DVD Player DV-353 DV-251 DV-250 Operating Instructions
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Contents Thank you for buying this Pioneer product. 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. 01 Before You Start Features ..............................................................8 What’s in the box ...............................................9 Putting the batteries in the remote control ..... 9 Using the remote control ..................
Contents 06 The Audio Settings Menu Audio DRC ........................................................39 Virtual Surround ...............................................39 07 The Initial Settings Menu Using the Initial Settings menu ...................... 41 Digital Audio Out settings .............................. 41 Digital Out ...................................................41 Dolby Digital Out ....................................... 41 DTS Out .......................................................
01 Before You Start Features MP3 compatibility 24-bit/192kHz compatible DAC This player is compatible with CD-R, CD-RW and CD-ROM discs that contain MP3 audio tracks (see page 10). This player is fully compatible with high sampling-rate discs, capable of delivering better-than-CD sound quality in terms of dynamic range, low-level resolution and high-frequency detail.
Before You Start What’s in the box Please confirm that the following accessories are in the box when you open it. • Remote control • AA/R6P dry cell batteries x2 • Audio/video cable (red/white/yellow plugs) • Power cable • These operating instructions • Warranty card Putting the batteries in the remote control 1 Open the battery compartment cover on the back of the remote control. 01 • Don’t mix new and old batteries together.
01 Before You Start Discs compatible with this player Any disc that displays one of the following logos should play in this player. Other formats, including DVD-Audio, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, CD-ROM (except those that contain MP3 files), SACD and Photo CD will not play. CD-R/RW compatibility • This unit can play CD-R and CD-RW discs recorded in CD Audio or Video CD format, or with MP3 audio files. It cannot record CD-R or CD-RW discs.
Before You Start 01 • Use CD-R or CD-RW media for recording your MP3 files. The disc must be finalized in order to play. DVD Video regions • Audio encoded at 128Kbps should sound close to regular audio CD quality. Although this player will play lower bitrate MP3 tracks, the sound quality becomes noticeably worse at lower bitrates. All DVD Video discs carry a region mark on the case somewhere that indicates which region(s) of the world the disc is compatible with.
02 Connecting Up Rear panel connections 1 DIGITAL AUDIO OUT 2 Y PB COAXIAL 3 4 AUDIO OUT L R OPTICAL 7 PR S 6 COMPONENT VIDEO OUT VIDEO OUT 5 When connecting this player up to your TV, AV receiver or other components, make sure that all components are switched off and unplugged. 1 DIGITAL AUDIO OUT – COAXIAL This is a digital audio output for connection to a PCM, Dolby Digital, DTS and/or MPEGcompatible AV receiver that has a coaxial digital input.
Connecting Up 02 Easy connections A/V IN TV DIGITAL AUDIO OUT Y PB COAXIAL AUDIO OUT L R OPTICAL PR S COMPONENT VIDEO OUT VIDEO OUT To power outlet The setup described here is a basic setup that allows you to play discs using just the cables supplied with the player. In this setup, stereo audio is played through the speakers in your TV. • This player is equipped with copy protection technology.
02 Connecting Up • Before unplugging the player from the power outlet, make sure you first switch it into standby using either the front panel STANDBY/ON button, or the remote control, and wait of the -OFFmessage to disappear from the player’s display. • For the above reasns, do not plug this player into a switched power supply found on some amplifiers and AV receivers.
Connecting Up 02 Connecting to an AV receiver cable (not supplied) to connect the OPTICAL DIGITAL OUT jack to an optical input on your AV receiver. To enjoy multichannel surround sound you need to connect this player to an AV receiver using a digital output. There are both coaxial and optical digital jacks; use whichever is convenient. For a coaxial connection, use a coaxial cable (similar to the supplied video cable) to connect the COAXIAL DIGITAL OUT jack to a coaxial input on your AV receiver.
02 Connecting Up • My TV doesn’t have any inputs to connect the DVD player. How can I watch DVDs? Unfortunately, if your TV has no inputs you can’t use this player with it. • My VCR is already connected to my TV, so there aren’t any spare inputs. What should I do? If all your TV’s inputs are already in use, you can buy a video input selector from an electronics store, which effectively gives you more inputs. • My TV only has one input for the sound.
