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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.
The lightning flash with arrowhead, 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.
TO PREVENT THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR
BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
IMPORTANT NOTICE THE SERIAL NUMBER FOR THIS EQUIPMENT IS LOCATED IN THE REAR.
PLEASE WRITE THIS SERIAL NUMBER ON YOUR ENCLOSED WARRANTY CARD AND
KEEP IN A SECURE AREA. THIS IS FOR YOUR SECURITY.
Information to User
Alteration or modifications carried out without appropriate authorization may invalidate the user's right to operate
NOTE: 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 following measures:
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 help.
CAUTION : USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE
SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE.
CAUTION : THE USE OF OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS WITH THIS PRODUCT WILL INCREASE EYE HAZARD. D6-8-2-1_En
WARNING TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK
HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
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 Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
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 -- 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
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 adhered
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 power
LOCATION The appliance should be installed in a
NONUSE PERIODS The power cord of the
appliance should be unplugged from the outlet
when left un-used 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
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 service
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 water.
· 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
· When the product exhibits a distinct change in
performance -- this indicates a need for service.
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
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.
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
(NEC ART 250, PART H)
NEC -- NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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
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.
Recording equipment and copyright: You may use
this product only to reproduce or copy materials for
which you own the copyright or have obtained
permission to copy from the copyright owner or for
which you otherwise have a legal right to reproduce
or copy. Unless you own the copyright or have
obtained permission from the copyright owner or
otherwise have a legal right to reproduce or copy,
you may be violating the law, including copyright
law, and may be subject to payment of damages and
This product is for general household purposes. Any
failure due to use for other than household purposes
(such as long-term use for business purposes in a
restaurant or use in a car or ship) and which
requires repair will be charged for even during the
WARNING: Handling the cord on this product or
cords associated with accessories sold with the
product will expose you to lead, a chemical known to
the State of California and other governmental
entities to cause cancer and birth defects or other
Wash hands after handling
This product contains mercury. Disposal of this
material may be regulated due to environmental
considerations. For disposal or recycling information,
please contact your local authorities or the Electronics
Industries Alliance : www.eiae.org.
Handle the power cord by the plug. Do not pull out the
plug by tugging the cord and never touch the power
cord when your hands are wet as this could cause a
short circuit or electric shock. Do not place the unit, a
piece of furniture, etc., on the power cord, or pinch the
cord. Never make a knot in the cord or tie it with other
cords. The power cords should be routed such that they
are not likely to be stepped on. A damaged power cord
can cause a fire or give you an electrical shock. Check
the power cord once in a while. When you find it
damaged, ask your nearest PIONEER authorized
service center or your dealer for a replacement.
VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN
OPEN. AVOID DIRECT EXPOSURE TO BEAM.
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.
DO NOT OPERATE THIS DVD/VCR FOR AT LEAST TWO OR
THREE HOURS WHEN MOISTURE IN THE AIR CONDENSES
ON THE DVD/VCR.
WHAT IS MOISTURE CONDENSATION?
When cold liquid is poured into a glass, for example, water
vapour in the air will condense on the surface of the glass. This
is called moisture condensation.
MOISTURE WILL CONDENSE ON THE UNIT IN THE FOLLOW-
· When you move this DVD/VCR from a cold to a warm place.
· After heating a cold room or under extremely humid condi-
WHEN YOU EXPERIENCE THE ABOVE CONDITIONS;
Plug the power cord into an AC outlet, set the STANDBY/ON
switch to ON and leave the unit at room temperature until
moisture condensation disappears. Depending on the sur-
rounding conditions, this may take from two or three hours.
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
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
· 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 Lifetime
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,
Gunshot blast, jet plane
Rocket launching pad
Information courtesy of the Deafness Research Foundation.
This product is a class 1 laser product, but this
product contains a laser diode higher than Class 1.
To ensure continued safety, do not remove any covers
or attempt to gain access to the inside of the product.
Refer all servicing to qualified personnel.
The following caution label appears on your unit.
Location: inside of the unit
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
LASER KLASSE 1
CLASS 3B VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION
WHEN OPEN, AVOID EXPOSURE TO THE BEAM.
RADIATIONS LASER VISIBLES ET INVISIBLES DE CLASSE 3B
QUAND OUVERT. ÉVITEZ TOUT EXPOSITION AU FAISCEAU.
KLASSE 3B SYNLIG OG USYNLIG LASERSTRÅLING VED ÅBNING.
UNDGÅ UDSÆTTELSE FOR STRÅLING.
KLASS 3B SYNLIG OCH OSYNLIG LASERSTRÅLNING NÄR DENNA
DEL ÄR ÖPPNAD. UNDVIK ATT UTSÄTTA DIG FÖR STRÅLEN.
CUANDO SE ABRE HAY RADIACIÓN LÁSER DE CLASE 3B VISIBLE
E INVISIBLE. EVITE LA EXPOSICIÓN A LOS RAYOS LÁSER.
BEI GEÖFENETER ABDECKUNG IST SICHTBARE UND UNSICHTBARE
LASERSTRAHLUNG DER KLASSE 3B IM GERÄTEINNEREN
VORHANDEN. AUGEN NICHT DEM LASERSTRAHLAUSSETZEN!
AVATTAESSA OLET ALTTINA NÄKYVÄLLE JA
NÄKYMÄTTÖMÄLLE LUOKAN 3B LASERSÄTEILYLLE.
ÄLÄ KATSO SÄTEESEEN.