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Thank you for purchasing the ONKYO DVD Player.
Please read this manual thoroughly before making
connections and plugging in the unit.
Following the instructions in this manual will enable
you to obtain optimum performance and listening
enjoyment from your new DVD Player.
Please retain this manual for future reference.
Before Using Your DVD Player
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TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
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.
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
Read Instructions All the safety and operating instructions
should be read before the appliance is operated.
Retain Instructions The safety and operating instructions
should be retained for future reference.
Heed Warnings All warnings on the appliance and in the
operating instructions should be adhered to.
Follow Instructions All operating and use instructions should
Cleaning Unplug the appliance from the wall outlet before
cleaning. The appliance should be cleaned only as
recommended by the manufacturer.
Attachments Do not use attachments not recommended by
the appliance manufacturer as they may cause hazards.
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.
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
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 the manufacturer.
An appliance and cart
combination should be moved
with care. Quick stops,
excessive force, and uneven
surfaces may cause the
appliance and cart combination
10. Ventilation Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for
ventilation and to ensure reliable operation of the appliance and
to protect it from overheating, 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
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, extension 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
18. Damage Requiring Service Unplug the appliance form the
wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel
under the following conditions:
A. When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged,
B. If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the
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,
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, electric 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 appliance is in proper operation
21. Wall or Ceiling Mounting The appliance should be mounted
to a wall or ceiling only as recommended 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 produce heat.
PORTABLE CART WARNING
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For Canadian model
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
For models having a power cord with a polarized plug:
CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE
BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
Modele pour les Canadien
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme
NMB-003 du Canada.
Sur les modeles dont la fiche est polarisee:
ATTENTION: POUR EVITER LES CHOCS ELECTRIQUES,
INTRODUIRE LA LAME LA PLUS LARGE DE LA FICHE DANS LA
BORNE CORRESPONDANTE DE LA PRISE ET POUSSER
For U.S. model
The laser is covered by a housing which prevents exposure during
operation or maintenance. However, this product is classified as a
Laser Product by CDRH (Center 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 manufacturer, 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 certification,
identification and the period of manufacture are indicated on the rear
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 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.
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
VISIBLE 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 PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES
OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN
HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE.
The label on the right
is applied on the rear
panel except for USA
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.
"CLASS 1 LASER
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1. Regional Restriction Codes (Region Number)
Regional restriction codes are built into DVD players and DVD
videos for each sales region. If the regional code of the DVD Player
does not match one of the regional codes on the DVD video,
playback is not possible.
The regional number can be found on the rear panel of the DVD
Player. (e.g. 1 for Region 1)
2. About This Manual
This manual explains the basic procedures for operating the DVD
Player. Some DVD videos do not support the full potential of the
DVD technology. Your DVD Player may therefore not respond to
all operating commands. Refer to instruction notes on discs.
" mark may appear on the TV screen during operation. It
means that the operation is not permitted by the DVD player or the
Recording of copyrighted material for other than personal use is
illegal without permission of the copyright holder.
BEFORE PLUGGING IN THE UNIT FOR THE FIRST TIME, READ
THE FOLLOWING SECTION CAREFULLY.
The voltage of the available power supply differs according to
country or region. Be sure that the power supply voltage of the
area where the unit will be used meets the required voltage (e.g.,
AC100-240V, 50/60Hz) written on the rear panel.
Do not touch the unit with wet hands
Do not handle the unit or mains lead when your hands are wet or
damp. If water or any other liquid enters the case, take the unit to
an authorized service center for inspection.
6. Location of the unit
· Place the unit in a well-ventilated location.
Take special care to provide plenty of ventilation on all sides of
the unit especially when it is placed in an audio rack. If ventilation
is blocked, the unit may overheat and malfunction.
· Do not expose the unit to direct sunlight or heating units as the
unit's internal temperature may rise and shorten the life of the
· Avoid damp and dusty places and places directly affected by
vibrations from the speakers. In particular, avoid placing the unit
on or above one of the speakers.
· Be sure the unit is placed in a horizontal position. Never place it
on its side or on a slanted surface as it may malfunction.
· When you place the unit near a TV, radio, or VCR, the playback
picture may become poor and the sound may be distorted. In
this case, place the unit away from the TV, radio, or VCR.
From time to time you should wipe the front and rear panels and
the cabinet with a soft cloth. For heavier dirt, dampen a soft cloth
in a weak solution of mild detergent and water, wring it out dry, and
wipe off the dirt. Following this, dry immediately with a clean cloth.
Do not use rough material, thinners, alcohol or other chemical
solvents or cloths since these could damage the finish or remove
the panel lettering.
