Thank you for purchasing the Onkyo DVD Changer.
Please read this manual thoroughly before making
connections and turning on the power.
Following the instructions in this manual will enable
you to obtain optimum performance and listening
enjoyment from your new DVD Changer.
Please retain this manual for future reference.
Names and Functions
Setting Up the Changer
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Getting Started Using Your DVD Changer 23
Adjusting Audio and Video Settings
Setting the Language Options
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 changer is not suitable for commercial use.
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
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
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR PURCHASE OF
THIS FINE ONKYO PRODUCT.
Onkyo 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. and Canadian models]
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.
[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
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.
[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.
Information to User
Alteration or modifications carried out without
appropriate authorization may invalidate the user's
right to operate the equipment.
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.
Features of This Changer
301 capacity disc changer
compatible with DVD Video,
Video CD, CD, and CD-R formats
DVDs, Video CDs, CDs, and CD-Rs that display the
logos shown below can be played back on Onkyo DVD
players. For more information on discs compatible with
this changer, refer to the table below.
12 cm (5 in.)/
12 cm (5 in.)/
Types of playable
discs and their marks
CD, CD TEXT, CD-R
VIDEO CD single
12 cm (5 in.)/
8 cm (3 in.)/
12 cm (5 in.)/
8 cm (3 in.)/
The disc format logos shown above are found on disc
labels or on disc jackets.
· To prevent malfunction, be sure to use an adapter
when loading 8 cm (3 in.) CDs in the changer.
· To prevent malfunction, do not use 8 cm (3 in.) CD
adapters with 8 cm (3 in.) DVDs.
· Discs other than the ones indicated above cannot be
played on this unit.
· DVDs that have incompatible region numbers cannot
be played on this unit. The region number of the
changer can be found on the rear panel.
* This unit is capable of playing prerecorded audio CD-R discs.
· Due to variances in recording processes and disc types as
well as minor scratches, dust, fingerprints, or condensation
on the disc or pickup lens, playback may not be possible
with some discs.
· If a CD-R disc has not undergone a process called
finalization, playback is possible, however other functions
such as fast forward and reverse scanning, and track
search cannot be performed.
· Be sure to read the guidelines for using an audio CD-R disc
in the documentation supplied with the CD-R disc.
State of the art digital audio and
Compatible with a wide range of digital audio
The digital audio output jacks of this changer can output
Dolby Digital*, DTS**, MPEG, and linear PCM digital
bitstreams to AV components with built-in decoding
Multiple video output formats that can be
selected to best suit your TV or monitor
This changer features composite, S-video, and
component jacks to offer ideal connection possibilities to
nearly every type and level of commercially available TV
or monitor on the market today.
Digital Noise Reduction (Video Quality
DNR (Digital Noise Reduction) can be used to improve
the video image and remove digital noise. Select a
preprogrammed setting suited to the program's subject
matter, or make manual adjustments to suit your needs
or preferences and save them in the changer's memory.
* Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratorles.
"Dolby" and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories, Confidential unpublished works,
Dolby Laboratories, All rights reserved.
** "DTS" is a trademark of Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
Manufactured under license from Digital Theater Systems,
Connection to another disc
changer for increased capacity
This unit can be connected to another DV-M301 unit for
combined control of up to 601 discs (page 66).
Quick and easy playback with
single loader slot
By using the single loader slot, you can quickly load
discs, such as rental DVDs, that you may not want to
have loaded in the disc rack all of the time. With the
touch of a single button, this disc can be called up and
played at any time (page 28).
New graphical control and disc
It has never been easier to manage 300 discs than with
this changer's on-screen graphical control screens. Using
the changer's Sub Setup screen, you can input titles and
artists for the discs loaded in the changer, sort them
according to number, disc type, title, or artist, organize
them into groups, and keep the information updated
even if you physically reorganize the discs (page 30).
Easy text input
This title of a disc and the artist name can be easily input
using the remote controller or the front panel.
Additionally, you can connect a commercially available
PS/2* compatible keyboard or mouse to this changer for
quicker and more efficient data input and other changer
functions (page 33).
Organize all of the discs in
the rack by inputting disc
titles and artist names for
easy search and reference.
1 DVD Silver Skies
2 DVD Someone2Hold
3 VCD Dance Coll.
Live at Roxy!
PS/2 is a registered trademark of IBM corporation.
Answer a few questions and
have all the necessary audio,
video, and on-screen
language adjustments set
automatically by the changer
using the Setup Navigator
Setting up using the Setup Navigator
Easy setup and adjustment using
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
Additionally, you can create a list of menu items that you
regularly use with the Function Memory so that they can
be easily accessed at any time (page 63).
Wide range of DVD viewing options
Multi-Language Subtitles (page 44)*
You can select a subtitle language or turn subtitles off
when watching movies or other media with subtitles
Multiple Languages (page 45)*
You can select the language when watching movies or
other media that have multiple language and/or audio
soundtracks recorded on them.
Multi-Angle (page 54)*
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.
Variable speed scanning in
forward and reverse directions
This changer incorporates technology that enables
playback of DVDs and Video CDs in forward and reverse
directions using MULTI DIAL on the remote controller
This unit is designed to use less than 0.9 W of energy
when this changer is in standby mode.
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