CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR PURCHASE OF
THIS FINE PIONEER PRODUCT.
Pioneer is on the leading edge of DVD research for
consumer products and this unit incorporates the latest
We are sure you will be fully satisfied with the DVD
Thank you for your support.
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO
NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR
[For U.S. model]
The serial number for this equipment is located on the
rear panel. Please write this serial number on your
enclosed warranty card and keep it in a secure area. This
is for your security.
CAUTION: This product satisfies FCC regulations when
shielded cables and connectors are used to connect
the unit to other equipment. To prevent
electromagnetic interference with electric appliances
such as radios and televisions, use shielded cables
and connectors for connections.
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
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
Information to User
Alteration or modifications carried out without
appropriate authorization may invalidate the user's
right to operate the equipment.
THE STANDBY/ON BUTTON IS SECONDARY
CONNECTED AND THEREFORE DOES NOT
SEPARATE THE UNIT FROM MAINS POWER IN
[For Canadian model]
CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
USE THIS (POLARIZED) PLUG WITH AN EXTENSION
CORD, RECEPTACLE OR OTHER OUTLET UNLESS THE
BLADES CAN BE FULLY INSERTED TO PREVENT
ATTENTION: POUR PREVENIR LES CHOCS
ELECTRIQUES NE PAS UTILISER CETTE FICHE
POLARISEE AVEC UN PROLONGATEUR, UNE PRISE
DE COURANT OU UNE AUTRE SORTIE DE COURANT,
SAUF SI LES LAMES PEUVENT ETRE INSEREES A
FOND SANS EN LAISSER AUCUNE PARTIE A
[For Canadian model]
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian
· Use of controls or adjustments or performance of
procedures other than those specified herein may
result in hazardous radiation exposure.
· The use of optical instruments with this product
will increase eye hazard.
[Pour le modèle Canadien]
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à
la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
This product incorporates copyright protection
technology that is protected by method claims of
certain U.S. patents and other intellectual property
rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other
rights owners. Use of this copyright protection
technology must be authorized by Macrovision
Corporation, and is intended for home and other
limited viewing uses only unless otherwise
authorized by Macrovision Corporation. Reverse
engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
Please read through these operating instructions so you will know how to operate your model properly. After you
have finished reading the instructions, put them away in a safe place for future reference.
· This player is not suitable for commercial use.
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.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
TO PREVENT THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO
USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER
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
READ INSTRUCTIONS -- All the safety and
operating instructions should be read before
the product is operated.
RETAIN INSTRUCTIONS -- The safety and
operating instructions should be retained for
HEED WARNINGS -- All warnings on the product
and in the operating instructions should be
FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS -- All operating and
use 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 the product manufacturer
as they may cause hazards.
WATER AND MOISTURE -- Do not use this
product near water -- for example, near a
bathtub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry
tub; in a wet basement; or near a swimming
pool; and the like.
ACCESSORIES -- Do not place this product on
an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or
table. The product may fall, causing serious
injury to a child or adult, and serious damage
to the product. Use only with a cart, stand,
tripod, bracket, or table recommended by the
manufacturer, or sold with the product. Any
mounting of the product should follow the
manufacturer's instructions, and should use a
mounting accessory recommended by the
CART -- A product and cart combination should
be moved with care. Quick stops, excessive
force, and uneven surfaces may cause the
product and cart combination to overturn.
VENTILATION -- Slots and openings in the
cabinet are provided for ventilation and to
ensure reliable operation of the product and to
protect it from overheating, and these openings
must not be blocked or covered. The openings
should never be blocked by placing the product
on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface.
This product 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 -- This product 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 product dealer or local
LOCATION The appliance should be installed in
a stable location.
NONUSE PERIODS The power cord of the
appliance should be unplugged from the outlet
when left unused for a long period of time.
GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION
If this product is equipped with a polarized
alternating current line plug (a plug having one
blade wider than the other), it will fit into the
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.