Controls and Displays 03 Front panel 1 2 3 4 5 OPEN/CLOSE 0 STANDBY/ON 3 41 ¡¢ DV-250/DV-251 10 7 9 1 8 Î 8 7 2 6 3 4 5 OPEN/ CLOSE 0 1 4 ¡ ¢ 7 8 3 Î STANDBY/ON DV-353 10 9 STANDBY/ON 1 Press to switch the player on or into standby 2 8 7 6 7 8 Press to pause playback.
03 Controls and Displays Display 1 2 12 11 3 4 5 6 7 10 1 DTS Lights when a DTS soundtrack is playing 2 Lights during multi-angle scenes on a DVD disc 3 GUI (Graphical User Interface) Lights when a menu is displayed on-screen 9 7 CHP Indicates that the character display is showing a DVD chapter number 8 REMAIN Lights when the character display is showing the time or number of tracks/titles/chapters remaining 9 4 TITLE Indicates that the character display is showing a DVD title number 5 Lights w
Controls and Displays 03 Remote control 1 STANDBY/ON Press to switch the player on or into standby 2 AUDIO Press to select the audio channel or language (pages 36–37) OPEN/CLOSE STANDBY/ON 1 3 0 14 ANGLE 15 2 AUDIO 4 1 2 3 CLEAR 16 4 5 6 ENTER 17 7 8 9 SUBTITLE TOP MENU 3 SUBTITLE Press to select a subtitle display (page 36) 4 5 TOP MENU Press to display the top menu of a DVD disc 6 ENTER & cursor control buttons Use to navigate on-screen displays and menus.
03 Controls and Displays 12 PLAY MODE Press to display the Play Mode menu (pages 31–36) (You can also get to the Play Mode menu by pressing SETUP and selecting Play Mode) 13 SURROUND Press to activate/switch off 2V/TruSurround 18 MENU Press to display a DVD disc menu, or the Disc Navigator if a CD, Video CD or MP3 disc is loaded 19 RETURN Press to return to a previous menu screen 14 0 OPEN/CLOSE Press to open or close the disc tray 20 ¡ and E/ Use for forward slow motion playback, frame advance and for
Getting Started 04 Switching on Let’s Get Started After making sure that everything is connected properly and that the player is plugged in, press STANDBY/ON on the front panel, or on the remote control to switch the player on. When you switch on the player for the first time, you should see a welcome screen displayed on your TV.
04 Getting Started 2 Use the / (cursor left/right) buttons to select either ‘Wide screen (16:9)’ or ‘Standard size screen (4:3)’ according to the kind of TV you have, then press ENTER. Let's Get Started Menu What kind of TV do you have? Use the / cursor buttons to choose, then press [ENTER] Wide screen (16:9) 3 Using the on-screen displays For ease of use, this player makes extensive use of graphical on-screen displays (OSDs).
Getting Started 04 • The button guide at the bottom of every OSD screen shows you which buttons you’ll need to use for that screen. 4 Select a DVD language. Some DVD discs feature on-screen menus, soundtracks and subtitles in several languages. Set your preferred language here. Setup Navigator Setting up with the Setup Navigator Using the Setup Navigator you can make a number of other initial settings for this player.
04 Getting Started 6 Did you connect this player to an AV receiver using a digital output? Select Connected or Not Connected. Setup Navigator Setup Navigator Language Settings Audio Out Settings AV Receiver Func. AV Receiver Digital Audio Out Connected Not Connected • If you selected Not Connected here, that completes setup using the Setup Navigator. Press ENTER to exit. 7 Is your AV receiver Dolby Digital compatible? Select Compatible, Not Compatible or Don’t Know.
Getting Started 04 Playing discs The basic playback controls for playing DVD, CD, Video CD and MP3 discs are covered here. Further functions are detailed in the next chapter. 3 Load a disc. Load a disc with the label side facing up, using the disc tray guide to align the disc (if you’re loading a double-sided DVD disc, load it with the side you want to play face down). OPEN/CLOSE STANDBY/ON 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 ENTER 7 8 9 0 ENTER 3 1 4 8 ¡ 7 ¢ 4 Press 3 (play) to start playback.
