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
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD,
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR
THE STANDBY/ON BUTTON IS SECONDARY
CONNECTED AND THEREFORE, DOES NOT
SEPARATE THE UNIT FROM MAINS POWER IN
Taiwanese model only
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.
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.
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.
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 Confidential unpublished works.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 Surround" are trademarks of Digital
Theater Systems, Inc. Manufactured under license from
Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
TruSurround and the
symbol are trademarks of SRS
Labs, Inc. in the United States and selected foreign
countries. TruSurround technology is incorporated under
license from SRS Labs, Inc.
State of the art digital audio and
Compatible with a wide range of digital audio
DVDs are recorded in one of four types of digital audio
formats (as of October 1998). The digital audio output
jacks of this player can output Dolby Digital*2, DTS*3,
MPEG, and linear PCM digital bitstreams to AV
components with built in decoding capabilities.
This player also has a function that converts Dolby Digital
and MPEG audio formats into the linear PCM format.
This allows stereo playback of DVDs recorded in Dolby
Digital and MPEG without the need for a special
Equipped with six channel discrete audio
output and an internal Dolby Digital and DTS
Enjoy the cinematic surround sound produced by Dolby
Digital and DTS audio soundtracks without the need for
an external decoder. This player features six channel
discrete audio output jacks so you can connect this
player directly to an amplifier or receiver with 6 channel
discrete input, and utilize the player's built-in Dolby
Digital and DTS decoding capabilities.
Multiple video output formats that can be
selected to best suit your TV or monitor
This player features two composite, two S-video jacks,
and component jacks to offer ideal connection
possibilities to nearly every type and level of
commercially available TV or monitor on the market
TruSurround and Virtual Dolby Digital
TruSurround*4 uses technology that simulates
multichannel surround sound using only two speakers.
Virtual Dolby Digital works in conjunction with Dolby
Digital audio sources to create a realistic surround
sound. Virtual Dolby Digital is selected automatically
when Dolby Digital sources are loaded.
Frame advance playback in foward and reverse
This player incorporates technology that enables frame
advance playback of DVDs. In the foward direction, the
playback speed can be adjusted four steps. In the
reverse direction, the playback speed can be adjusted
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 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.
*1 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.)
Types of playable
discs and their marks
VIDEO CD single
Wide range of DVD viewing options
Multi-Language Subtitles (page 36)
You can select a subtitle language or turn subtitles off
when watching movies or other media with subtitles
Multiple Languages (page 37)
You can select the language on when watching movies
or other media that have multiple language and/or audio
soundtracks recorded on them.
Multi-Angle (page 44)
You can view scenes from different camera angles when
watching movies or other media with multiple angle
This mark indicates this may not be possible with certain discs.
This unit is designed to use less than 0.9 W of energy
when this player is in standby mode.
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
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 ) appears to clarify the functions and
explain the options available. Below are just a few
Set up the on-screen
speaker system to match
your home audio system in
the Audio 2 menu for ideal
presentation of multichannel
audio (page 33).