Thank you for purchasing the Onkyo DVD Player.
Please read this manual thoroughly before making con-
nections and turning on the power.
Following the instructions in this manual will enable you
to obtain optimum performance and listening enjoyment
from your new DVD Player.
Please retain this manual for future reference.
Before Using Your DVD Player
Facilities and Connections
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1. Read Instructions All the safety and operating
instructions should be read before the appliance is operated.
2. Retain Instructions The safety and operating instructions
should be retained for future reference.
3. Heed Warnings All warnings on the appliance and in the
operating instructions should be adhered to.
4. Follow Instructions All operating and use instructions
should be followed.
5. Cleaning Unplug the appliance from the wall outlet before
cleaning. The appliance should be cleaned only as
recommended by the manufacturer.
6. Attachments Do not use attachments not recommended by
the appliance manufacturer as they may cause hazards.
7. Water and Moisture Do not use the appliance near water
for example, near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or
laundry tub; in a wet basement; or near a swimming pool; and
8. Accessories Do not place the appliance on an unstable
cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The appliance may fall,
causing serious injury to a child or adult, and serious damage
to the appliance. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or
table recommended by the manufacturer, or sold with the
appliance. Any mounting of the appliance should follow the
manufacturer's instructions, and should use a mounting
accessory recommended by the manufacturer.
9. An appliance and cart combination
should be moved with care. Quick
stops, excessive force, and uneven
surfaces may cause the appliance and
cart combination to overturn.
10. Ventilation Slots and openings in
the cabinet are provided for ventilation
and to ensure reliable operation of the
appliance and to protect it from
overheating, and these openings must not be blocked or
covered. The openings should never be blocked by placing the
appliance on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface. The
appliance should not be placed in a built-in installation such as
a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is provided. There
should be free space of at least 5 cm (2 in.) and an opening
behind the appliance.
11. Power Sources The appliance should be operated only
from the type of power source indicated on the marking label.
If you are not sure of the type of power supply to your home,
consult your appliance dealer or local power company.
12. Grounding or Polarization The appliance may be
equipped with a polarized alternating current line plug (a plug
having one blade wider than the other). This plug will fit into
the power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you
are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing
the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact your
electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the
safety purpose of the polarized plug.
13. Power-Cord Protection Power-supply cords should be
routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by
items placed upon or against them, paying particular attention
to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where
they exit from the appliance.
14. Lightning For added protection for the appliance during a
lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for
long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and
disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent
damage to the appliance due to lightning and power-line
15. Overloading Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords,
or integral convenience receptacles as this can result in a risk
of fire or electric shock.
16. Object and Liquid Entry Never push objects of any kind
into the appliance through openings as they may touch
dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could result in
a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the
17. Servicing Do not attempt to service the appliance yourself
as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous
voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified
18. Damage Requiring Service Unplug the appliance form
the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service
personnel under the following conditions:
A. When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged,
B. If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the
C. If the appliance has been exposed to rain or water,
D. If the appliance does not operate normally by following the
operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are
covered by the operating instructions as an improper
adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will
often require extensive work by a qualified technician to
restore the appliance to its normal operation,
E. If the appliance has been dropped or damaged in any way,
F. When the appliance exhibits a distinct change in
performance this indicates a need for service.
19. Replacement Parts When replacement parts are required,
be sure the service technician has used replacement parts
specified by the manufacturer or have the same characteristics
as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in
fire, electric shock, or other hazards.
20. Safety Check Upon completion of any service or repairs to
the appliance, ask the service technician to perform safety
checks to determine that the appliance is in proper operation
21. Wall or Ceiling Mounting The appliance should be
mounted to a wall or ceiling only as recommended by the
22. Heat The appliance should be situated away from heat
sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
appliances (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
23. Liquid Hazards The appliance should not be exposed to
dripping or splashing and no objects filled with liquids, such as
vases should be placed on the appliance.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral
triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated
"dangerous voltage" within the product's enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert
the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE
PORTABLE CART WARNING
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For U.S. model
The laser is covered by a housing which prevents exposure during
operation or maintenance. However, this product is classified as a
Laser Product by CDRH (Center for Devices and Radiological
Health) which is a department of the Food and Drug
Administration. According to their regulations 21 CFR section
1002.30, all manufactures who sell Laser Products must maintain
records of written communications between the manufacturer,
dealers and customers concerning radiation safety. If you have any
complaints about instructions or explanations affecting the use of
this product, please feel free to write to the address on the back
page of this manual. When you write us, please include the model
number and serial number of your unit.
In compliance with Federal Regulations, the certification,
identification and the period of manufacture are indicated on the
FCC INFORMATION FOR USER
The user changes or modifications not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to
operate the equipment.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
· Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
· Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
· Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
· Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for
For Canadian model
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
For models having a power cord with a polarized plug:
CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH
WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
Modèle pour les Canadien
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme
NMB-003 du Canada.
Sur les modèles dont la fiche est polarisee:
ATTENTION: POUR ÉVITER LES CHOCS
ÉLECTRIQUES, INTRODUIRE LA LAME LA PLUS LARGE
DE LA FICHE DANS LA BORNE CORRESPONDANTE DE
LA PRISE ET POUSSER JUSQU'AU FOND.