04 Getting Started • Why won’t the disc I loaded play? First check that you loaded the disc the right way up (label side up), and that it’s clean and not damaged. See page 49 for information on cleaning discs. If a disc loaded correctly won’t play, it’s probably an incompatible format or disc type, such as DVD-Audio or DVD-ROM. See page 10 for more on disc compatibility.
Getting Started 04 Front panel controls The 3 (play), 7 (stop), and 8 (pause) buttons on the front panel work in exactly the same way as their remote control equivalents. The combined scan/skip buttons on the front panel (4 1 and ¡ ¢) work slightly differently from the remote buttons. 41 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ENTER 0 MENU ENTER 3 ¡ ¢ 7 8 RETURN STANDBY/ON DV-353 2 TOP MENU OPEN/ CLOSE 0 1 4 1 ¡¢ Press and hold for fast scan; press for track/ chapter skip.
04 Getting Started Video CD PBC menus Some Video CDs have menus from which you can choose what you want to watch. These are called PBC (Playback control) menus. You can play a PBC Video CD without having to navigate the PBC menu by starting playback using a number button to select a track, rather than the 3 (play) button. 1 2 3 4 5 6 ENTER 7 8 9 0 ENTER RETURN 4 28 En ¢ Button What it does RETURN Displays the PBC menu. Numbers Use to enter a numbered menu option.
Playing Discs 05 Introduction Most of the features described in this chapter make use of on-screen displays. For an explanation of how to navigate these, see Using the on-screen displays on page 22. Many of the functions covered in this chapter apply to DVD discs, Video CDs, CDs and MP3 discs, although the exact operation of some varies slightly with the kind of disc loaded. 2 Select what you want to play. Depending on the type of disc you have loaded, the Disc Navigator looks slightly different.
05 Playing Discs Playing in slow motion • The Disc Navigator is not available unless there is a disc loaded. You can play DVDs and Video CDs at four different forward slow motion speeds, and DVDs also at two reverse speeds. • It’s not possible to use the Disc Navigator when playing a Video CD in PBC mode, or an unfinalized CD-R/RW disc. 1 • Another way to find a particular place on a disc is to use one of the search modes. See Searching a disc on page 36.
Playing Discs 05 3 Press ENTER on ‘B(End Point)’ to set the loop end point. • The picture quality when using frame reverse is not as good as frame advance. • Depending on the disc, normal playback may automatically resume when a new chapter is reached. Looping a section of a disc The A-B Repeat function allows you to specify two points (A and B) within a track (CD and Video CD) or title (DVD) that form a loop which is played over and over.
05 Playing Discs 2 Select a repeat play option. If program play is active, select Program Repeat to repeat the program list, or Repeat Off to cancel. For DVD discs, select Title Repeat or Chapter Repeat (or Repeat Off). Repeat Random Program Search Mode Title Repeat Chapter Repeat Repeat Off You can set the random play option when a disc is playing or stopped. Play Mode A-B Repeat For CDs and Video CDs, select Disc Repeat or Track Repeat (or Repeat Off).
Playing Discs 05 2 Select ‘Create/Edit’ from the list of program options. • To stop the disc and cancel random playback, press 7 (stop). • To cancel random playback without stopping playback, press CLEAR. The disc will play to the end, then stop. • During random play, the 4 and ¢ buttons function a little differently to normal: 4 returns to the beginning of the current track/chapter. You can't go back further than this. ¢ selects another track/chapter at random from those remaining.
05 Playing Discs • To add a chapter, first highlight the title, then press (cursor right) and select a chapter from the list. Program • To add a track, first find the folder, then press (cursor right) and select a track name from the list. Program Program Step Title 1-38 Chapter 1-4 Program Step Folder 001-006 Track 001-010 01. 01-003 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. Title 01 Title 02 Title 03 Title 04 Title 05 Title 06 Title 07 Title 08 Chapter 001 Chapter 002 Chapter 003 Chapter 004 01.
