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Changing entertainment. Again.



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  • Page 1 DVD Player User’s Guide DRC615N Changing entertainment. Again.
  • Page 2 Product Registration: Please fill out the product registration card (packed Apparatus shall not be exposed to separately) and return it immediately. For U.S. customers: Your RCA Consumer dripping or splashing and that no Electronics product may also be registered at objects filled with liquids, such as Registering this product allows us to contact you if necessary.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Chapter 1: Connections and Setup Random Playback ............16 Playback Control (VCD 2.0 only) ......16 What’s in the Box ............2 Program Playback (DVDs/Audio CDs/ Initial Setup of the Remote Control ......2 some VCDs and SVCDs) ........16 The Player’s Power Supply ...........3 Bookmarks ..............16 Attaching and Removing the Battery ......
  • Page 4: Chapter 1: Connections And Setup

    We recommend that you retain the original carton and packing materials for use should you transport or ship the unit in the future. Keep this manual handy for future reference. DVD Player User’s Guide DRC615N Changing entertainment. Again. User’s Guide Portable DVD Player...
  • Page 5: The Player's Power Supply

    Connections and Setup The Player’s Power Supply You can power your player either from the battery or power adapter. The battery must first be charged using the AC power adapter. Attaching and Removing the Battery The battery has three plugs that must be engaged in the three holes located under the DVD player.
  • Page 6: Using The Ac Power Adapter

    Connections and Setup Using the AC Power Adapter 1. Connect the plug from the power adapter to the player’s DC IN jack on the right side of the player. 2. Connect the other end of the power adapter to an AC power outlet. Connecting Your DVD Player to Other Components Note: When connecting your DVD player to other components, make sure the power is turned off and the AC adapter is not connected.
  • Page 7: Buttons, Jacks, And Controls

    Connections and Setup Connecting Your DVD Player to an Audio System If you want to use an audio source like an amplifier or audio system and TV, follow the illustration below. Use the audio/video cables. Note: Remember to turn your TV on and VIDEO tune it to the Input channel on the TV to AUDIO...
  • Page 8: Right Side View

    Connections and Setup Right Side View (from left to right) VOLUME PHONES AUDIO ---- VIDEO S-VIDEO DC IN 1 VOLUME knob: Increases or decreases the audio. 2 PHONES jack: Plug in your headphones. 3 AUDIO out jack: Used to connect a component with an AUDIO in jack. 4 VIDEO out jack: Used to connect a component with a VIDEO in jack.
  • Page 9 Connections and Setup 1 DVD screen display 2 Speakers 3 Disc compartment 4 DOOR OPEN ( ): Opens the disc tray. 5 ENTER: Selects the adjustment or menu item. 6 Navigation buttons : Used to highlight on-screen items, and make some menu adjustments.
  • Page 10: Remote Control

    Connections and Setup Remote Control STANDBY SCREEN ON/OFF ON/OFF DISPLAY RANDOM Play a disc. PROGRAM Pause a disc and advance one frame at a time. REPEAT Stop disc playback. Press once for pre- stop mode (playback starts at location where you stopped). Press twice for CLEAR SLOW/R SLOW/F...
  • Page 11 Connections and Setup Accesses the disc’s menu when playing a disc. DVD MENU Use with the navigation buttons; selects the item that is highlighted ENTER in the menu system. Disables the keys on the DVD player except for the POWER KEY LOCK button and VOLUME control.
  • Page 12: Using Different Menus

    Connections and Setup Using Different Menus Each disc is programmed with different features. There are two separate types of menus that you can use to access features: • The Disc menu – The Disc menu is part of each disc and is separate from the DVD player’s menu. The contents of each Disc menu vary according to how the disc was authored and what features were included on the disc.
  • Page 13: Chapter 2: Playing Discs

    Chapter 2 Playing Discs Compatible Discs This DVD player is capable of playing the following types DVD+Rewritable of discs: DVDs, Video CDs, and CDs with mp3 files, WMA files (Windows Media Audio), and JPEG files on them. Before you put a disc in the player, make sure it is compatible.
  • Page 14: Basic Playback Features

    Playing Discs Basic Playback Features To search a disc using the remote control, you can use the SEARCH, Search Fast Forward, Search Reverse, SKIP FORWARD, SKIP REVERSE, SLOW/F, or SLOW/R button. Picture Scan SEARCH REV / SEARCH FF During playback, pressing search reverse ( ) or fast forward ( ) scans the disc backwards and forwards.
  • Page 15: Track Direct Or Time Search

    Playing Discs Track Direct or Time Search During playback, use this search method to go directly to a specific Disc, Track, or Select Track. 1. Press the SEARCH button repeatedly to select one of the options. 2. Use the number button(s) to enter the disc, track, or time. The player advances to that point on the disc and begins playback.
  • Page 16: Subtitle Menu

    Playing Discs Subtitle Menu By default, subtitles are off. To turn subtitles on, press the SUBTITLE MENU button repeatedly to select a subtitle language. Notes: Changing the subtitle language affects only the disc you are currently playing. When the disc is removed or the player is turned off, the subtitle language reverts to the language setting specified through the DVD player’s main menu.
  • Page 17: Camera Angle

    Playing Discs Camera Angle Some discs contain multiple angles of a particular scene or sequence. If the disc only has one angle, this feature won’t work. Currently, very few discs have this feature. Press ANGLE repeatedly to choose the desired angle. The screen changes within one to two seconds.
  • Page 18: Random Playback

