The disc menu language is not the correct one.
• The disc menu language has not been set up.
•The language of your choice is not available on the disc.
You have forgotten your password (Parental control).
• Open the disc tray, press CLEAR and then enter 00001 with the numeric buttons.Turn off
the player and then turn it on again.
• If your appliance has been stored in a cool place for any length of time, during a journey
for example, wait for about 2 hours before using it.
• The openings located on the top and bottom are for ventilation and must not be obstructed.
• During thunderstorms, we recommend that you isolate the appliance from the electrical
supply so that it is not damaged by electrical or electromagnetic surges.
• This appliance is designed for continuous use. Switching off the DVD player to stand-by mode
does not disconnect it from the mains supply.To completely isolate the equipment, remove the
plug from the mains socket as some components remain connected to the electrical supply.
• If you notice any burning or smoke, disconnect the appliance immediately to avoid any risk
• Do not attempt to look inside the appliance through the disk tray opening or any other
opening.You may be electrocuted or exposed to laser radiation.
• This appliance is for domestic use only and must not be used for industrial purposes.
•Total or partial copying of recordings protected by copyright legislation, without the
explicit permission of the holder of the rights, contravenes current legislation. Copying or
downloading music files for sale or any other business purpose constitutes or could
constitute a violation of copyright law.
• Use a soft, dry, clean cloth. Regularly dust the vents at the back or sides.
•Using solvents, abrasive or alcohol-based products risks damaging the appliance.
• If an object or liquid enters inside the appliance, unplug it immediately and have it checked
by an authorised engineer.
Handling and caring for discs
• Handle your discs with care. Hold the disc with your fingers at the edges or through the hole.
• Insert the disc with the label facing up (for a single-sided disc).
• Place the disc properly into the tray in the allotted holder.
•Use a soft cloth to clean discs if necessary, always wiping from the centre to the edge.
•Always put discs back in their cases after use and store in a vertical position.
• Do not close the tray with two discs in it or with a disc not sitting correctly in the holder.
• Do not play cracked, chipped or warped discs nor try to repair them with adhesive tape
• Do not write on a disc.
• Do not move the player when a disc is being played.
• Do not scratch discs or store them in places exposed to direct sunlight, high humidity or
• Do not use aerosol cleaners, benzene, anti-static liquids or any other solvent for cleaning
discs.When cleaning, wipe gently with a soft damp (water only) cloth from the centre to the
edge, avoiding circular motions, which could cause scratches and interference during playback.
• The type and production number of your appliance are printed on the guarantee
certificate supplied with your appliance. Keep this certificate as well as the invoice.These
documents are required in the event of claiming your guarantee rights.
• All repairs during the guarantee period must be carried out by an authorised engineer for
our brand. If this condition is not met, your rights will no longer be valid.
•Never open the appliance yourself, since this may put you at risk or damage the
equipment.THOMSON does not accept any liability if the appliance is used in any way
other than in accordance with this manual.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES:TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE
LAW, DECLARATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT OR
OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THE PRODUCT
IN CONDITIONS OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED ABOVE ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED.
Discs you can play
In spite of progress made to ensure playability of all discs types, it is not possible to guarantee playback of discs which
are not in conformity with DVD, CD,VCD or SVCD standards.This unit may not play some recordings or files on CD-R,
CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW due to differences in recording formats, software used and disc types.
Digital video discs - 12 cm and 8 cm, single or double sided, single or dual layer. DVDs are high-
density optical discs on which high quality picture and audio are recorded by means of digital signals.
DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW
Most DVD-R and DVD+R (one recording only), DVD-RW and DVD+RW discs (rewritable).
Depending on the DVD writer and discs used. Recordings using DVD-R and DVD-RW discs
must be made in Video DVD mode. Recordings using DVD+RW discs must be made in
accordance with the specifications for DVD+RW discs with a 4.7 GB capacity.
VCD - Video Compact Disc
CD on which you can record up to 74 min. of VHS-quality video associated with still images,
audio tracks and interactive menus.
SVCD - Super Video Compact Disc
Most SVCDs comply with the IEC62107 standard. SVCDs can be used to record up to 70 minutes of
digital sound and images in accordance with MPEG-2 standards for video and MPEG-1 standards for audio.
Audio CDs (8 and 12 cm).
Most CD-R (one recording only) and CD-RW discs (rewritable).
This player can play most CD-R discs. CD-Rs written during a multisession recording can also
be played, provided that the session has ended before the disc is played (depending on the
write software). However, depending on the condition of the CD-writer, computer and the disc
used, you may find that not all discs will play successfully. When playing a CD-R disc, it is
completely normal for the unit to take up to 20 seconds to recognise the disc before starting
to play. If the disc is not recognised after a period of 20 seconds, remove the disc, and then
insert it again.
