Controls And Connections
Overview: The Valor DV-180 half-din size
universal DVD player is designed to add multi-media to your current a/v system
already consisting of a head-unit or amplifier with RCA audio inputs and video
monitor consisting of a composite video input.
Disc Compatibility: The following 12 cm
disc formats are compatible with this unit.
- CD: CD, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-ROM, MP3, JPG
- VCD: VCD, SVCD, DVCD,
- DVD: DVD-video, DVD +/- R/RW (single
single side/single layer and single side/double-layer)
Note: The unit is compatible with
both PAL and NTSC
Built-In Dolby Digital/DTS Decoder: The
Valor DV-180 features built-in Dolby Digital and DTS decoders that will down mix
the Dolby Digital and DTS signal to stereo for non 5.1-channel installation. The
unit is also equipped with a digital-audio coaxial output to hook-up to an
optional DSP processor for Dolby Digital and DTS surround sound in your vehicle.
Skip-Free Mounting: The Valor mobile DVD
player can be mounted horizontally or vertically. The unit features an excellent
anti-vibration mechanism with electronic shock protection using a 16MB memory
buffer to eliminate disc skipping.
Note: The unit does not come with any
mounting hardware other than the four supplied self-adhesive rubber feet.
AV AUX Input: In addition to the DVD
player's audio video output, the unit utilizes an AV Aux input that consists of
Left and Right RCAs for audio and a composite RCA for video to input an external
AV source through your car-audio/video system.
Multi Language On-Screen Menu: The mobile
DVD player does not feature its own display but does feature an on-screen menu
that will output to your video monitor through the composite video output
terminal. The on-screen menu can be displayed in English, French, Spanish or
TV Display: Through the unit's on-screen
menu you can adjust the aspect ratio of the video output to match your monitor.
You can choose from 4:3 Normal, 4:3 Letter Box or 16:9 Wide.
Rapid Forward and Reverse: The DVD player
features high speed searches in forward or reverse of 2x, 4x, 8x or 20x normal
Slow Motion Playback: The DV-180 features
slow motion playback in forward or reverse in 1/2x, 1/4, 1/6x/ 1/7x normal
Repeat Mode: In DVD mode the player can
repeat an entire Title or Chapter. While in CD mode the unit can repeat a single
track or disc.
Last Position Memory: If you stop playback
and leave a disc in the unit, the DVD player will remember where you left off
and start playback from where you stopped on the disc.
Zoom: The Zoom feature enlarges the image
on screen for a close-up view. However, some DVD disc pictures can not be
Multi-Angle Function: This function allows
you to view a DVD at multi-angles, if in fact the disc was recorded with
Parental Lock: The DVD player features a
parental lock system that can be set between 8 different levels to prevent
certain discs from being played and is protected by a user customized 4-digit
Controls and Connections
Front Panel Controls: The following
controls are found on the front panel of the DV-180.
- Power: turns power on/off
- Play/Pause: begins disc play/pause
- Skip: skip forward or reverse in a
movie scene or music track
- Stop: stop disc play
- Eject: ejects disc
- Reset: resets DVD to factory default
Wireless Remote Control: The DV-180 DVD
player also features an IR wireless remote control that offers all the same
controls as the front panel as well as many others needed to operate the DVD
- AUX: switches from DVD player to A/V
- Display: displays statistical disc
information during playback
- Setup: displays unit's main setup
- Menu: displays DVD menus
- Cursor Buttons: navigates menu
- Enter: selects menu settings
- Numeric Keypad: 0 to 9, 10+ keys for
direct track accessing
- Volume: increases or decreases volume
- Goto: disc search button used with
- Title: display Title menu of DVD-disc
- Audio: changes soundtrack settings
- Repeat: activates repeat mode
- Sub-Title: changes sub-title language
zooms in images on-screen
- P/N: selects PAL or NTSC format
- Angle: changes the view angle on
multi-angle DVD discs
- Slow: select forward or back slow
Note: The unit has an IR eye on
the front panel for the remote but also comes equipped with an external
remote sensor that plugs into the back of unit and then runs to
the front of the vehicle for mounting in an application where you mount
the DVD player in a location where the unit's built-in IR eye is not
Rear Panel Connections: All of the
player's connections are found on the rear panel of the unit.
- Digital Out: Digital audio coaxial
output for passing Dolby Digital and DTS signals to an optional DSP
- A/V Out: Left and Right RCA audio
terminals used to output audio to your head-unit or amplifier and a
composite video RCA terminal used to output video to your mobile monitor.
- A/V In: Left and Right RCA audio
terminals along with a composite video RCA terminal to input an external a/v
source through the player to your monitor.
- External Remote: 3.5mm miniplug for
connection of supplied external remote sensor.
- 2-Pin Power Plug: 2-pin power plug
used for connection of supplied power/ground harness.
- DC In/Out: DC input for use with
optional AC/DC adapter.