DIGITAL HOME TERMINAL
TERMINAL NUMÉRIQUE DOMESTIQUE
CONNECTIONS ................................................... 6
CABLE TV RECEPTION ....................................... 7
TROUBLESHOOTING .......................................... 8
TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS ..................... 8
ABOUT THIS MANUAL ........................................ 4
BD-V3500 DIAGRAM ........................................... 4
FEATURE IDENTIFICATION ................................. 5
Trade Name: PIONEER
Model Number: BD-V3500 Series
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
THIS DEVICE COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE FCC RULES. OPERATION IS SUBJECT TO THE
FOLLOWING TWO CONDITIONS: (1) THIS DEVICE MAY NOT CAUSE HARMFUL INTERFERENCE,
AND (2) THIS DEVICE MUST ACCEPT ANY INTERFERENCE RECEIVED, INCLUDING INTERFERENCE
THAT MAY CAUSE UNDESIRED OPERATION.
Responsible Party: PIONEER ELECTRONICS SERVICE INC.
Address: P.O. Box. 1760. Long Beach, CA. 90801-1760
Webpage address: www.PioneerUSA.com
[For U.S. consumer]
[For U.S. consumer]
READ INSTRUCTIONS All the safety and
operating instructions should be read before
the appliance is operated.
INSTRUCTIONS The safety and
operating instructions should be retained
for future reference.
WARNINGS All warnings on the
appliance and in the operating instructions
should be adhered to.
FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS All operating and
usage instructions should be followed.
CLEANING Unplug this product from the wall
outlet before cleaning. The product should
be cleaned only with a polishing cloth or a
soft dry cloth. Never clean with furniture
wax, benzine, insecticides or other volatile
liquids since they may corrode the cabinet.
ATTACHMENTS Do not use attachments not
recommended by appliance manufacturer
they may cause hazards.
WATER AND MOISTURE Do not use this
appliance near water for example, near a
bathtub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry
tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming
ACCESSORIES Do not place this 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
CART 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
SERVICING Do not attempt to service this
appliance yourself as opening or removing
covers may expose you to dangerous
voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing
to your cable company.
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.
SAFETY CHECK Upon completion of any
service or repairs to this appliance, ask the
service technician to perform safety checks
to determine that the appliance is in proper
DAMAGE REQUIRING SERVICE Unplug this
appliance from the wall outlet and call your
cable company under the following
÷ When the power-supply cord or plug is
÷ If liquid has been spilled, or objects have
fallen into the appliance.
÷ If the appliance has been exposed to rain or
÷ If the appliance does not operate normally
by following the operating instructions.
Adjust only those controls that are covered
by the operating instructions. 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.
÷ If the appliance has been dropped or the
cabinet has been damaged.
÷ When the appliance exhibits a distinct
change in performance this indicates a
need for service.
POLARIZATION This unit's power cord has a
polarized plug (one blade is 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.
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. Pay particular
attention to cords at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit
from the appliance.
OUTDOOR ANTENNA GROUNDING If an
outside antenna or cable system is connected
to the video product, be sure the antenna or
cable system is grounded so as to provide
some protection against voltage surges and
built-up static charges. Section 810 of the
National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70,
provides information with respect to proper
grounding of the mast and supporting
structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an
antenna discharge unit, size of grounding
conductors, location of antenna-discharge
unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and
requirements for the grounding electrode. See
LIGHTNING For added protection for the unit
during a lightning storm, unplug it from the
wall outlet and disconnect the cable system
input. This will prevent damage due to
lightning and power-line surges.
OVERLOADING Do not overload wall outlets
and extension cords as this can result in a risk
of fire or electric shock.
OBJECT AND LIQUID ENTRY Never push objects
of any kind into this 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.
VENTILATION Slots and openings in the
cabinet are provided for ventilation to ensure
reliable operation of the appliance and to
protect it from overheating. These openings
must not be blocked or covered. They should
never be blocked by placing the appliance
on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface.
This appliance should never be placed near
or over a radiator or heat register. This
appliance should not be placed in a built-in
installation such as a bookcase or rack unless
proper ventilation is provided or the
manufacturer's instructions have been
POWER SOURCES The appliance should be
operated only on the voltage indicated on
the product label. If you are not sure of the
type of power supply to your home, consult
your appliance dealer or local power
NEC NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
(NEC SECTION 810 20)
(NEC SECTION 810 21)
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
(NEC ART 250, PART H)
NOTE TO CATV SYSTEM INSTALLER:
This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer's attention to article 820-40 of the NEC that provides
guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the
grounding system of the building, as close to the point of cable entry as practical.
