Thank you for purchasing the Onkyo DV-SP303/
DV-SP303E DVD Player. Read this manual care-
fully before using your new DVD Player. A good
understanding of its features and operation will
allow you to achieve optimum performance and
Keep this manual for future reference.
Getting Started and Setting up ........23
Basic Playback ..................................24
Playback Techniques ........................28
Detailed Settings ...............................38
Miscellaneous Information ...............46
Important Safety Instructions
1. Read Instructions All the safety and operating
instructions should be read before the appliance is
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
4. Follow Instructions All operating and use
instructions should be followed.
5. Cleaning--Unplug the appliance from the wall out-
let before cleaning. The appliance should be cleaned
only as recommended by the manufacturer.
6. Attachments--Do not use attachments not recom-
mended by the appliance manufacturer as they may
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 the like.
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 rec-
ommended 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 man-
9. An appliance and cart combi-
nation 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 oper-
ation of the appliance and to protect it from overheat-
ing, 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 surges.
15. Overloading--Do not overload wall outlets, exten-
sion 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 appliance.
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 service personnel.
18. Damage Requiring Service--Unplug the appliance
form the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified
service personnel under the following conditions:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS
TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO
USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER
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
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
Important Safety Instructions--Continued
A. When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged,
B. If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen
into the appliance,
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, and
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, elec-
tric 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 appli-
ance is in proper operation condition.
21. Wall or Ceiling Mounting--The appliance should
be mounted to a wall or ceiling only as recom-
mended by the manufacturer.
22. Heat--The appliance should be situated away from
heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves,
or other appliances (including amplifiers) that pro-
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
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 the enclosure.
VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION
WHEN OPEN AND INTERLOCK FAILED OR
DEFEATED. DO NOT STARE INTO BEAM.
THIS PRODUCT UTILIZES A LASER. USE OF
CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFOR-
MANCE OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE
SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN HAZARD-
OUS RADIATION EXPOSURE.
The label on the right is
applied on the rear panel
except for USA and Canadian
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.
For U.S. model
The laser is covered by a housing which prevents expo-
sure during operation or maintenance. However, this
product is classified as a Laser Product by CDRH (Cen-
ter 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 manu-
facturer, 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 certifica-
tion, identification and the period of manufacture are
indicated on the rear panel.
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 protec-
tion against harmful interference in a residential instal-
lation. 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 partic-
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 encour-
aged to try to correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures:
· Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
· Increase the separation between the equipment and
· Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit dif-
· that to which the receiver is connected.
· Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV tech-
nician for help.
For Canadian model
NOTE: This class B digital apparatus complies with
For models having a power cord with a polarized plug:
CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK,
MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT,
Modèle pour les Canadien
REMARQUE: 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 ÉLEC-
TRIQUES, INTRODUIRE LA LAME LA PLUS
LARGE DE LA FICHE DANS LA BORNE CORRE-
SPONDANTE DE LA PRISE ET POUSSER
For British models
Replacement and mounting of an AC plug on the power
supply cord of this unit should be performed only by
qualified service personnel.
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance
with the following code:
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this
apparatus may not correspond with the coloured mark-
ings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as
The wire which is coloured blue must be connected to
the terminal which is marked with the letter N or
The wire which is coloured brown must be connected to
the terminal which is marked with the letter L or
The plug is fitted with an appropriate fuse. If the fuse
needs to be replaced, the replacement fuse must
approved by ASTA or BSI to BS1362 and have the same
ampere rating as that indicated on the plug. Check for
the ASTA mark or the BSI mark on the body of the fuse.
If the power cord's plug is not suitable for your socket
outlets, cut it off and fit a suitable plug. Fit a suitable
fuse in the plug.
For European Models
1. Region Numbers
The DVD standard uses region numbers to control how
discs can be played around the world, the world being
divided into six regions. This unit will only play DVD
discs that match its region number, which can be found
on its rear panel (e.g.,
2. About this Manual
This manual explains how to use all of this unit's func-
tions. Although the DVD standard offers many special
features, not all discs use them all, so depending on the
disc being played, this unit may not respond to certain
functions. See the disc's sleeve notes for supported fea-
When you attempt to use a DVD feature that is
not available, this logo may appear onscreen,
indicating that the feature is not supported by
the current disc or this unit.
