Inputs and Outputs Notes
The Yamaha DVD-S2700 is a universal player, which offers playback of the ultra
high-resolution multi-channel audio formats SACD (Super Audio Compact Disc) and
DVD-Audio. Both, with their wide
frequency responses, capture subtle details that make music sound richer and
The DVD-S2700 can play pre-recorded
DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, Super Audio CD (SACD), Audio CD, Video CD, and Super Video
CD discs. Additionally it is compatible with recordings on DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW,
CD-R, and CD-RW discs. MP3, WMA (except copyright protected WMA) and Kodak, JPEG files recorded on CD-R, CD-RW,
DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R or DVD+RW are also
supported. The unit also supports all versions of DivX video on CD-R, CD-RW,
DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, and DVD+RW discs.
Note: CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW,
DVD+R and DVD+RW discs must be finalized before playback is possible on this
Multi-channel DVD-Audio Playback:
DVD-Audio is a multi-channel format used for high resolution recording
supporting up to six channels of PCM audio. This unit can decode and play
DVD-Audio discs with a sampling rate up to 192 kHz with a 24-bit word length.
Many DVD-Audio discs also offer photo galleries, artist biographies, lyrics, etc
to accompany the music.
SACD: Unlike PCM based technology (CD, MiniDisc, DVD, DVD Audio, etc.), Super
Audio CD is based on Direct Stream Digital (DSD)
encoding, which does not require decimation and interpolation filters. DSD is
much simpler and enables a 1-bit signal to be recorded directly. DSD encodes
music at 2,822,400 samples per second (64 times that of standard CD) allowing
you to hear sound with incredible detail and clarity. DSD combines the
advantages of digital recording with the best characteristics of analog sound.
The DVD-S2700 will play 2-channel and multi-channel Super Audio CDs recorded on
single layer, dual layer, and hybrid discs. During SACD playback, neither the
optical digital nor coaxial digital outputs operate.
DivX Certified: DivX is the video
compression codec developed by DivX Networks and based on the MPEG-4 compression
format. It uses a balance of high video quality and low bit rates. This
compression technology has the potential for expanding the ways you view video
media in much the way MP3 has given us many new ways to listen to music.
MP3/WMA Playback: This unit
will play MP3/WMA files recorded onto CD-R (W), DVD-R (W) and DVD+R (W), discs using the ISO
9660 format. The player can
recognize eight levels of nested directories, album numbers up to 99, and track
numbers up to 999. The unit also recognizes ID3 tags and will display then on
Note: This unit will not playback
copyright protected WMA files.
JPEG Playback: This unit will play JPEG
still image files recorded onto a CD-R (W), DVD-R (W) and DVD+R (W) using the
ISO 9660 format. The player can recognize eight levels of nested directories,
roll numbers up to 99, and picture numbers up to 999. JPEG files can be
displayed one at a time or as a slideshow with picture durations of
approximately 2 or 10 seconds. You can also rotate
images in 90° steps (rotation not available during slide show).
Construction: The unit uses aluminum
panels and cleanly finished aluminum caps on the operating buttons. The chassis
is a highly rigid, reinforced frame that prevents any vibrations from affecting
the sound. The interior has independent chambers for the power supply,
operational and video circuits, as well as separate covers, preventing any
chance of interference between sections. A large transformer exclusively for the
audio section eliminates any possibility of sound degradation at the power
This unit uses four 2-channel 24-bit/192 kHz audio D/A converters to maintain extraordinary sound
quality. It has built-in
Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic II, and MPEG decoders along with the 5.1-channel analog outputs for
DVD-Audio and SACD. There is also an Audio Direct mode which turns off all the
video circuitry and LCD display, so it doesn't generate any noise when you want the highest
possible audio quality.
The DVD-S2700 uses 12-bit/216 MHz video D/A converters to ensure highly
accurate playback of delicate, low-level video signals and give you a vivid
picture that is faithful in every detail.
DCDi By Faroudja: The
DVD-S2700's progressive scan output is powered by Faroudja's DCDi (Directional Correction De-interlacing) engine for the finest processing of film, video, graphics, or
mixed-mode content. This technology virtually eliminates jagged oblique lines
that appear when standard interlaced video is viewed on progressive scan
displays, enabling the reproduction of beautiful, natural-looking moving images.
