Inputs and Outputs Note
This integrated system includes a 5-disc DVD/CD changer/receiver, 4 satellites,
a matching center channel, and a separate powered subwoofer. A multibrand remote
is included for system control.
Converter: This unit includes an audio digital-to-analog converter
capable of providing 192 kHz/24-bit and 96 kHz/24-bit resolution. The 192
kHz/24-bit and 96 kHz/24-bit capabilities of this unit allow it to play DVD
Video discs with 96 kHz/24-bit audio tracks and DVD-Audio discs with sampling
rates of 192 kHz.
Surround Modes: This
receiver incorporates a variety of surround modes to bring you maximum enjoyment
from your audio and video software. The surround modes include:
Output: This unit may be set to output a progressive scan or interlaced
video signal from the component video output. Instead of splitting each video
frame into two sequential fields like interlaced scanning, progressive scanning
displays the entire frame in a single sweep. Where a standard DVD player's 480i
output displays 30 frames (60 fields) per second, a progressive-scan player's
480p output displays 60 full frames per second. Progressive-scan picture quality
is more film-like, with more fine detail and less flicker. Progressive-scan
viewing requires a TV with a progressive scan compatible component video input.
DVD-Audio Playback: DVD-Audio is a multi-channel
format used for high resolution audio recording. This unit can decode and play
DVD-Audio discs with a sampling rate up to 192 kHz with a 24-bit word length.
This unit will play MP3/WMA audio files recorded onto CD-R and CD-RW discs using
the ISO 9660 format. During MP3/WMA playback, rapid forward/reverse playback is
not available. MP3 files with a bit rate of 32-320 kbps are supported. This unit
will recognize up to 99 groups and up to 150 tracks per group.
rate information is not provided for WMA files.
JPEG Disc Playback:
This unit will play back JPEG still image files recorded onto a CD-R or
CD-RW disc using the ISO 9660 format. This unit will recognize up to 99 groups
and up to 150 files per group. It is recommended that the material be recorded
at a 640 x 480 pixel resolution. Available functions during JPEG disc play
include Zoom (6 different levels), Slide Show playback, and Repeat (Group and
PBC (Playback Control)
Playback: PBC playback allows you to play Video CDs interactively by
following the menu on the TV screen.
Play: This feature allows you to resume playback of a disc from
the point where you last stopped. The stopping point is cleared from memory if
you open the disc tray or press the Stop button a second time.
Zoom: The Zoom feature allows
you to get an increasingly close-up view of the image (6 different levels). You
can also move the zoomed image around the screen.
Processor (VFP): The
VFP function allows you to adjust the picture character according to the type of
programming, picture tone, or personal preferences. There are 4 settings:
for watching TV in
a room with normal lighting
for watching a
movie in a room with suppressed lighting
1/User 2: you can
adjust parameters that affect the picture character, and store the settings
as a user preset. The parameters include:
Gamma: if the
neutral color is bright or dark
the overall picture is bright or dark
the far and near position is unnatural
the picture is whitish or blackish
Tint: if the
flesh tones are unnatural
the picture is indistinct
You can protect against TV screen burn-in by a static image (such as an
on-screen display or menu) by activating the screensaver. After approximately 5
minutes of display with no activity, the screen automatically darkens. Pressing
any button will release the screen saver function.
Lock Function: You can select a parental control rating from
0-8, which is protected by a 4-digit password.
Display Dimmer: You can select
one of three display brightness levels for the display window and the disc tray
Sleep Timer: The sleep timer
switches the unit off after a specified amount of time. The sleep timer can be
set to 10, 20, 30, 60, 90, 120, or 150 minutes.
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. FM
tuning is done in 0.1MHz steps and AM tuning is done in 10kHz steps.
Powered Subwoofer: The
subwoofer features a side-firing 9-7/8" cone woofer in a bass reflex enclosure.
The system amplifier is located in the subwoofer enclosure. The amplifier
provides 140 watts x 5 for the satellite speakers and 300 watts for the sub.
Spring clip outputs let you connect the satellite speakers to the subwoofer
using the supplied speaker wire.
Speakers: Each front satellite speaker uses a
5/8" dome tweeter and a 3-3/16" paper cone woofer with a foam surround in a bass
Each surround satellite
speaker uses a 3-3/16" paper cone woofer with a foam surround in a bass reflex
enclosure. Each speaker has a set
of spring clip terminals for use with the supplied speaker wire. Each enclosure
is covered by a non-removable silver metal grille.
Channel Speaker: The center speaker uses a 5/8"
dome tweeter and a 3-3/16" paper cone woofer with a foam surround in a bass
reflex enclosure. The center speaker has a set of spring clip terminals
for use with the supplied speaker wire. The enclosure is covered by a
non-removable silver metal grille.
Satellite Speaker Mounting:
Each satellite speaker has an M5 threaded insert and a keyhole
slot on the back that allows the speaker to be wall mounted. The center speaker
has two keyhole slots. If you do not wish to mount the satellite speakers on the
wall, you can place them on any flat surface.
Video-shielding: The satellite
speakers, center channel speaker, and subwoofer are video-shielded, allowing
them to be placed near your television without causing picture distortion.
Multibrand Remote: The TH-M505
comes with a remote that is pre-programmed to operate this system and a number
of functions on different brands of TVs, DBS tuners, cable boxes, and VCRs.
Several controls are located under a sliding lid that covers the bottom half of
III: JVC's AV Compu-Link III system simplifies
operation of connected JVC-brand audio and video equipment. When this unit is
properly connected to a JVC television, simply pressing play on the DVD will
automatically turn on the TV and make all necessary settings. When a JVC VCR is
connected and you insert a tape, the system automatically turns on and begins
Inputs and Outputs Note
System Connection: The DVD/CD
changer/receiver and subwoofer each have an 8-pin jack, allowing them to be
connected using the supplied system cord.
Speaker Outputs: The spring clip
speaker outputs are located on the back panel of the subwoofer.