3. Recording Copyright
Unless it's for personal use only, recording copyrighted
material is illegal without the permission of the copy-
BEFORE PLUGGING IN THE UNIT FOR THE
FIRST TIME, READ THE FOLLOWING SECTION
AC outlet voltages vary from country to country. Make
sure that the voltage in your area meets the voltage
requirements printed on this unit's rear panel (e.g., AC
120 V, 60 Hz).
Declaration of Conformity
We, ONKYO EUROPE
ONKYO EUROPE ELECTRONICS GmbH
declare in own responsibility, that the ONKYO product
described in this instruction manual is in compliance with the
technical standards such as EN60065,
EN55013, EN55020 and EN61000-3-2, -3-3.
5. Never Touch this Unit with Wet Hands
Never handle this unit or its power cord while your
hands are wet or damp. If water or any other liquid gets
inside this unit, have it checked by your Onkyo dealer.
6. Installing this Unit
· Install this unit in a well-ventilated location.
Ensure that there's adequate ventilation all around
this unit, especially if it's installed in an audio rack. If
the ventilation is inadequate, the unit may overheat,
leading to malfunction.
· Do not expose this unit to direct sunlight or heat
sources, because its internal temperature may rise,
shortening the life of the optical pickup.
·Avoid damp and dusty places, and places subject to
vibrations from loudspeakers. Never put the unit on
top of, or directly above a loudspeaker.
· Install this unit horizontally. Never use it on its side or
on a sloping surface, because it may cause a malfunc-
· If you install this unit near a TV, radio, or VCR, the
picture and sound quality may be affected. If this
occurs, move this unit away from the TV, radio, or
Occasionally, you should dust this unit all over with a
soft cloth. For stubborn stains, use a soft cloth damp-
ened with a weak solution of mild detergent and water.
Dry the unit immediately afterwards with a clean cloth.
Do not use abrasive cloths, thinners, alcohol, or other
chemical solvents, because they may damage the finish
or remove the panel lettering.
8. Handling Notes
· If you need to transport this unit, use the original pack-
aging to pack it how it was when you originally bought
· Do not use volatile liquids, such as insect sprays, near
this unit. Do not leave rubber or plastic items on this
unit for a long time, because they may leave marks on
· This unit's top and rear panels may get warm after pro-
longed use. This is normal.
· When you've finished using this unit, remove all discs
and turn off the power.
· If you do not use this unit for a long time, it may not
work properly the next time you turn it on, so be sure
to use it occasionally.
9. To Obtain a Clear Picture
This unit is a high-tech, precision device. If the lens on
the optical pickup, or the disc drive mechanism
becomes dirty or worn, the picture quality may be
affected. To maintain the best picture quality, we recom-
mend regular inspection and maintenance (cleaning or
worn part replacement) every 1,000 hours of use
depending on the operating environment. Contact your
Onkyo dealer for details.
10. Moisture Condensation
Moisture condensation may damage this unit.
Read the following carefully:
When you take a glass containing a cold drink outside
on a summer's day, drops of water, called condensation,
form on the outside of the glass. Similarly, moisture
may condense on the lens of the optical pickup, one of
the most important parts inside this unit.
· Moisture condensation can occur in the following sit-
-- The unit is moved from a cold place to a warm
--A heater is turned on, or cold air from an air con-
ditioner is hitting the unit.
-- In the summer, when this unit is moved from an
air conditioned room to a hot and humid place.
-- The unit is used in a humid place.
· Do not use this unit when there's the possibility of
moisture condensation occurring. Doing so may dam-
age your discs and certain parts inside this unit.
If condensation does occur, remove all discs and
leave this unit turned on for two to three hours. By
this time, the unit will have warmed up and any con-
densation will have evaporated. To reduce the risk of
condensation, keep this unit connected to a wall out-