Inputs and Outputs
This unit can play the
Playback: This unit can play MP3 audio that
has been recorded on CD-R and CD-RW discs.
- DVD: 5" or
3" single sided, single layer, NTSC, ("Region 1" or
"All Region" DVDs only).
- DVD: 5" or
3" single sided, double layer, NTSC, ("Region 1" or "All
Region" DVDs only).
- DVD: 5" or
3" double sided, double layer, NTSC, ("Region 1" or
"All Region" DVDs only).
- CD Audio: 5"
- Video CD: 5"
- CD-R: 5" or 3".
- CD-RW: 5" or 3".
- DVD (at 48 kHz sampling
frequency): 4 Hz to 22 kHz
- DVD (at 96 kHz sampling
frequency): 4 Hz to 44 kHz
- CD: 4 Hz to 20 kHz
Total Harmonic Distortion:
This unit can play MP3 audio that has been recorded on CD-R and CD-RW discs.
When playing an MP3 disc, you can use repeat play, however, you cannot use
program play or random play.
96kHz/24 bit D/A converter:
This unit has a 96 kHz/24 bit D/A converter that will allow it to play back
video DVDs recorded with 96 kHz/24 bit audio. If the DVD is copyright-protected,
no digital signal is output unless converted to 48 kHz/16 bit. If the DVD is not
copyright-protected, a 96 kHz/24 bit digital signal is output.
Component Video Output:
In addition to the composite video output and the S-video output, this unit is
equipped with a set of component video outputs. When connected to a television
with a component video input, the component video output of this unit will
provide picture color and detail that is improved relative to video from
composite and S-video outputs.
The on-screen menu language can be set to English, French, or Spanish.
Subwoofer Output: This unit has
a mono RCA subwoofer output that can be connected to an optional powered
subwoofer. Note: This is a pre-amp level output with no level control. If
a subwoofer is connected using the subwoofer output, you must adjust the
subwoofer level with the subwoofer's level control.
Dialogue Enhancer: This
feature makes dialogue easier to hear by raising the volume of the center
channel. Note: Dialogue Enhancer only works with DVD software that has at
least three channels of recorded audio, where the dialogue information is
recorded in the center channel.
Advanced Virtual Surround
Sound (V.S.S.): If you are only using two front speakers in your
system, this feature simulates a surround-sound environment. If you are playing
a disc with surround effects recorded on it, the effects are broadened and the
sound seems to come from virtual speakers on either side. You can select
"Natural effect", "Emphasized effect", or Off. Note:
For use with Dolby Digital DVDs only.
Cinema Mode: Cinema mode
combines brightness control with picture noise canceling to provide better
picture quality in certain viewing conditions. It lessens glare, giving you
colors that are more cinema-like and picture resolution that is gentler to the
eyes. Cinema mode also improves the visibility of details in dark scenes by
automatically adjusting picture contrast, and helps to suppress color smearing,
Bass Plus: When an active
subwoofer is connected to the Subwoofer preamp output, Bass Plus can be turned
on to boost the output of the subwoofer.
One Touch Cinema Memory: This
feature allows you to reselect settings that you have made for V.S.S., Bass
Plus, Dialogue Enhancer and Cinema mode with a single press of a button.
Function: The unit has Stop-resume and Standby-resume.
Stop-resume allows the player to remember the point where you stopped play as
long as the unit is on. If you want to use Standby-resume, you can press the
Play Mode button at any point during playback. The player remembers the point
even if you switch the unit to standby mode. For both Stop-resume and
Standby-resume, playback will resume from the point stored in memory.
Multi-Angle Function: This
function allows you to choose the viewing angle of scenes that were shot from a
number of different angles. Note: This function is limited to DVDs
recorded with multiple camera angles.
Marker: Up to 5
points on a DVD can be stored in memory and easily recalled. Markers are cleared
when power is turned off or when the tray is opened.
Repeat Play: You can
have the unit repeat a portion of a title or track by selecting the starting and
stopping points for the section to be repeated (A-B repeat). When playing a DVD,
you can repeat the current title or the current chapter. When playing a Video CD
or an audio CD, you can repeat the current track or the entire disc. In
addition, the unit can repeat Program Play.
Program Play: When
playing a Video CD or an audio CD, up to 32 tracks can be programmed and played
in any order.
Random Play: When
playing a Video CD or an audio CD, you can play the tracks in random order.
Karaoke: When playing
a karaoke disc, the vocals can be turned off. Note: This unit does not
have a microphone jack.
Auto Power-Off: If the unit is
in stop mode for approximately 30 minutes, it will automatically switch to
- Audio: Allows you to select
the preferred audio language.
- Subtitle: Allows you to
select the preferred subtitle language.
- Menus: Allows you to select
the preferred language for disc menus.
- Ratings: You can select a
parental control rating from 0-8, which is protected by a 4-digit password.
- TV Aspect: You can choose
4:3 Pan & Scan, 4:3 Letterbox, or 16:9.
- Still Mode: Allows you to
specify the type of picture shown when the player is paused. You can select
Automatic, Field, or Frame. When Field is selected, still pictures are
displayed without blur. Field should be chosen if jittering occurs when
Automatic is selected. When Frame is selected, even sharper still pictures
are displayed. Frame should be chosen if small text or fine patterns cannot
be seen clearly when Automatic is selected.
- Black Level Control: Allows
you to select the black level of the picture; you can select Lighter
(normally used when the TV is connected through the composite or S-video
output) or Darker (normally used when the TV is connected through the
Component Video output).
- PCM Down Conversion: You can
select No or Yes. When Yes is selected and you are playing a DVD recorded in
96 kHz, the signal is down converted to 48 kHz/16 bit before it is passed
though the digital output. When No is selected and the unit is playing a
non-copyright protected DVD recorded in 96 kHz, a 96 kHz/24 bit signal
passes through the digital output. If the DVD is copyright protected, no
digital signal is output.
Digital: Determines the type of signal passed through the digital
output when a Dolby Digital encoded disc is being played. You may select
Bitstream or PCM. When PCM is selected, the digital output passes a
two-channel stereo PCM digital signal. When Bitstream is selected, the
digital output passes a Dolby Digital signal without down mixing.
Determines the type of signal passed through the digital output when a DTS-encoded
disc is being played. You may select Bitstream or Off. When Bitstream is
selected, the digital output passes a DTS signal without down mixing. When
Off is selected, no digital signal is output. When the digital output of
this unit is connected to a component lacking a built-in DTS decoder, this
should be set to Off.
- Dynamic Range Compression:
When playing a Dolby Digital encoded DVD, you can turn the Dynamic Range
Compression On for late night viewing.
- Audio During Search: Can
select "On" (outputs audio during search) or "Off"
(mutes audio during search).
- Menu Language: The on-screen
menu language can be set to English, French, or Spanish.
- On-Screen Messages: On-screen
messages can be turned On or Off.
- Display Dimmer: Can be set
to Bright, Dim, or Auto. When Auto is selected, the display is dimmed during
play, but brightens when you perform operations such as slow-motion, search,
- Demo: Can be set to On or
Off. A demonstration of the unit's on-screen displays starts when you select
- Audio Out: Stereo RCA jacks
- Subwoofer Out: Mono RCA jack
- Video Out: RCA composite
video jack and S-video jack
- Component Video Out:
Component video jacks (3 RCA jacks, Y/Pb/Pr)
- Digital Audio Out: Standard
Toslink digital output with plastic cover
- AC In: AC input for use with
supplied AC power cord