NSV: Noise Shaped Video precision video
technology uses oversampling and advanced techniques such as multi-bit
sigma-delta processing and bitshuffling to improve converter performance by
moving converter noise to an area of the spectrum where it can be removed by an
analog filter. This improves the accuracy of signal representation, allowing
images to be displayed at much higher resolutions.
HDMI Output: The HDMI output simplifies A/V connections by carrying
uncompressed SD or HD digital video and up to 8 channels of digital audio all in
one cable. It conforms to HDCP copyright protection technology, and must be
connected to an HDCP-compliant device with an HDMI or DVI (with adapter) input. The
features a built-in high quality video scaler that is capable of outputting
video signals in a variety of formats. You can select the HDMI output as
480p/576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p or Auto (automatically set to match the monitor). The
audio portion of the HDMI output must be turned off if you're using the optical
or coaxial digital output, if the HDMI audio output is turned on, the other two
NTSC/PAL Compatible: The monitor type can be set to NTSC
or Pal. If you have an NTSC TV, set the output to NTSC and PAL discs will be
TV Display: This feature allows you to se
the aspect ratio of this unit to match your TV. You can select from 4:3 Pan
Scan, 4:3 Letter Box or 16:9.
Wide Screen Format: This feature allows
you to set the aspect ratio of the projected images on the screen. This function
is only available for progressive scan and HDMI output. You can choose from the
- NL Stretch: displays 4:3 image on the
16:9 screen with non-linear stretching (the center position of the screen is
stretched less than the sides)
- Pillar Box: displays 4:3 image on the
16:9 screen without stretching
- Off: makes no aspect ratio adjustment
Black Level: You can enhance the Black
Level of your picture by selecting this function "on".
DVD Video Mode: Because some DVD-Audio
discs have a DVD-Video section, this player gives you the option of specifying
the DVD-Video mode.
Picture Quality Adjustments:
The DVD-S2700 allows you to adjust numerous picture settings individually. They
include the following.
- Brightness: adjusts overall
brightness from 0 to +6
- Contrast: adjusts the bright areas
(white level) in the image from -6 to +6
- Hue: adjust the hue or phase of the
image from -6 to +6
- Sharpness Mid: adjust the sharpness
of the image for the intermediate frequencies from -6 to +6
- Sharpness High: adjust the sharpness
of the image for the high frequencies from -6 to +6
- DNR: reduces video noise from 0 to +6
- Gamma: adjusts the intensity of the
picture non-linearly from -6 to +6
- Chroma Level: adjust the dimity of
the color from -6 to +6
- Chroma Delay: adjusts the advance
delay of the chroma signal for perfectly clear picture from -2 to +2
- True Life: produces more dynamic
picture by increasing the picture contrast and color intensity from 0 to +6
Bass Management: When using the
5.1-channel analog outputs you can tailor the frequency, level, and delay to the
bass handling capabilities and configuration of your speaker system. The front,
center, and surround speakers can be set to Large or Small. The center and
surround speakers can also be set to Off. The subwoofer is set to On or Off. The
distance from the listening position can be set for the front,
center, and rear speakers from 1 to 40 feet in 1 foot increments. You can also adjust the relative output level for
each speaker and the subwoofer from 0 to 12dB in 1dB increments.
SACD Mode: Some SA-CD discs contain both a
SA-CD layer and the standard CD layer. The SA-CD mode will allow you to playback
SACD Configuration: You can also select
from the following SACD preset speaker configurations when playing back your
- Configure 1: all speakers are set to
large and subwoofer is set to on
- Configure 2: all speakers are set to
small and subwoofer is set to on
- Configure 3: front speakers are
set to large, center and surround speakers set to small and subwoofer is set
SACD Cut-Off Frequency: You can select a
cut-off (cross-over) frequency for all low frequency signals. All frequencies
below the selected frequency are sent to the subwoofer. You can choose from 60,
80, 100, or 120 Hz.
