player -...
  • Page 26 TV and the disc both meet the conditions for the conversion. The available options are: • On – Convert DVD to 24Hz frame rate when possible. • Off (default) – Do not convert DVD to 24Hz frame rate. GOLDMUND EIDOS 36U – Universal Player -...
  • Page 27 HDMI output. To enter this sub-menu, select “HDMI Options” from the Video Setup menu. To exit this sub-menu, press the RETURN button or the LEFT arrow key. The following HDMI options are available: GOLDMUND EIDOS 36U – Universal Player -...
  • Page 28 De-interlacing Mode: To select the type of de-interlacing algorithm that the player should use to convert interlaced video on a DVD or Blu-ray Disc to progressive output. The Goldmund Eidos 36U utilizes the Precision De-interlacing™ technology from VRS™ (Video Reference Series) by Anchor Bay for its HDMI output. A proper de-interlacing mode will ensure the output video matches the original contents and is free of de-interlacing artifacts.
  • Page 29 CUE is caused by improper decoding and de-interlacing of MPEG encoded video. The Eidos 36U is free of the CUE problem. ICP is caused by the encoding process for interlaced video, so you may encounter it on some DVD and Blu-ray Discs. The CUE-Correction function can detect and filter out the errors.
  • Page 30 A/V Sync: To add a delay to the HDMI audio output. If you experience audio/video synchronization problem, you may use this option to add a slight delay to the audio so it is synchronized to the video. GOLDMUND EIDOS 36U – Universal Player -...
  • Page 31 CHANGING REGIONS By default, your player is set on Region 1 for DVD & Zone A for Blu-Ray. Switching between the regions is done by using the original remote of the Eidos 36U player: To set the Blu-Ray Zones to A, B or C: Turn ON the player without any disc inside and wait until “No Disc”...
  • Page 32: Cleaning

    WARNING! Always turn the power off before cleaning your player. There are no user serviceable parts inside the Eidos 36U. Unauthorized servicing or alteration invalidates the manufacturer’s warranty. All requests relating to product servicing and operation should be referred to the local authorized retailer supplying and supporting your Goldmund equipment.
  • Page 33: Technical Specifications

    • Digital Video: HDMI with HDCP (NTSC480i/480p/720p/1080i/1080p/1080p24, PAL 576i/576p/720p/1080i/1080p/1080p24) INPUT • External IR Remote Control VIDEO CHARACTERISTICS • Composite Video Amplitude: 1.0Vp-p (75Ω) • Component Video: Y: 1.0Vp-p (75Ω), Pb/Pr: 0.7Vp-p (75Ω) GOLDMUND EIDOS 36U – Universal Player -...
  • Page 34 Information and product specifications contained in this manual are subject to change without prior notice. Updated versions of this manual will be posted on our website at www.goldmund.com. Please visit our support page at http://www.goldmund.com/support/register register your Goldmund product for warranty. GOLDMUND EIDOS 36U – Universal Player -...
  • Page 35: Remote Control

    The default is “Code 1”. To check the selection code, open the battery compartment cover of the remote control, and then use a ball point pen to flip the switch to “1”. Close battery compartment cover. GOLDMUND EIDOS 36U – Universal Player - REVA...