    Playing Discs Random Playback (VCD, SVC and audio CD) You can play all the tracks on the disc in random order (chosen by the DVD player). Press the RANDOM button to start random playback. RANDOM appears on the screen. Press the RANDOM button again to resume normal playback.
  • Page 19: Digest (Dvd And Vcd)

    Playing Discs During playback, press BOOKMARK. The Bookmark program appears on the screen. Bookmark To create a bookmark, select an unused bookmark using , and buttons. TT: 01 CH: 08 Time: 0:37:53 Press PLAY or ENTER when you locate a point on the disc you want to replay at a later time.
  • Page 20: Playing Mp3 And Wma Files

    Playing Discs Playing mp3 and WMA Files mp3 is an audio file format which compresses recorded music. It was developed by Fraunhofer Gesellschaft in collaboration with Thomson Inc. The main advantage of the mp3 format is the ability to store CD-quality music tracks on a personal computer in user-friendly compressed files. WMA (Windows Media Audio) is another audio compression file format, developed by Microsoft Corporation.
  • Page 21: Displaying Jpeg Files

    Playing Discs Displaying JPEG Files JPEG files are image files. Make sure that they have a resolution of less than 5 megapixels. Note: The time taken for the contents of the disc to be displayed varies according to the size and number of JPEG files acutally on the disc.
  • Page 22: Chapter 3: Menu System

    Chapter 3 Menu System The DVD Player Menu System The Setup menus let you customize the DVD player by allowing you to select various language preferences, set up a parental control level, and more. Press the SETUP button on the remote control to bring up the DVD player menu system.
  • Page 23: Tv Type

    Menu System Normal/LB (Letterbox) : Choose this option if you want to see movies in their original aspect ratio (height-to-width ratio). You’ll see the entire frame of the movie, but it will take up a smaller portion of the screen vertically. The movie might appear with black bars at the top and bottom of the screen.
  • Page 24: The Dolby Digital Setup Menu

    Menu System The Dolby Digital* Setup Dolby The Dynamic feature in the Dolby Digital Setup menu - - Dolby Digital Setup - - enables you to control the different sound levels via dynamic Dynamic compression. It improves the quality of the sound track at a low volume and quiets the loudest sounds.
  • Page 25: Ratings

    Menu System Ratings (Parental Control) You can set up the rating limits and lock your player to control the type of content your family watches. The parental control feature is a rating system for DVDs, like movie ratings. The Parental option includes Ratings and Password to set parental control.
  • Page 26: Chapter 4 Additional Information

    Note: If you prefer, we can provide you with the name of an Authorized Service Representative who will visit your home for a fee to install your electronic entertainment system and to instruct you in its operation. For details about this service, call 1-888-206-3359. For additional assistance while using your RCA product, please visit customersupport.
  • Page 27: Additional Information

    Additional Information The colors don’t seem natural. • Use the Video Setup Page menu to access the portable DVD player’s video options and adjust accordingly. The picture format does not match the screen format. • The picture format is adjustable (page 20). Some discs dictate the format, in which case no adjustment is possible.
  • Page 28: Maintenance Of Cabinet

    Additional Information Maintenance of Cabinet Be sure to disconnect the AC power cord from the AC outlet when cleaning the cabinet • Do not use benzene, thinner, or other solvents for cleaning. • Wipe the cabinet with a soft cloth. Formation of Condensation •...
  • Page 29: About Wma

    Additional Information About WMA WMA is the abbreviation of Windows Media Audio and refers to an audio compression technology developed by Microsoft Corporation. WMA data can be encoded by using Windows Media Player version 8 or Windows Media Player for Windows XP.
  • Page 30: Recommendations And Information Concerning Discs

    Additional Information • Whatever the actual recording capacity of a disc, do not fill it to maximum capacity. • Use CD-R discs rather than CD-RW (re-recordable CDs), as replay of CD-RWs may sometimes not work properly. • Use a reliable and good quality recording software. •...
  • Page 31: Specifications

    Additional Information Specifications Power requirements: AC 220V, 50Hz DC 7.2 - 10V, 1.5A Power consumption: 11W maximum Signal System: NTSC/PAL Weight: 0.94 kgs Dimensions: Player, 212 (L) x 170 (W) x 43 (H) mm, excluding battery: Operating temperature range: +5ºC to +34ºC Operating humidity range: 5 to 90% (no condensation) Battery charging time:...
  • Page 32: Limited Warranty

    Additional Information Limited Warranty What your warranty covers: • Defects in materials or workmanship. For how long after your purchase: • 90 days from date of purchase - Unit exchange, which includes parts and labor. • 91 days to 1 year from date of purchase - Unit exchange, which includes parts only; you pay the labor.
  • Page 33 • Shipping damage if the unit was not packed and shipped in the manner prescribed by Thomson. Product Registration: Please complete the online Product Registration on or complete and mail the Product Registration Card packed with your unit. It will make it easier to contact you should it ever be necessary.
  • Page 34: Accessory Information

    Remote Control DC Car Adapter S-Video cable reset Surge Protector (PS83202C2), Audio Cable Video Cable 8 Outlets, 2100 Joules Protection, $100,000 Connected Equipment Guarantee, RCA Exclusive Surge Stat Indicator, price $34.95 Graphics are for representation only. Your unit may differ slightly.
  • Page 35: Carrying Case

    Additional Information Carrying Case The carrying case that comes with your DVD player is used not only as a carrying case but also as a DVD player support when using it in your car. The case can be placed over the head rest of the seat so a DVD can be viewed by a passenger in the car.
  • Page 36 Visit the RCA website at Please do not send any products to the Indianapolis address listed below or on the carton. This will only add delays in service for your product. Thomson Inc. 10330 North Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46290 ©2005 Thomson Inc.