Inputs and Outputs
Overview: The Panasonic DVD-F87 is a 5-disc DVD player
that features a built-in Dolby Digital/DTS/Pro-Logic II decoder. The DVD player
is available in a silver or black finish.
player uses a 54 MHz/10-bit video digital-to-analog converter. This high-bit,
high sampling D/A converter helps to reduce digital artifacts to give you a
Audio D/A 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.
PCM Down Conversion: You can
select one of four PCM Down Conversion settings:
- Up to 48 kHz: Digital
signals over 48 kHz are converted to 48 or 44.1 kHz
- Up to 96 kHz: Digital
signals over 96 kHz are converted to 48 or 44.1 kHz
- Up to 192 kHz: Digital
signals up to 192 kHz are output
- Off: When no digital output
connection is made
Note: Signals from
copy-protected discs are converted to 48 or 44.1 kHz regardless of the
Progressive Scan Output: Progressive-scan
video has less flicker and fewer motion artifacts than the traditional
interlaced-scanning method, resulting in a superior picture. To take advantage
of this feature, you must have a television with component video inputs that
supports the progressive scanning mode. The component outputs on this
unit can be set to pass either progressive or interlaced video.
Built-in Decoders: This unit
has built-in Dolby Digital, DTS, and Dolby Pro Logic II decoders.
Digital Bass Management:
This unit has built-in bass management that allows you to adjust the speaker
size, delay time, and channel balance when using the 5.1-channel output.
Disc Compatibility: The player
is compatible with the following discs.
- CD, CD-R, CD-RW, HDCD
- Video CD, SVCD
- DVD-R, DVD-RAM
- DVD-Video, DVD-Audio
This unit will play MP3/WMA files recorded onto CD-R and CD-RW discs using the
ISO 9660 level 1/level 2 format. MP3 files with a compression rate from 32-320
kbps and WMA files with a compression rate from 48-320 kbps are supported.
unit is not compatible with ID3 tags.
JPEG Disc Playback: This
unit will play JPEG files recorded onto CD-R and CD-RW discs using the ISO 9660
level 1/level 2 format. Exif 2.1 JPEG Baseline files with a resolution between
320 x 240 and 6144 x 4096 are supported. All JPEG files on a disc can be played
back in a slide show. The slide show has an adjustable interval from 0-30
Multi-Channel 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.
Note: DVD-Audio recorded with this sampling rate is passed
through the analog outputs only.
HighMAT Disc Playback: HighMAT
stands for High Performance Media Access Technology. Co-developed by Panasonic
and Microsoft, HighMAT was designed to significantly improve interoperability
for digital media content between PCs and popular electronics devices such as CD
players, car stereos and DVD players. HighMAT is a digital-media standard that
provides a dramatically improved method of storing, arranging and playing back
personal digital photo, music and video collections on recordable discs such as
HDCD is a digital recording technology, compatible with the conventional CD
format, that significantly reduces distortion during recording to expand the
dynamic range and realize high resolution. The HDCD decoder allows this unit to
play discs that have been recorded in HDCD format and to bring out the superior
sonic performance from these discs.
playing a Dolby Digital disc, this feature allows you to obtain a surround sound
effect from only two speakers or headphones. If you are playing a disc
with surround effects recorded on it, the effects are broadened and the sound
seems to come from virtual speakers on either side. You can indicate whether you
are listening to speakers or headphones, and with each mode you can choose
"Natural", "Enhanced", or Off.
Enhancer: The Dialogue Enhancer increases the
center channel volume (relative to other channels), making movie dialogue easier
to hear and understand.
Audio Only: When playing audio
discs, this feature can turn the video section of the DVD player off to improve
the audio quality.
This feature increases the data density in CD or DVD signals to reproduce even
high-frequency sounds outside the audible range, creating incredible sound
quality. It can also be used in conjunction with compressed formats like MP3 and
WMA to compensate for signal loss, giving you a full, rich sound. You can choose
one of the following settings: 1 (Light), 2 (Medium), or 3 (Strong).
Modes: You can choose one of the following
picture mode settings:
- Cinema 1:
mellows images and enhances detail in dark scenes
- Cinema 2:
sharpens images and enhances detail in dark scenes
Output Mode: allows you to select
interlaced or progressive video output
Mode: allows you to select the method of
conversion for progressive output
1: for viewing film-based material
2: same as Auto 1, but able to convert
30-frame-per-second progressive video
for viewing video-based material
allows you to adjust the following settings: contrast, brightness,
sharpness, color, gamma, and Depth Enhancer. Depth Enhancer helps
give you sharp images with incredible depth. Instead of affecting the entire
image, the Depth Enhancer feature only processes an image's background,
helping to leave the delicate details of the main subject intact. The end
result is images with startling depth, true-to-life skin tones, and a soft,
movie-like background focus.
Variable Zoom Function: When
watching a widescreen-format DVD movie on a conventional 4:3 aspect ratio TV,
this feature allows you to enlarge the screen image in order to eliminate the
black bars on the top and bottom of the screen.
When displaying a 4:3 image on a 16:9 screen, you can choose one of the
following 4:3 Aspect settings:
laterally stretches the image
expands 4:3 letterbox images to fill more of the screen
images appear in the center of the screen
expands all images to fill the screen
Quick Replay: Quick Replay
allows you to jump back 7-10 seconds during playback just in case you missed
something, or want to see it again.
Position Memory: This function
lets you eject a disc part way through a movie, and then resume watching from
the same point later. This information can be stored for up to five discs.
Marker: Up to 5
points on a disc can be stored in memory and easily recalled. Markers are
cleared when power is turned off or when the tray is opened.
Karaoke: When playing
a karaoke disc, the vocals can be turned off.
This unit does not have a microphone jack.
Changing Discs: You
can change the 4 remaining discs in the tray without interrupting the currently
Sleep Timer: This
unit is equipped with a sleep timer that will automatically turn the unit off
after a specified amount of time. The sleep timer can be set to Auto (turns off
5 minutes after play finishes), 60, 90, or 120 minutes.
Inputs and Outputs
Inputs and Outputs: All
connections are located on the rear panel of the DVD player.
Digital Audio Out: The DVD
player features a single coaxial digital output.
2-Channel Out: The DVD player
is equipped with a stereo pair of RCA connections.
5.1-Channel Out: The DVD player
features a built-in Dolby Digital/DTS decoder for use with receivers that are
only Dolby Digital/DTS ready.
Component Video Out: The unit
has one set of component video outputs capable of 480P/480I.
S-Video Out: The player
features on standard S-video output.
Video Out: The DVD player is
equipped with a single composite video output.
AC IN: This input is for the
detachable AC power cord.