[For U.S. consumer]
ABOUT THIS MANUAL
Cable TV brings a wide array of home
entertainment to the cable viewer. To enjoy that
programming, your television must first be set up
to receive the cable signal.
FOCUS OF THIS MANUAL
Much of how your BD-V3500 Voyager Home
Terminal operates is determined by your cable TV
service provider. Those operating instructions
may be found in a separate manual. The purpose
of this guide is to assist you with connecting the
Voyager Home Terminal to a TV and/or VCR and
learning about its front- and rear-panel items.
Channel and volume control/
cursor movement keys
Remote sensor window
Channel number/time display
Baseband audio output connectors
Baseband audio input connectors
Baseband video output connector
Baseband video input connector
Baseband S-video output connector
Digital audio output connector
Serial port connector
TO TV output
UL caution label
CABLE IN input
AC power inlet
AC power outlet
IR BLASTER jack
DO NOT OPEN
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
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NE PAS OUVRIR
AC POWER OUTLET
Provides AC power to the connected TV.
Connect only the TV AC power cord to this
This outlet allows 400 watts maximum power
consumption. To prevent the risk of fire or
damage to the Home Terminal, do not connect
any kind of equipment of more than 400 watts
power use, or any other equipment (toaster,
hair dryer, etc.).
BASEBAND AUDIO INPUT CONNECTORS
Connects to the stereo (L and R) audio outputs
of a DVD or LaserDisc player. When the BD-
V3500 is off, this audio goes to the Baseband
Audio Output Connectors.
BASEBAND AUDIO OUTPUT CONNECTORS
Connects to the stereo (L and R) audio inputs of a
VCR, audio amplifier, or TV. Requires audio cables
with male phono (RCA) plugs (not included).
BASEBAND S-VIDEO OUTPUT CONNECTOR
Connects to the S-video input of a TV or VCR.
Requires special S-video cable (not included). If
your TV or VCR doesn't have a similar S-video
jack, use the standard baseband video
BASEBAND VIDEO INPUT CONNECTOR
Connects to the video output terminal on a DVD or
LaserDisk player. During power standby status,
the video is output to the output connector.
BASEBAND VIDEO OUTPUT CONNECTOR
Connects to the standard baseband video input
of a VCR or TV. Requires video cables with male
phono (RCA) plugs (not included).
CABLE IN INPUT CONNECTOR
Connects to the incoming cable service.
Requires 75-ohm coaxial cable with male "F"-
type connectors (not included).
DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT CONNECTOR
Connects to the digital audio input on your
stereo amplifier, receiver or digital audio
SERIAL PORT CONNECTOR
Connects to the optional VCR Commander.
TO TV OUTPUT CONNECTOR
Connects to the TV's VHF antenna input.
Requires 75-ohm coaxial cable with male "F"-
Connects to USB (Universal Serial Bus)-
equipped options such as a wireless keyboard
IR BLASTER JACK
Jack for connecting the IR BLASTER (option).
The IR BLASTER controls recording of programs
on your VCR through the BD-V3500 program
guide. Refer to the IR BLASTER instruction
Lights when the optional RF Bypass Adapter
module is switched to bypass mode. When in
bypass mode, the Adapter sends cable signals
directly to the TV.
CHANNEL AND VOLUME CONTROL/
CURSOR MOVEMENT KEYS
These keys have different functions, depending
on what is displayed on the TV screen. During
normal TV viewing, the
5/ (up/down) arrows
change the channel by stepping up or down one
channel at a time. The
2/3 (left/right) arrows
adjust the sound level up or down.
When a menu is displayed, these same keys
move the cursor up or down, left or right.
CHANNEL NUMBER/TIME DISPLAY
Shows channel number or current time. Also
shows "rEC" when recording is taking place.
When a menu is displayed, returns you to normal
TV viewing. May also have special functions as
described in the on-screen display.
Blinks when the BD-V3500 receives a message
for you from the cable company, or an E-mail
message from another person.
Turns on the BD-V3500 and lights the Power-On
indicator Light when pressed, or turns all off
when pressed again. May also control the AC
Power Outlet, depending on the BD-V3500's
settings. (Refer to the separate operating
POWER ON INDICATOR LIGHT
Lights to show the BD-V3500 is turned on.
REMOTE SENSOR WINDOW
Receives signals from the remote control.
Do not block this window.
Selects the desired action highlighted on the
Accepts a special card provided by your cable
company. This card is not always needed for
BD-V3500 operation, unless required by the
AC POWER INLET
Connects to an unswitched 120-volt AC outlet,
using the detachable power cord (included).