• Irrespective of the actual recording capacity of the CD-R, do not use its full capacity. • CD-Rs
should be preferably used instead of CD-RWs (rewritable CDs) as, in certain cases, CD-RW
playback may be faulty. • Use reliable, good-quality CD write software. • Close all other
applications on the computer to ensure reliable CD-R disc recording.
DivX is the name of a revolutionary new video codec which is based on the new MPEG-4
compression standard for video. Whether DivX files play correctly on your player or not
depends on the preparation and production of the audio and video files, the codecs and the
type of recording equipment used, as well as on your computer’s parameters. It is therefore
possible that you cannot play a DivX file or that part or all of it is defective. It also sometimes
happens that you can play the images (video) but not the sound (audio).
DivX disc compatibility with this player is limited as follows: • The maximum resolution of the
DivX file is below 720x576 (W x H) pixels. • DivX filenames should not exceed 56 characters.
• If the video and audio structure of the recorded file is not interleaved, either video or audio is
outputted. • If the file is recorded with GMC, the unit supports only 1-point GMC. GMC is the
acronym for Global Motion Compensation. It is an encoding tool specified in the MPEG4
standard. Some MPEG4 encoders, like DivX or XviD, have this option.There are different levels
of GMC encoding, usually called 1-point, 2-point, or 3-point GMC.
• DivX files with subtitles in .SRT, .SUB and .SMI formats can be played. Correct playback of all
languages may not be possible as some characters may be missing.
CD-R and CD-RW discs containing audio files in mp3 format.With regard to CD-R mp3 discs,
please follow all the recommendations for CD-R above, along with the comments below:
• Your mp3 files should be ISO 9660 or JOLIET format. ISO 9660 format and Joliet mp3 files
are compatible with Microsoft DOS and Windows, as well as with Apple Mac.These two
formats are the most widely used. • mp3 filenames should not exceed 8 characters and should
end with the “.mp3” extension. General name format:Title.mp3.When composing your title
ensure that you use 8 characters or less, have no spaces in the name, and avoid the use of
special characters including (. , / , \ , = ,+). • The total number of files on a disc should be less
than 999.The total number of folders should be less than 499. • Use a decompression transfer
rate of at least 128 kB/sec (kilobytes/second) when recording mp3 files. Sound quality with mp3
files basically depends on the rate of compression/ decompression you choose. Obtaining audio
CD quality sound requires an analogue/digital sampling rate, that is conversion to mp3 format,
of at least 128 kB/sec and up to 160 kB/sec. Choosing higher rates, such as 192 kB/sec or more,
only rarely produces even better sound quality. Conversely, files with sampling rates below 128
kB/sec will not play properly. • Do not try recording copyright-protected mp3 files.“Securized”
files are encrypted and code-protected to prevent illegal copying.You must not copy such files.
WMA (Windows Media Audio) files
CD-R with WMA files.
• WMA filenames should not exceed 8 characters, and should end with the “.wma” extension.
General name format:Title.wma.When composing your title ensure that you use 8 characters
or less, have no spaces in the name, and avoid the use of special characters including (., /, \, =,
+).• The total number of files on a disc should be less than 999.
Important:The above recommendations cannot be taken as a guarantee that the DVD player will play
mp3 or WMA recordings, or as an assurance of sound quality.You should note that certain technologies
and methods for mp3 file recording on CD-Rs prevent optimal playback of these files on your DVD player
(i.e. degraded sound quality and even, in some cases, inability of the player to read the file).
• CD-R and CD-RW with JPEG files. Certain JPEG files, including progressive JPEG files, cannot
be read by this player.
Kodak Picture CDs
Power requirements:AC 230V, 50 Hz - Power consumption: 15W - Operating temperature:
5˚C to 35˚C (41˚F to 95˚F) - Operating humidity: 5 % to 90 % (no condensation)
DVD copy protection
In accordance with the DVD standard, your DVD player is equipped with a Copy Protection system, which can
be switched on and off by the DVD disc itself, in order to make any recording of the relevant DVD disc onto a
videotape of very poor picture quality, or even impossible.“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 use only unless otherwise authorized by
Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.”
Note on DivX files
Before playing DivX or mpeg4 files, please be sure of their origin and that you have legally purchased or rented
the contents. Pirate copying is illegal and may result in sanctions. Private copies of your own material for your
own use may be legal in some countries. Make sure you are aware of any applicable laws.
Connections and Setup
Some points to check before you connect your TV set
• Ensure that the mains supply in your house complies with that indicated on the
identification sticker located on the back of your appliance.
• Install your appliance horizontally, away from any source of heat (fireplace) or appliances
generating strong magnetic or electric fields.The components of this appliance are
sensitive to heat.The maximum ambient temperature should not exceed 35° Celsius.
• Leave sufficient space around the appliance to allow adequate ventilation: 10 cm on either
side and at the back, as well as 7 cm above it are ideal.