Playing Discs Editing a program list After creating a program list, you can add, delete and change steps. 1 Press PLAY MODE and select ‘Program’ from the list of functions on the left. 2 Select ‘Create/Edit’ from the list of program options. 3 To clear a step, highlight the step number and press CLEAR.
05 Playing Discs 4 Searching a disc You can search DVD discs by title or chapter number, or by time. CDs can be searched by track number, and Video CDs by track number or time. MP3 discs can be searched by folder or track number. 1 Press PLAY MODE and select ‘Search Mode’ from the list of functions on the left. The search options that appear depend on the kind of disc loaded. The screen below shows the DVD search options.
Playing Discs Switching audio channel when playing a Video CD When playing a Video CD, you can switch between stereo, just the left channel or just the right channel. 1 Press AUDIO repeatly to select an audio channel option. Audio 05 2 Use the cursor buttons to change the zoomed area. You can change the zoom factor and the zoomed area freely during playback. • If the navigation square at the top of the screen disappears, press ZOOM again to display it.
05 Playing Discs Displaying disc information Various track, chapter and title information, as well as the video transmission rate for DVD discs, can be displayed on-screen while a disc is playing. ¶ To show/switch the information displayed, press DISPLAY. When a disc is playing, the information appears at the top of the screen. Keep pressing DISPLAY to change the displayed information. • DVD displays Play 3 DVD Current / Total Elapsed Remain 11/38 2.05 4.57 French English Audio Dolby Digital 3/2.
The Audio Settings Menu 06 Audio DRC • Default setting: Off When watching Dolby Digital DVDs at low volume, it’s easy to lose the quieter sounds completely—including some of the dialog. Switching Audio DRC (Dynamic Range Control) to On can help by bringing up the quieter sounds, while controlling loud peaks. How much of a difference you hear depends on the material you’re listening to. If the material doesn’t have wide variations in volume, you may not notice much change.
06 The Audio Settings Menu 1 Press SETUP and select ‘Audio Settings’ from the on-screen display. • Virtual Surround doesn’t work with DTS or 96kHz linear PCM audio, or during MP3 playback, through either the analog or digital outputs. Audio Settings Play Mode Disc Navigator Initial Settings Setup Navigator 2 Highlight Virtual Surround, then use the / buttons (cursor left/right) to change to ‘2V/TruSurround’ or ‘Off’, as required.
The Initial Settings Menu 07 Using the Initial Settings menu Digital Audio Out settings The Initial Settings menu gives you complete control in setting up your DVD player, including audio, and video output settings, audience limitation settings, among others. Digital Out If an option is grayed out it means that it cannot be changed at the current time. This is usually because a disc is playing. Stop the disc, then change the setting.
07 The Initial Settings Menu DTS Out • Default setting: Off You only need to make this setting if you connected this system to an AV receiver (or other component) using one of the digital outputs. If your AV receiver (or other connected component) is compatible with high sampling rates (96 kHz), set this to 96kHz, otherwise set it to 96kHz > 48kHz (96 kHz audio is converted to a more compatible 48 kHz). Check the manual that came with the other component if you’re unsure whether it is 96 kHz compatible.
The Initial Settings Menu 07 Video Output settings S-Video Out TV Screen You only need to make this setting if you connected this player to your TV using an SVideo cord.
07 The Initial Settings Menu Subtitle Language Language settings • Default setting: English Audio Language Initial Settings • Default setting: English Initial Settings Digital Audio Out Video Output Language Display Options Audio Language Subtitle Language DVD Menu Lang. Subtitle Display English French German Italian Spanish Other Language This setting is your preferred audio language for DVD discs.
The Initial Settings Menu DVD Menu Language 07 Display settings • Default setting: w/Subtitle Lang. OSD Language Initial Settings Digital Audio Out Video Output Language Display Options • Default setting: English Audio Language Subtitle Language DVD Menu Lang. Subtitle Display w/Subtitle Lang.
