Inputs and Outputs Notes
Overview: The Toshiba SD-3990 DVD player is a
multi-format single disc player that features ColorStream Pro Progressive Scan
Component Video Outputs for enhanced color purity and image detail.
The SD-3990 can play the following discs.
DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW
CD, CD-R, CD-RW
MP3, WMA, and JPEG formats recorded onto CD-R
Digital Cinema Progressive:
Toshiba's Digital Cinema Progressive 3/2 Pulldown process delivers the
smoothest, most film-like images to any progressive scan television, such as a
high-definition-compatible one, and ensures maximum resolution.
ColorStream Pro Component Video
Output: These outputs allow the video signal to be sent from the DVD
player to a component video equipped interlace or progressive scan TV. When
this connection is utilized with today's HD-compatible TVs, typical NTSC
artifacts-like video noise, dot crawl and flicker are virtually eliminated,
resulting in a low-noise, highly detailed picture with unequaled color
MP3/WMA Playback: In addition
to DVDs (including DVD-R), Video CDs and Audio CDs, this unit will play MP3/WMA audio files
recorded onto CD-R discs using the ISO 9660 Level 1, 2 or Joliet formats (CD-RW
discs not recommended).
Compatible bit rates include 32-320 kbps for MP3 and 48-192 kbps for WMA. During
MP3/WMA playback, you can use repeat, program, and random functions, but you
cannot use search or A-B repeat functions. Each disc can have no more than 256
folders and 1000 files.
JPEG Disc Playback: This unit
will play JPEG files recorded onto CD-ROM and CD-R discs using the ISO 9660
Level 1, 2, or
Joliet formats (CD-RW not recommended). You can select a single image, a page of
6 thumbnails, or a slideshow of a selected folder. Each disc can have no more
than 256 folders and 1000 files. Maximum file size is 3072 x 2048.
DivX Files: You can play DivX
files that have been recorded on a CD-R or CD-ROM (650MB / 74 minute only) using
the ISO 9660 level 1, 2 or Joliet formats (CD-RW not recommended). Each disc can
have no more than 256 folders and 1000 files.
Screen Saver: The player can be
set to automatically go into a screen saver mode after several minutes of
inactivity. While in this mode, the Toshiba DVD logo appears and moves across
the screen. Many movies will display the main menu indefinitely after the movie
has ended. If left onscreen for a prolonged period of time, burn-in on the TV
screen may result without this feature.
Digital Picture Zoom: This
interactive DVD feature allows you to select an area of the picture you want to
zoom in on and magnify it. Enhanced digital processing during moving video or
freeze-frame playback produces superior color fidelity and resolution, even when
you are zoomed in. This feature can also be used to expand letterbox-only films
to increase the viewable area on-screen.
Variable Speed Playback: You
can play discs at various speeds and resume playback from different locations.
- Fast Reverse or Fast Forward:
You can fast forward or fast reverse through a disc at either 2, 8, 30
or 100 times normal speed.
- Frame by Frame: Each time
you press the Pause/Step button, the picture will advance on frame.
- Slow-Motion: You can reverse or
forward slow-motion through a disc at 1/2, 1/4, or 1/8 time normal speed.
- Resume Playback: The DVD
player will memorize the location where playback is stopped so the next time
you push play the disc will start up right where you left off.
Note: The stopping point is
cleared when the Stop button is pressed more than once or the disc tray is
You can quickly access any specific title, chapter or track of a disc by using
the Top Menu.
Playback Modes: You can choose
various playback modes to play your favorite movie or CD.
- Access a Specific Location:
This unit will store the points that you want to watch again up to 3 access
points. You can resume playback from either of the access points stored.
- Repeat: You can specify a
desired segment to repeat.
- Random: You play titles,
chapters within a title, or tracks in a varied order.
- Memory Playback: You can
combine your favorite titles, chapters, or tracks and play them in the order
you determine. You can program up to 12 selections into the memory.
Enhanced Sound Enhancement: You
can engage the 3D Virtual Surround mode with the E.A.M.
(Enhanced Audio Mode) button on the remote to
obtain expansive virtual surround sound effects from just two
speakers (effective during playback of DVD or Video CD)
Enhanced Picture Enhancement: You can engage one of two picture enhancements with the E.P.M.
(Enhanced Picture Mode) button on the remote. Brightness and Sharpness can each
be adjusted between 0 and 8.
Camera Angle: If the scene of a
movie was recorded from multiple angles, you can easily change the camera angle
of the scene you are watching.
Subtitles: You can display
subtitles on the TV screen and select a subtitle language from those included on
the DVD disc.
On-Screen Display Operation:
When you turn on the on-screen display, you can view information on operational
status and access features and settings of the SD-3990 on your TV screen.
View Modes: You may choose from
one of the following options to view your DVD movie on your Television.
- Fill: fills the screen
with the decoded image
- Original: displays the
image as its original size
- Height Fit: fits the
screen height with the image height
- Width Fit: fits the screen
width with the image width
- Auto Fit: automatically
fits the decoded image on screen without distortion
- Pan Scan: automatically
displays the decoded image on full screen without distortion.
Night Mode: Night Mode or
Dynamic Range Compress reduces the variations between loud and soft sounds in
audio output so you can still hear the softer sounds and dialogue even at very
low volume. Great for listening to movies late at night by yourself when
everyone else has went to bed.
Lock Function: You can select a parental control rating from
0-8, which is protected by a 4-digit password.
and Outputs Notes
Component Video: The SD-3990
features ColorStream Pro component video outputs which allow the video signal to
be sent from the DVD player to a component video-equipped interlaced or
progressive scan TV. Typical artifacts, such as video noise, dot crawl, and
flicker, are virtually eliminated, resulting in a low-noise, highly detailed
picture with unequaled color purity. In addition to the component video outputs,
the unit also has one composite and one S-Video output.
Coaxial Digital Output: This
unit features a coaxial digital output to allow you to connect the player to a
receiver with a Dolby Digital or DTS decoder. There is no optical digital output
on this unit. The unit also has one set of analog composite audio outputs if
your application only calls for hooking the DVD audio up to your Television.