This unit contains a semiconductor laser system and is classified
as a "CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT". So, to use this model
properly, read this Instruction Manual carefully. In case of any
trouble, please contact the store where you purchased the unit.
To prevent being exposed to the laser beam, do not try to open
VISIBLE LASER AND INVISIBLE RADIATION WHEN
OPEN AND INTERLOCK FAILED OR DEFEATED. DO
NOT STARE INTO BEAM.
THIS PRODUCT UTILIZES A LASER. USE OF CONTROLS
OR ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE OF
PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN
MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE.
The label below is applied on the rear panel except for USA and
1. This unit is a CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT and employs a
laser inside the cabinet.
2. To prevent the laser from being exposed, do not remove the
cover. Refer servicing to qualified personnel.
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1. Regional Restriction Codes (Region Number)
Regional restriction codes are built into DVD Players and
DVD-Video media for each sales region. If the regional code of
the DVD Player does not match one of the regional codes on
the DVD-Video, playback is not possible.
The regional number can be found on the rear panel of the
DVD Player. (e.g.
for Region 1)
2. About This Manual
This manual explains the basic procedures for operating the
DVD Player. Some DVD-Video discs do not support the full
potential of the DVD technology. Your DVD Player may
therefore not respond to all operating commands. Refer to
instruction notes on discs.
" mark may appear on the TV screen during operation. It
means that the operation is not permitted by the DVD Player or
3. Recording Copyright
Recording of copyrighted material for other than personal use
is illegal without permission of the copyright holder.
BEFORE PLUGGING IN THE UNIT FOR THE FIRST
TIME, READ THE FOLLOWING SECTION CAREFULLY.
The voltage of the available power supply differs according to
country or region. Be sure that the power supply voltage of the
area where the unit will be used meets the required voltage
(e.g., AC 120 V, 60 Hz) written on the rear panel.
5. Do not touch the unit with wet hands
Do not handle the unit or power cord when your hands are wet
or damp. If water or any other liquid enters the case, take the
unit to an authorized service center for inspection.
6. Location of the unit
· Place the unit in a well-ventilated location.
Take special care to provide plenty of ventilation on all sides
of the unit especially when it is placed in an audio rack. If
ventilation is blocked, the unit may overheat
· Do not expose the unit to direct sunlight or heating units as
the unit's internal temperature may rise and shorten the life
of the pickup.
· Avoid damp and dusty places and places directly affected by
vibrations from the speakers. In particular, avoid placing the
unit on or above one of the speakers.
· Be sure the unit is placed in a horizontal position. Never
place it on its side or on a slanted surface as it
· When you place the unit near a TV, radio, or VCR, the
playback picture may become poor and the sound may be
distorted. In this case, place the unit away from the TV,
radio, or VCR.
From time to time you should wipe the front and rear panels
and the cabinet with a soft cloth. For heavier dirt, dampen a
soft cloth in a weak solution of mild detergent and water, wring
it out dry, and wipe off the dirt. Following this, dry
immediately with a clean cloth.
Do not use rough material, thinners, alcohol or other chemical
solvents or cloths since these could damage the finish or
remove the panel lettering.
8. Notes on Handling
When shipping the unit, use the original shipping carton and
packing materials. For maximum protection, repack the unit as
it was originally packed at the factory.
· Do not use volatile liquids, such as insect spray, near the
unit. Do not leave rubber or plastic products in contact with
the unit for a long time. They will leave marks on the finish.
· The top and rear panels of the unit may become warm after a
long period of use. This is not a malfunction.
· When the unit is not in use, be sure to remove the disc and
turn off the power.
· If you do not use the unit for a long period, the unit may not
function properly in the future. Turn on and use the unit
9. To Obtain a Clear Picture
The unit is a high technology, precision device. If the optical
pick-up lens and disc drive parts are dirty or worn down, the
picture quality becomes poor. To obtain a clear picture, we
recommend regular inspection and maintenance (cleaning or
parts replacement) every 1,000 hours of use depending on the
operating environment. For details, contact your nearest dealer.
10.Notes on Moisture Condensation
Moisture condensation damages the unit.
Please read the following carefully.
· What is moisture condensation?
Moisture condensation occurs, for example, when you pour a
cold drink into a glass on a warm day. Drops of water form on
the outside of the glass. In the same way, moisture may
condense on the optical pick-up lens inside the unit, one of the
most crucial internal parts of the unit.
· Moisture condensation occurs in the following
When you bring the unit directly from a cold place to a
When you use the unit in a room where you just turned on
the heater, or a place where the cold wind from the air
conditioner directly hits the unit.
In summer, when you use the unit in a hot and humid
place just after you move the unit from an air conditioned
When you use the unit in a humid place.
· Do not use the unit when moisture
condensation may occur.
If you use the unit in such a situation, it may damage discs
and internal parts. Remove the disc, connect the power cord
of the unit to the wall outlet, turn on the unit, and leave it for
two or three hours. After a few hours, the unit will have
warmed up and evaporated any moisture. Keep the unit
connected to the wall outlet and moisture condensation will
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