Inputs and Outputs
This system has a single DVD player that is compatible with the following discs:
DVDs, Video CDs, audio CDs, finalized audio CD-Rs, and finalized audio CD-RWs.
system has built-in Dolby Digital, DTS, and Dolby Pro Logic decoding.
Audio DAC: This unit has a 96kHz/24-bit D/A converter that allows it to
play back DVDs with 96kHz/24-bit linear PCM digital audio.
The on-screen display language can be set to English, French, or Spanish.
- Dolby Digital
- Dolby Pro Logic
Digital Acoustic Processor (DAP)
Modes: The effect level of
each DAP mode can be adjusted from 1 to 5, allowing you to customize the sound
effect. You can choose from the following DAP modes:
- Theater: Reproduces the
sound field of a large theater
- Live Club: Reproduces the
feeling of a live music club with a low ceiling
- Dance Club: Emphasizes the
- Hall: Reproduces clear
vocals and the feeling of a concert hall
- Pavilion: Reproduces the
spacious feeling of a pavilion with a high ceiling
- Front Speakers: You can
select LARGE or SMALL. When using the supplied satellites, the front speaker
size must be set SMALL.
- Center Speaker: You can
select SMALL or NONE
- Rear Speakers: When the
front speaker size is set to SMALL, you can set the rear speaker size to
SMALL or NONE. When the front speaker size is set to LARGE, you can set the
rear speaker size to LARGE, SMALL or NONE. When
using the supplied satellites, the rear speaker size must be set SMALL.
- Center Delay: Allows you to
adjust the center delay setting from 0 to 5 msec in 1 msec increments
- Rear Delay: Allows you to
adjust the rear delay setting from 0 to 15 msec in 1 msec increments
- Crossover: The
channels set to SMALL are filtered with a selectable high-pass crossover.
You can select a crossover point of 100Hz, 120Hz, or 200Hz.
- LFE Attenuator: When the
bass is distorted, you can turn on the LFE attenuator
- Dynamic Range Compression:
Allows you to select a compression setting of Max, Mid, or Off. Note:
This feature only works with Dolby Digital sources.
Subwoofer Level: You
can adjust the level of the subwoofer from -10dB to +10dB in 1dB increments.
The test tone allows you to adjust the output level of each channel.
feature allows you
to resume playback from the
position where a DVD or Video CD was stopped. The position is cleared when you
open the disc cover, or press the stop button while the unit is not playing.
a small still picture of the opening scene of each title on a DVD, or each track
on a Video CD. Up to nine still pictures can be displayed at a time. You can
access any title or track by clicking on the still picture.
Function: Using the Strobe function, you can display
a series of nine consecutive still pictures.
unit zooms in to the center part of a scene to produce a double-sized image. You
can zoom in on a DVD
or Video CD during play or pause mode. Using the cursor buttons on the remote,
you can move the enlarged image..
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 DVD movies recorded with multiple camera angles.
Position: You can
select one of four levels (Off, 1, 2 and 3),
each of which gives you a progressively darker picture. Off is the normal
Repeat Play: The
"Repeat A-B" function allows you to select any portion of a DVD, Video
CD or audio CD and have it repeat until the unit is manually stopped. 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
Program Play: Up to
18 titles or tracks can be programmed and played in any order.
Random Play: When
playing a DVD, you can play the titles in random order. When playing a Video CD
or an audio CD, you can play the tracks in random order.
There are five fast-play speeds in both forward and reverse: 2X, 5X, 10X, 20X
and 60X the normal speed.
Slow Motion: When playing a DVD
or Video CD, you may move forward through the program being played in one of six
slow motion speeds: 1/32, 1/16, 1/8, 1/4, 1/3 or 1/2 the normal speed. When
playing a DVD, you may move backward through the program being played in one of
five slow motion speeds: 1/16, 1/12, 1/8, 1/4, or 1/3 the normal speed.
Lock Function: You can select a parental control rating from
0-8, which is protected by a 4-digit password.
Sleep Timer: The sleep timer
turns the system off after a specified amount of time. The sleep timer can be
set to 10, 20, 30, 60, 90, 120, or 150 minutes.
you to select a default menu display language
you to select a default audio language
you to select a default subtitle language
you to select English, Spanish or French as the on-screen display language
Type: Allows you to
select 4:3 Letter Box (automatically displays a wide screen DVD as
letterboxed on a normal aspect ratio TV); 4:3 Pan Scan (automatically
converts a wide screen DVD to Pan and Scan when supported by the DVD,
otherwise it is played in letter box format) or 16:9 wide (used when using a
wide-screen TV with a 16:9 ratio).
against screen burnout by selecting a screensaver after approximately 5
minutes. You can select Off (no screen saver), Mode 1 (darkens the screen),
or Mode 2 (uses the "screen saver" picture).