If this product is equipped with a three-wire
grounding type plug, a plug having a third
(grounding) pin, it will only fit into a grounding
type power outlet. This is a safety feature. If
you are unable to insert the plug into the
outlet, contact your electrician to replace your
obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety
purpose of the grounding type 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, paying particular
attention to cords at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit
from the product.
OUTDOOR ANTENNA GROUNDING -- If an
outside antenna or cable system is connected
to the product, be sure the antenna or cable
system is grounded so as to provide some
protection against voltage surges and built-up
static charges. Article 810 of the National
Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, provides
information with regard 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 Figure A.
LIGHTNING -- For added protection for this
product 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 product due to
lightning and power-line surges.
POWER LINES -- An outside antenna system
should not be located in the vicinity of overhead
power lines or other electric light or power
circuits, or where it can fall into such power
lines or circuits. When installing an outside
antenna system, extreme care should be taken
to keep from touching such power lines or
circuits as contact with them might be fatal.
OVERLOADING -- Do not overload wall outlets,
extension cords, or integral convenience
receptacles as this can result in a risk of fire or
OBJECT AND LIQUID ENTRY -- Never push
objects of any kind into this product 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 product.
SERVICING -- Do not attempt to service this
product yourself as opening or removing
covers may expose you to dangerous voltage
or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified
DAMAGE REQUIRING SERVICE -- Unplug this
product from the wall outlet and refer servicing
to qualified service personnel under the
When the power-supply cord or plug is
If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen
into the product.
If the product has been exposed to rain or
If the product 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 product
to its normal operation.
If the product has been dropped or damaged
in any way.
When the product exhibits a distinct change in
performance -- this indicates a need for
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 product, ask the
service technician to perform safety checks to
determine that the product is in proper
WALL OR CEILING MOUNTING -- The product
should not be mounted to a wall or ceiling.
HEAT -- The product should be situated away
from heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other products (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
(NEC ART 250, PART H)
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
NEC -- NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
LEAD IN WIRE
Features of This Player
Compatible with DVD, Video CD
and CD formats
DVD, Video CD and CD discs that display the logos
shown below can be played back on PIONEER DVD
players. For more information on discs compatible with
this player, refer to the table below.
The disc format logos shown above are found on disc
labels or on disc jackets.
· To prevent malfunction, do not use an 8 cm (3 in.)
adaptor (for CDs).
· Discs other than the ones indicated above cannot be
played on this unit.
· DVDs that have incompatible region numbers, DVD-
Audio, DVD-ROM, and CD-ROM cannot be played on
this unit. The region number of the player can be
found on the rear panel.
* Playing recordable CDs
· Note that this unit cannot record onto recordable discs.
· This unit can play music-use CD-R and CD-RW discs.
However, depending on the condition of the CD-Recorder
and the disc, you may find that not all discs will play
successfully. (For example, if the disc is scratched or dirty,
or if the player's pickup lens is dirty.)
12 cm (5in.)/
12 cm (5in.)/
8 cm (3 in.)/
8 cm (3 in.)/
Types of playable
discs and their marks
VIDEO CD single
12 cm (5 in.)/
8 cm (3 in.)/
12 cm (5 in.)/
8 cm (3 in.)/
For A Lifetime
Selecting fine audio equipment such as the unit you've just
purchased is only the start of your musical enjoyment. Now
it's time to consider how you can maximize the fun and
excitement your equipment offers. This manufacturer and
the Electronic Industries Association's Consumer Electronics
Group want you to get the most out of your equipment by
playing it at a safe level. One that lets the sound come through
loud and clear without annoying blaring or distortion-and,
most importantly, without affecting your sensitive hearing.
Sound can be deceiving. Over time your hearing "comfort
level" adapts to higher volumes of sound. So what sounds
"normal" can actually be loud and harmful to your hearing.