Digital Audio Output: Depending on the
input capability of your pre-amp, set the digital output to 48kHz or 96kHz. When playing copyright-protected PCM
signals, the digital output is automatically down-converted to 48kHz.
Night Listening Mode:
The dynamic range is lowered in night mode, for listening at night without the
loud peaks (compatible with Dolby Digital soundtracks only).
Resume Play Function: This function allows you to resume DVD playback at the point where you left off
for the last five DVDs you've played.
Slow Motion Speeds:
When playing a disc with video content, you can move forward or backward through
the program in one of four slow-motion speeds. You must first hit the pause
button and the slow/search buttons.
- Forward Slow Motion: 1/2x, 1/4x,
1/8x, and 1/16x
- Reverse Slow Motion: 1x, 1/2x, 1/4,
There are six fast forward and reverse scanning speeds to use to search through
Direct Track Access: The DVD player allows
you to go directly to a track or chapter on your disc by entering the
corresponding number from the remote control's numeric key pad.
Playback: You can create a playlist of up to 20 video chapters or audio tracks
to playback in the order you like.
Repeat Playback: The DVD player offers the
following Repeat modes for the following discs.
- DVD-Video: chapter and title repeat
- DVD-Audio: track and group repeat
- CD, SA-CD, VCD, SVCD: track and all
- MP3, WMA, JPEG, DivX: track, folder
and all repeat
A-B Repeat: The DVD player allows you to
repeat certain segments of your discs. You can choose from a certain starting
and ending point on the disc and the DVD player will continue to repeat just
this section you have selected. This function does not work for DVD-Audio, MP3,
WMA, or JPEG discs.
Random: The unit allows you play tracks in
random order on your disc. This function does not work for DVD, DivX and SA-CD
During video playback, you can enlarge the picture by 1.5x, 2x, 3x, or 4x. You can
then use the cursor buttons to move the enlarged viewing area up, down, left, or
This unit allows you to set playback restrictions for DVDs. You can
select a parental control rating level from 0 to 8, which is protected by a 4-digit password.
You can set the DVD player to turn off after a certain period of elapsed time.
You can choose from 30, 60, 90, 120 or 150 minutes.
Auto Power: You can choose from the
following Auto standby modes.
- Off: disables the auto power off
- Mode 1: sets the unit to the standby
mode automatically when disc playback is stopped for more than 30 minutes or
disc playback is continued for more than six hours without operation
- Mode 2: select this to set this unit
to the standby mode automatically when disc playback is stopped for more
than 30 minutes
Remote Control: The DVD player comes
supplied with an IR wireless remote control with luminescent buttons to make it
easy to see and use in the dark. The remote is designed to work only this DVD
player. The remote offers standard playback features such as Play, Pause, Stop
and Search functions as well as menu functions. The unit also includes a numeric
Inputs and Outputs Notes
HDMI (High Definition Multimedia
Interface): Output digital video and multi-channel audio using one cable.
Component Video Output: The
DVD-S2700 features a component video output, capable of passing a progressive
scan signal or an interlaced video signal. If the component output is to be
used, the HDMI output must be turned off.
connecting to TVs with only composite or S-Video inputs, this unit provides one
composite video and one S-Video output jack.
Digital Audio Outputs: This
unit features two digital audio outputs, one optical and one coaxial.
These can be connected to an A/V receiver, amplifier, surround decoder (Dolby
Digital, DTS), or other component.
5.1-Channel Audio Outputs: The
DVD-S2700 offers multi-channel analog output for DVD-Audio, DVD-Video and SACD
playback as well as when using the built-in Dolby Digital or DTS decoder.
Audio Outputs: In addition to the 5.1-channel analog outputs, the unit
features a stereo audio output for connecting to a stereo analog input on a TV
or receiver. Even when the source audio is multi-channel (Dolby Digital, DTS,
DVD-Audio, SACD), these jacks will output a down-mixed 2-channel signal.
3.5mm jacks are included for remote input and remote output, for use with other
compatible Yamaha components.
RS-232C Port: Connects to the RS-232 port
on a compatible external controller, allowing control of this player using
outboard remote systems. There is a switch next to this port that can turn this
function of the unit "on" or "off". When not using this port keep the switch set