Guide: Allows you
to turn the on-screen guide icons On or Off
Standby: Allows you
to select when the unit will go into standby mode when it is not being
operated or it is sitting in stop mode. You can select 30 minutes, 60
minutes or Off.
Allows you to turn the resume feature On or Off
- AV Compu
you to select DVD 1, 2 or 3 depending on how the DVD player is hooked up to
compatible JVC Compu Link receivers and/or televisions
Tuner: This system
has a digital AM/FM Tuner. You can store up to 30 FM and 15 AM station presets
so that you always have easy access to your favorite stations without having to
tune them in manually each time. Using the supplied remote control, you can
directly access preset stations after they are stored. If you are listening to
an FM station in stereo but the reception is weak, you can improve the sound
quality by switching to Mono. Note: FM tuning is
done in 0.1MHz steps and AM tuning is done in 10 kHz steps.
Powered Subwoofer: The
subwoofer uses an 8" woofer powered by a 100-watt amplifier in a
bass-reflex enclosure. A rear-mounted
level control allows you to match the output of the subwoofer to the rest of
your system. Next to the volume control is a phase button that allows you to
select normal or reverse.
Each satellite has a 2-15/16"x1-5/8" full-range paper cone driver in a
bass-reflex enclosure. For a smoother response and improved durability, the
full-range drivers use rubber surrounds. Each satellite has a set of spring clip
terminals that will accept bare wire and pin connectors. Each speaker is covered
by a non-removable, light gray cloth grille.
The center speaker has a 2-3/4"x1-5/8" full-range paper cone driver in
a bass-reflex enclosure. For a smoother response and improved durability, the
full-range driver uses a rubber surround. The
set of rear-mounted spring clip terminals will accept bare wire and pin
connectors. The center speaker is
covered by a non-removable, light gray cloth grille.
and Center Speaker Mounting: The center speaker and each satellite has an M5 (5mm) threaded insert on the
back. The satellites can be mounted on the wall using an optional bracket or an
M5 (5mm) screw (not included). Two metal brackets are supplied for mounting the
rear satellites. If you do not wish to mount
the center speaker or the satellites on the wall, you can place them on any
The center speaker and satellites are video-shielded.
Multibrand Remote: The TH-A9
comes with a remote that is pre-programmed to operate this system and a number
of functions on other brands of components, including VCRs, TVs, cable boxes,
and DBS tuners.
- AM Antenna Input: Two spring
- FM Antenna Input: Slip-on
- Aux In: Stereo RCA jacks
- Video Out: RCA composite
video jack, S-video jack and component video jacks (3 RCA jacks labeled "Y",
"PB" and "PR")
female jack for use with supplied system cable (connects center unit to the
- AV Compu Link: 2 female
mini-jacks for use with compatible JVC components
- AC In: AC jack for use with
supplied AC power cord
female jack for use with supplied system cable (connects powered subwoofer
to the center unit)
- Speaker Outputs:
Spring clip outputs for front left, front right, center, rear left, and rear
- Center Unit: W=14.1875",
H=2.942" (7.395" with the disc cover open), D=11.025"
- Powered Subwoofer:
W=9.408", H=17.125", D=17.75"
W=2.539", H=4.85", D=4.577"
- Center Speaker:
W=4.807", H=2.588", D=4.513"
- FM Tuning Range: 87.5 to
- AM Tuning Range: 530 to
- FM Usable Sensitivity: 12.8 dBf
- AM Usable Sensitivity: 630 micro volts
- Front/Rear/Center Output Power:
20 watts x 5 (4 ohms, 1kHz, 0.7% THD); 30 watts x 5 (4 ohms, 1kHz, 10% THD)
- Powered Subwoofer Output Power:
100 watts (4 ohms, 100Hz, 0.7% THD); 140 watts (4 ohms, 100Hz, 10% THD)
- Frequency Range: 25-200Hz
- Power Handing Capacity: 30
- Frequency Range: 95Hz-20kHz
- Power Handing Capacity: 30
- Frequency Range: 95Hz-20kHz