07 The Initial Settings Menu Angle Indicator • Default setting: On • Not all discs that you may consider inappropriate for your children use the Parental Lock feature. These discs will always play without requiring the password first. Initial Settings Digital Audio Out Video Output Language OSD Language On Screen Display Angle Indicator On Off • If you forget your password, you’ll need to reset the player to it’s factory settings (page 51), then register a new password.
The Initial Settings Menu 3 Press ENTER to register the password and return to the Options menu screen. If you forget your password, you can reset the system then register a new one. See page 51 for how to reset the player. 07 3 Enter a new password. Initial Settings Digital Audio Out Video Output Language Display Password Change Password * * * * New Password * * * * Options Changing your password To change your password, confirm your existing password then enter a new one.
07 The Initial Settings Menu 3 Select a new level. 3 Select a country code. There are two ways you can do this. Initial Settings Digital Audio Out Video Output Language Display • Select by code letter: Use / (cursor up/down) to change the country code. Parental Lock : Level Change * * * * Password Initial Settings Options 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 off Press (cursor left) repeatedly to lock more levels (more discs will require the password); press (cursor right) to unlock levels. You can’t lock level 1.
Additional Information Taking care of your player and discs Handling discs When holding discs of any type, take care not to leave fingerprints, dirt or scratches on the disc surface. Hold the disc by its edge or by the center hole and edge. Damaged or dirty discs can affect playback performance. Take care also not to scratch the label side of the disc. Although not as fragile as the recorded side, scratches can still result in a disc becoming unusable.
08 Additional Information Cleaning the pickup lens The DVD player’s lens should not become dirty in normal use, but if for some reason it should malfunction due to dust or dirt, consult your nearest Pioneer-authorized service center. Although lens cleaners for CD players are commercially available, we do not recommend using them since some may damage the lens.
Additional Information Screen sizes and disc formats DVD-Video discs come in several different screen aspect ratios, ranging from TV programs, which are generally 4:3, to CinemaScope widescreen movies, with an aspect ratio of up to about 7:3. 08 Set to 4:3(Pan&Scan), widescreen discs are shown with the left and right sides cropped. Although the picture looks larger, you don’t actually see the whole picture. Televisions, too, come in different aspect ratios; ‘standard’ 4:3 and widescreen 16:9.
08 Additional Information Language code list Language (Laguage code letter), Language code Japanese (ja), 1001 English (en), 0514 French (fr), 0618 German (de), 0405 Italian (it), 0920 Spanish (es), 0519 Chinese (zh), 2608 Dutch (nl), 1412 Portuguese (pt), 1620 Swedish (sv), 1922 Russian (ru), 1821 Korean (ko), 1115 Greek (el), 0512 Afar (aa), 0101 Abkhazian (ab), 0102 Afrikaans (af), 0106 Amharic (am), 0113 Arabic (ar), 0118 Assamese (as), 0119 Aymara (ay), 0125 Azerbaijani (az), 0126 Bashkir (ba), 0201
Additional Information Selecting languages using the language code list Some of the language options (such as ‘DVD Language’ in the Setup Navigator) allow you to set your prefered language from any of the 136 languages listed in the language code list on the previous page. 1 Select ‘Other Language’. 2 Use the / (cursor left/right) buttons to select either a code letter or a code number. 3 Use the / (cursor up/down) buttons to select a code letter or a code number.
08 Additional Information DTS DTS stands for Digital Theater System. DTS is a surround system different from Dolby Digital that has become a popular surround sound format for movies. Dynamic range The difference between the quietest and loudest sounds possible in an audio signal (without distorting or getting lost in noise). Dolby Digital and DTS soundtracks are capable of a very wide dynamic range, delivering dramatic cinema-like effects.
Additional Information 08 Specifications General Audio output (1 stereo pair) System ............................. DVD-Video, Video CD, CD and MP3 files Power requirements ................. AC 120 V, 60 Hz Power consumption .................................... 13 W Power consumption (standby) ....................... 0.3 W Weight ......................................... 2.4 kg (5lb 5oz) Dimensions DV-353 .............. 420 (W) x 55 (H) x 278 (D) mm (16 9/16 (W) x 2 3/16 (H) x 10 15/16 (D) in.
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