8. Notes on Handling
· When shipping the unit, use the original shipping carton and
packing materials. For maximum protection, repack the unit as
it was originally packed at the factory.
· Do not use volatile liquids, such as insect spray, near the unit.
Do not leave rubber or plastic products in contact with the unit
for a long time. They will leave marks on the finish.
· The top and rear panels of the unit may become warm after a
long period of use. This is not a malfunction.
· When the unit is not in use, be sure to remove the disc and turn
off the power.
· If you do not use the unit for a long period, the unit may not
function properly in the future. Turn on and use the unit
To Obtain a Clear Picture
The unit is a high technology, precision device. If the optical pick-
up lens and disc drive parts are dirty or worn down, the picture
quality becomes poor. To obtain a clear picture, we recommend
regular inspection and maintenance (cleaning
replacement) every 1,000 hours of use depending on the operating
environment. For details, contact your nearest dealer.
10. Notes on Moisture Condensation
Moisture condensation damages the unit.
Please read the following carefully.
· What is moisture condensation?
Moisture condensation occurs, for example, when you pour a
cold drink into a glass on a warm day. Drops of water form on
the outside of the glass. In the same way, moisture may condense
on the optical pick-up lens inside the unit, one of the most crucial
internal parts of the unit.
· Moisture condensation occurs in the following cases.
When you bring the unit directly from a cold place to a warm
When you use the unit in a room where you just turned on the
heater, or a place where the cold wind from the air conditioner
directly hits the unit.
In summer, when you use the unit in a hot and humid place
just after you move the unit from an air conditioned room.
When you use the unit in a humid place.
· Do not use the unit when moisture condensation may occur.
If you use the unit in such a situation, it may damage discs and
internal parts. Remove the disc, connect the mains lead of the
unit to the mains, turn on the unit, and leave it for two or three
hours. After a few hours, the unit will have warmed up and
evaporated any moisture. Keep the unit connected to the mains
and moisture condensation will seldom occur.
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This section shows you how to handle, clean, and store discs.
Notes on Discs
This DVD Player can playback the following discs.
· You cannot playback discs other than those listed above.
· You cannot play discs such as CD-ROM, DVD-RAM, DVD-
RW, etc., even if the marks in the above table are labeled
on those discs.
· This DVD Player uses the PAL/NTSC color system, and
cannot playback DVD videos recorded in any other color
system (SECAM, etc.).
· Avoid using heart-shaped or octagonal discs. Playing
irregularly shaped discs may damage the internal
mechanism of the DVD Player.
· Do not use discs that have residue from adhesive tape,
rental discs that have peeling labels, or discs that have
custom labels or stickers. Otherwise, you may not be able
to eject the discs or the DVD Player may become
About VIDEO CDs
This DVD Player supports VIDEO CDs equipped with the PBC
(Version 2.0) function. (PBC is the abbreviation of Playback Control.)
You can enjoy two playback variations depending on the type of disc.
· VIDEO CD not equipped with PBC function (Version 1.1)
Sound and movies can be played on this DVD Player in the
same way as an audio CD.
· VIDEO CD equipped with PBC function (Version 2.0)
In addition to operation of the VIDEO CD not equipped with the
PBC function, you can enjoy playback with interactive software
and search function using the menu displayed on the TV
screen (Menu Playback). Some of the functions described in
this Instruction Manual may not work with some discs.
*1 This unit can play CD-R and CD-RW discs recorded in CD
Audio or Video CD format, or with MP3 audio files.
MP3 compatibility information
· The CD-ROM must be ISO 9660 compatible.
· Files should be MPEG1 Audio Layer 3 format, 44.1 or
48kHz, fixed bit-rate. Incompatible files will not play and
"UNPLAYABLE MP3 FORMAT" will be displayed.
· Not compatible with variable bit-rate (VBR) files.
· This system only plays tracks that are named with the file
extension ".mp3" or ".MP3".
· This system is not compatible with multi-session discs. If
you try an play a multi-session disc, only the first session
will be played.
· Use CD-R or CD-RW media for recording your MP3 files.
The disc must be finalized in order to play.
· Audio encoded at 128Kbps should sound close to regular
audio CD quality. Although this system will play lower bit-
rate MP3 tracks, the sound quality becomes noticeably
worse at lower bit-rates.
· Only the first 8 characters of folder and track names
(excluding the ".mp3" extension) are displayed.
· This system can recognize a maximum of 250 folders and
250 tracks. Discs containing more than 250 folders or tracks
will not play.
Notes on Copyright
It is forbidden by law to copy, broadcast, show, broadcast on
cable, play in public, and rent copyrighted material without
DVD videos are copy protected, and any recordings made from
these discs will be distorted.
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.