• The humidity of the room should not exceed 75%. If you have to use the appliance
outdoors, do not expose it to rain or splashing water.The appliance should not be
exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, should
be placed on top of it.
•Moving it from a cold environment to a warm one is likely to cause condensation on
some components inside the appliance. Let the condensation disappear of its own accord
before turning the appliance on again.
• Before moving the player, make sure the disc tray is empty.
The remote control
ZOOM To access the Zoom function.
ANGLE To access the Camera angle function.
CLOSE To open and close the disc tray.
To switch the appliance on and off.
PROGRAM To access the Program menu.
RANDOM To access the Random playback function.
REPEAT To access the Repeat playback function.
A-B To access the A-B repeat playback function.
REV To start reverse accelerated play and reverse slow
FWD To start forward accelerated play and forward
To start a reverse or forward search for a chapter
PAUSE To activate freeze frame, frame advance, slow motion.
PLAY To start playing a disc.
STOP To stop play.
CLEAR To clear entered items in a menu.
DISC MENU To call the disc menu (if there is one).
To access the PBC menu.
To navigate through the menus.
OK To confirm a selection.
PREVIEW To access the Digest or the Introscan function.
SET UP To access the player’s menu.
0 - 9 Number entry.
DISPLAY To display the Status menu.
AUDIO To change the dialogue language or audio format.
SUBTITLE To select a subtitle language and turn the subtitle
menu on and off.
To mute and restore the sound.
BOOKMARK To access the Bookmark function.
TITLE MENU To a ccess the title menu of the disc (if there is one).
To turn the PBC function on and off.
Inserting batteries in the remote control
Insert two LR06 or AA batteries in the remote control.
• Do not mix different types of batteries or new and old batteries. Do not use rechargeable batteries.
• In order to avoid any risk of explosion, observe the polarities indicated inside the battery compartment.
Replace only with the type of batteries specified above. Do not dispose of them in a fire or recharge them.
• If you are not using the remote control for a long period of time, remove the batteries.
• Please respect the environment and prevailing regulations. Before you dispose of batteries or
accumulators, ask your dealer whether they are subject to special recycling and if they will accept them
Front panel controls
OPEN/CLOSE - To open and close the disc tray.
STOP - To stop disc playback.
3 PLAY - To start playing a disc.
SENSOR - Remote sensor. Point the remote control here.
ON/STANDBY - To switch the appliance on and off.
Basic connections (DVD player + TV + video recorder)
Connect the DVD player Scart socket (TV AUDIO VIDEO OUT) to the television set’s
Scart socket (AV1, EXT1,AUX1) using a Scart lead (not provided).
- OR -
1. If your television set does not have two Scart sockets, connect the DVD player to the
video recorder’s AV2 socket using a Scart lead (not provided). If you have a satellite or
cable receiver you can also connect the DVD player to the receiver’s second Scart
Note: If your video recorder only has one Scart socket, but has a modulator, use the aerial cable to connect the
video recorder to the television set, adjust the video recorder’s modulator, then connect the DVD player to the
video recorder’s Scart socket.
2. Connect the video recorder (or satellite receiver) to the television set as shown in the
video recorder’s (or satellite receiver’s) user guide.
3. Connect the DVD player to the mains socket using the mains lead.
4. Switch on the devices.
Note: If one of the devices is not working, check that all the cables have been inserted properly into the sockets
which they should be connected to.
Other connection options
VIDEO OUT socket
This socket (yellow) is also known as a composite video
socket.The video cable (not supplied) usually comes
with two audio cables (white and red).The picture
quality obtained using a video connection is poorer
compared to that obtained using a Scart connection.
TV AUDIO VIDEO OUT (RGB)
VIDEO OUT socket
Video cable (yellow)
THE LIGHTNING FLASH AND
ARROWHEAD WITHIN THE TRIANGLE
IS A WARNING SIGN ALERTING YOU
OF A DANGEROUS VOLTAGE INSIDE
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK - DO
AUTION:TOREDUCE THE RISK OF
, DO NOT REMOVE THE
(OR BACK). NOUSER-SERVICEABLE
.REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
THE EXCLAMATION POINT WITHIN
THE TRIANGLE IS A WARNING SIGN
ALERTING YOU OF IMPORTANT
INSTRUCTIONS ACCOMPANYING THE
SEE MARKING ON BOTTOM / BACK OF PRODUCT
EN CAUTION - LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN.
DO NOT STARE INTO BEAM.
In accordance with the rating
plate of the unit, this unit
complies with current standards
concerning electrical safety and
You can contact THOMSON by dialling: 0871 712 1312
(for United Kingdom, £0.10/mn inc VAT)
THOMSON Multimedia Sales Europe
46, quai A. Le Gallo
92648 Boulogne Cedex
322 019 464 RCS NANTERRE
35888990 © Copyright THOMSON 2005
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