Guard against this by setting your equipment at a safe level
BEFORE your hearing adapts.
To establish a safe level:
· Start your volume control at a low setting.
· Slowly increase the sound until you can hear it comfortably
and clearly, and without distortion.
Once you have established a comfortable sound level:
· Set the dial and leave it there.
Taking a minute to do this now will help to prevent hearing
damage or loss in the future. After all, we want you listening
for a lifetime.
We Want You Listening For A
Used wisely, your new sound equipment will provide a
lifetime of fun and enjoyment. Since hearing damage from
loud noise is often undetectable until it is too late, this
manufacturer and the Electronic Industries Association's
Consumer Electronics Group recommend you avoid prolonged
exposure to excessive noise. This list of sound levels is
included for your protection.
Quiet library, soft whispers
Living room, refrigerator, bedroom away from traffic
Light traffic, normal conversation, quiet office
Air conditioner at 20 feet, sewing machine
Vacuum cleaner, hair dryer, noisy restaurant
Average city traffic, garbage disposals, alarm clock
at two feet.
THE FOLLOWING NOISES CAN BE
DANGEROUS UNDER CONSTANT EXPOSURE
Subway, motorcycle, truck traffic, lawn mower
Garbage truck, chain saw, pneumatic drill
Rock band concert in front of speakers, thunderclap
Gunshot blast, jet plane
Rocket launching pad
Information courtesy of the Deafness Research Foundation.
For A Lifetime
C I A T
C I A T
Wide range of DVD viewing options
Multi-Angle (page 31)
You can view scenes from different camera angles when
watching movies or other media with multiple angle
Multiple Languages (page 33)
You can select the language on when watching movies
or other media that have multiple language and/or audio
soundtracks recorded on them.
Multi-Language Subtitles (page 34)
You can select a subtitle language or turn subtitles off
when watching movies or other media with subtitles
This mark indicates this may not be possible with certain discs.
This unit is designed to use less than 1 W of energy
when this player is in standby mode.
525 line digital progressive-scan
component video output
Compared to standard interlaced video, progressive scan
effectively doubles the amount of video information fed
to your TV or monitor. The result is a stable, flicker-free
image. (Check your TV/monitor for compatibility with this
For the very highest picture quality, try watching a movie
on DVD-Video on a progressive-scan compatible TV.
The DV-434 offers complete flexibility and compatibility
with all types of AV equipment with composite video and
S-Video outputs, as well as component video outs.
Compatible with a wide range of
DVD digital audio output formats
DVDs are recorded in one of four types of digital audio
formats (as of October 1998). The digital audio output
jacks of this player output Dolby Digital*, DTS**, MPEG,
and linear PCM digital bitstreams.
This player has a function that converts Dolby Digital and
MPEG audio formats into the linear PCM format. This
allows playback of DVDs recorded in Dolby Digital and
MPEG without the need for a decoder.
Easy setup and adjustment using
Press SETUP on the remote control to open the Setup
screen and you'll find setting up and adjusting the
system easy to do with on-screen menus conveniently
organized and arranged. Additionally, on-screen
information ( i )
y appears to clarify the functions and
explain the options available. Below are just a few
Select the type of TV screen
you are using and the
preferred screen format
you'd like to use when
watching DVDs in the Video
menu (page 28).
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
"Dolby" and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories. Confidential unpublished works, © 1992-1997
Dolby Laboratories. All rights reserved.
** "DTS" and "DTS Digital" are trademarks of Digital Theater
Component Video -
Progressive DNR -
Picture Quality -Standard
Select your display preference
Answer a few questions and
have all the necessary audio,
video, and on-screen
language adjustments set
automatically by the player
using the Setup Navigator
Setting up using the Setup Navigator
Auto Start Off
The on-screen information ( i ) only appears if you
choose [English] as the [OSD Language] (page 18,
While using the Setup Navigator, no on-screen
information ( i ) is displayed.